Hicks, Elias, 1748-1830

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Dates:
Birth 1748-03-19
Death 1830-02-27

Biographical notes:

Elias Hicks (1748-1830) was an eminent Quaker minister from Jericho, Long Island, N.Y. He was a farmer, partner in a tannery, and had a knowledge of surveying. In 1771, he married Jemima Seaman, daughter of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Willis) Seaman. Hicks was recognized as a minister in 1779 and during the next fifty years, made sixty-three visits as a traveling Friend to meetings in the United States. In the 1820s, a religious controversy within the Society of Friends which focused on Hicks' ministry led to the so-called Hicksite-Orthodox Separation of 1827-1828.

From the description of Elias Hicks Manuscript Collection, 1779-1948 1779-1830 (bulk). (Swarthmore College). WorldCat record id: 57196249

Long Island farmer whose beliefs led to the Hicksite-Orthodox Separation in the Religious Society of Friends in America.

From the description of Papers, 1781-1829. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155547861

Elias Hicks was an eminent Quaker minister from Jericho, Long Island, N.Y. He was a farmer, partner in a tannery, and had a knowledge of surveying. In 1771, he married Jemima Seaman, daughter of Jonathan and Elizabeth Seaman. Beginning in 1776, Hicks served on a committee that visited Friends' homes and urged members of Westbury Monthly Meeting to manumit any slaves they owned. He was recognized as a minister in 1779 and during the next fifty years, made sixty-three visits as a traveling Friend to meetings in the United States. In the 1820s, a religious controversy within the Society of Friends which focused on Hicks' ministry led to the so-called Hicksite Separation of 1827 and 1828.

From the description of Elias Hicks Manumission, 1778 December 14. (Swarthmore College). WorldCat record id: 554917567

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Subjects:

  • Quakers
  • Slaves--Emancipation
  • Lay ministry--Society of Friends
  • Hicksites--19th century
  • Society of Friends--History
  • Slaveholders
  • Quakers--Relations with African Americans
  • Sermons, American
  • Society of Friends--Sermons
  • Church controversies--Society of Friends

Occupations:

  • Farmers

Places:

  • Oyster Bay (N.Y.) (as recorded)
  • New York (State) (as recorded)
  • New York (as recorded)