"A Brief Account of Thomas Kite"
Scope and Contents
This collection is comprised of the single volume, handwritten manuscript of a biographical account of Thomas Kite. The volume describes Kite's early life, his convincement (conversion to Quakerism), and his testimonies against Elias Hicks during the Hicksite-Orthodox separation.
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Thomas Kite (1785-?) was born in Frankford, Pennsylvania, in 1785, the son of Benjamin and Rebecca Kite. After moving to Philadelphia as a child, Kite became convinced (converted to Quakerism) at the age of 17. In 1808, he married Elizabeth Barnard, and the couple had two children: Susanna (1809-1844) and William (1810-1900). Thomas Kite married Edith Sharpless, and the couple had three children: Rebecca Kite (1814-1852), Joshua Kite (1816-1835), and Thomas Kite (1818-1884). Elizabeth died in 1810, the same year that Thomas was first recognized as a minister. During the Hicksite-Orthodox seperation, Kite maintained his Orthodox testimonies against Hicks. Thomas Kite died on January 25, 1845, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
0.02 Linear Feet (1 volume)
The biographical account of Thomas Kite describes Kite's early life, his convincement (conversion to Quakerism), and his testimonies against Elias Hicks during the Hicksite-Orthodox separation.
Processed by Kara Flynn; completed October, 2015.
- "A Brief Account of Thomas Kite," undated
- Kara Flynn
- October, 2015
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