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CEPHAS HOLLOWAY

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Transcription contributed by Martie Callihan 9 December 2004

Sources:
The History of Warren County Ohio
Part V. Biographical Sketches
Turtlecreek Township
(Chicago, IL: W. H. Beers Co, 1882; reprint, Mt. Vernon, IN: Windmill Publications, 1992)
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Union Village and the Shakers of Warren County, Ohio

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CEPHAS HOLLOWAY, Shaker Deacon, Lebanon; was born in what is now Turtle Greek Township Dec. 29, 1800, when all Southern Ohio was in one county, called Hamilton, and Ohio was the Northwest Territory. As he graphically expresses it, he was ''born in a thicket and had to chop his way out." His father came to the Shakers in 1805, but did not enter the regular organization until 1812. His parents, Jacob and Hannah (Cory) Holloway, were natives of Morris Co., N. J., of English descant. Our subject was baptized in his infancy as a Presbyterian, but united with the Shakers when old enough to act for himself. He learned shoemaking and conducted a shop at the village for ten years; he has occupied almost all of the offices in the society, and is one of the pillars on which the present church has been built; he is a thorough and consistent Shaker, and lives strictly in accordance with the tenets of his faith.


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