Ann Crowley (1765-1826) was one of eight sisters who lived together for many years in spiritual unity and tender affection. Though all of her siblings appear to have been preachers of righteousness in life and conduct, Ann was called of the Lord to serve Him in a more public sphere. Being of a shy and unassuming character, she was for some time unwilling to open her mouth in the assemblies of God’s people. But by the “operation of divine love” upon her heart, she was eventually brought to a state of resignation, and with the encouragement of some valuable Friends (like Debra Darby and Thomas Scattergood), she put her hand to the gospel plow and never looked back.
Ann Crowley, a young woman, sat near me, and appeared under exercise, but did not give up to speak; and at the grave I thought she again appeared under a concern to express something to the people; so I took her by the arm and put her before me, and soon after she spoke, and thus opened a door for me to labour.- Thomas Scattergood
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A short narrative of the life and Christian experiences of Ann Crowley, giving a relation of her call to the ministry and labors in the gospel; also containing a testimony of the life and dying sayings of her sister, Rebecca Crowley.