Joseph Edgerton

Joseph Edgerton

Joseph Edgerton (1797-1875) was one of the few faithful Friends in the mid 19th century that held fast to the Truth, even as the long-favored Society of Friends crumbled to pieces on the right hand and on the left. He was acknowledged a minister of the gospel in 1833, and travelled extensively in that capacity a great part of his life. He was valiant for the Truth in his day, standing forth in unflinching support of the original doctrines and testimonies of the Society of Friends. The cleansing, purifying power of the Lord Jesus in His inward and spiritual appearance in the heart was frequently the subject of his preaching, and his greatest desire was that all would experience a growth in the true grace of God, and so be continually “taking root downward, and bringing forth fruit upward.”

I feel for our dear children, knowing the severe stroke is very keenly felt by them. Oh, I want you all to love Him who has dealt thus with us in His wisdom, though it be in causing us to drink the waters of ‘Marah’ and affliction. For He is very gracious unto His children in every part of His heritage, and will keep them, and as they love Him more and more, they will become stronger and stronger, living to His praise.

- Joseph Edgerton (to his wife, upon the death of their daughter)

Books by Joseph Edgerton

Joseph Edgerton (1797-1875) was one of the few faithful Friends in the mid 19th century that held fast to the Truth, even as the long-favored Society of Friends crumbled to pieces on the right hand and on the left. He was acknowledged a minister of the gospel in 1833, and travelled extensively in that capacity a great part of his life. He was valiant for the Truth in his day, standing forth in unflinching support of the original doctrines and testimonies of the Society of Friends. The cleansing, purifying power of the Lord Jesus in His inward and spiritual appearance in the heart was frequently the subject of his preaching, and his greatest desire was that all would experience a growth in the true grace of God, and so be continually “taking root downward, and bringing forth fruit upward.”

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The Journal of Joseph Edgerton
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The Journal of Joseph Edgerton

Joseph Edgerton

The Journal of Joseph Edgerton

A journal of the life and religious services of Joseph Edgerton, a minister of the gospel in the Society of Friends; including extracts from his correspondence and his “Address to Friends,” published in 1841.

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The Journal of Ann Branson

Ann Branson

At a time when many were departing from the original principles and practices of Friends, Joseph Edgerton found encouragement and fellowship in his life-long friend and fellow-minister, Ann Branson. Both were members of the Ohio Yearly Meeting, and Edgerton’s journal contains eight letters addressed to Ann.

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