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Bishop, Rufus (1774-1852)

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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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Shaker Museum Bishop, Rufus (1774-1852). Accessed on May 21, 2022

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