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JEFFERSON COUNTY, OHIO
History & Genealogy


Source:
20th Century History of Steubenville & Jefferson Co., Ohio
by Joseph B. Doyle -
Publ Richmond-Arnold Publ. Co. - Chicago -
1910

Chapter XXIII.
Central and Western Townships

Mount Pleasant, Smithfield, Wayne, Salem, Springfield, Ross and Brush Creek, A String of Enterprising Towns - Interesting Quaker Episodes - First Silk Factory in the United States - Higher Institutions of Learning - Early Salt Industry - Oldest Postmasters - The "Old Log Schoolhouse."

NOTE:  Until I have time to finish transcribing this history, I will put excerpts to go with names in the biographical Index.

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     Another division was made by Elisha BATES.  The followers of FOX did not believe in baptism by water, but of the Holy Ghost.  BATES, while on a visit to the Holy Land, submitted to baptism in the River Jordan, and was taken to task for this lapse from the doctrine as promulgated by the father of the meeting; but he held to the ordinance of baptism as a saving means, on which subject he wrote a book.  This he afterwards renounced and the copies of the book in the hands of the Mt. Pleasant Friends were burned with ceremony; but he again recanted and in 1844 left eh Friends to become a Methodist Episcopal minister, readopting the tenets he had set forth in the book, the copies of which had been burned at his request.  He had followers in each of the several movements, and of course took with him into the Methodist communion a number of Friends.  While addressing a large camp meeting near Mt. Pleasant in 1844.  BATES was interrupted by persons he had offended by his various changes; boys even pelting him with buckeyes.  He grew angry and declared that he had left the most tranquil church in the land and now found himself in the noisiest, extremes that he could not reconcile.  He then left the Methodist Church.

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