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The Fighting Quakers

Hello All,

Sorry to have not written much for too long – it has been one heck of a winter!  I will, though, pose a question to you all;

The Woodward, Jefferis, Pyle, Nayle,Mendenhall, Taylor, Darlington, and Butler families of 17th-20th Century Chester and Fayette Counties, Pa. may possibly my ancestors?  If anyone knows how Captain Joe Mendenhall, Private William Jefferis (var. sp.) and Major General Smedley Darlington Butler (who are all Fighting Quakers) all tied together – get in touch!

I find these connections rather eerie; I am a military veteran, and I have fought when I have to, but I  have always  felt the Quaker path of non-violence is the best choice.


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