Shaker Museum

Bishop, Rufus (1774-1852)

Birth date
07/18/1774
Death date
08/02/1852
Biography

Elder Rufus Bishop was a member of an extended family that converted and became lifelong members and leaders of the Shakers. In 1808, he was named second elder of the Church Family at Mount Lebanon, and in 1821, he was named second elder in the Ministry. He became first in the Ministry in 1849.

 

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