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Rev. Andrew F. Shanafelt


Rev. Andrew F. Shanafelt was until his death one of the leading Baptist ministers in this State. He was pastor at White Hall, Sabbath Rest, and Chester. He was president of the Knight Templars’ excursion to Europe in 1873. Before returning he made an extended tour through Egypt and Palestine. He baptized his dragoman or guide in the River Jordan. He was married to Miss Eliza Potter, of this county. They have had five children; three are living—two daughters and a son, Newton, who is one of the leading attorneys of Chester. Andrew died while pastor at Chester, March 16, 1875.

History of Clarion Co., Pennsylvania: with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers, Syracuse, N.Y.: D. Mason & Co., 1887, pages 645-647. 


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