This month we begin our series on the Quakers, AKA, the society of Friends. The series title : IS THERE A QUAKER IN YOUR FAMILY TREE. In this series we will look at the Quaker religion and how it influenced American history. I will look at a couple of Quaker families found in the Quaker Settlement Cemetery located on Perry city road in Jacksonville NY between Trumansburg and Ithaca NY to see what we can discover. If you are like me than many of you probably have heard of the Quakers, seen the Quaker oats man and not really known much about them. In this series I will attempt to answer the questions;
who were the Quakers?
where did they come from and where did they go?
How did they influence American history?
And Are Quakers really just the Amish with a different name?
Let's open this series with some pictures taken in the Quaker Settlement Cemetery: