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David B. Updegraff Bible

Identifier: HC.MC-975-10-008

Scope and Contents

This collection contains David Benjamin Updegraff's heavily annotated Bible. His notes discuss theology and the content of the Bible. It also includes placed or tipped-in materials and notes.


  • Creation: undated


Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Notes

David Benjamin Updegraff (-1864) was born in Winchester, Virginia but ultimately moved with his family to Ohio, where he remained until his death in 1864. David Benjamin was a farmer and also served as a minister for the Society of Friends. He married Rebecca Taylor Updegraff in 1812. Together, David and Rebecca were actively involved in the anti-slavery movement. They were members of the Anti-Slavery League and used their farm as a station on the Underground Railroad. David Benjamin and Rebecca Taylor Updegraff had a total of eight children. Jonathan Taylor Updegraff, their oldest son, was born in 1822. He attended Franklin College and pursued a career in medicine, which led him abroad to Europe and eventually to a position as a Union army surgeon in the Civil War. He served as a U.S Congressman from 1879 until his death in 1882.

Source: MC 1031


0.21 linear ft. (1 volume)

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Related Materials

  • MC 965Thomas Chase papers
  • MC 1030 Hartshorne family papers
  • MC 1031 Updegraff family papers

Processing Information

Processed by Mary A. Crauderueff; completed January 2016.


Uniform Title

David B. Updegraff Bible, undated
Mary A. Crauderueff
January 2016
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