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Elias Hicks
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Birth: Mar. 19, 1748
Nassau County
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 27, 1830
Nassau County
New York, USA

Quaker minister. He began preaching when he was twenty-seven-years-old. Disinterested in religion when young, he turned to it as an adult. He spoke on religious subjects as he travelled throughout the United States. As a result of his work, the New York legislature passed a law freeing every slave within its borders on July 4, 1827. He preached "obedience to the light within," as the foundation of authentic Quakerism. His followers, called "Hicksites," minimized the importance of the Bible. A schism occurred in Quakerism as a result of his teaching. Some Quakers rallied around the Bible; other perceived it as a hindrance to reaching the Spirit.
Family links: 
  John Hicks (1711 - 1756)
  Martha Smith Hicks (1709 - 1759)
  Jemima Seaman Hicks (____ - 1829)*
  Elizabeth Hicks (____ - 1871)*
  Martha Hicks Aldrich (1771 - 1862)*
  Abigail Hicks Hicks (1782 - 1850)*
  Sarah Rodman Hicks Seaman (1793 - 1835)*
  John Hicks (1743 - 1808)*
  Elias Hicks (1748 - 1830)
*Calculated relationship
Jericho Friends' Burial Ground
Nassau County
New York, USA
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Record added: Sep 30, 2005
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- TurningHearts
 Added: Sep. 10, 2017
Rest in Heavenly peace.
- Lori Haus
 Added: Oct. 19, 2016
Dear Elias Hicks, my long-ago Uncle. I am so honored to count you in my heritage. Your thoughts ring true to this day. Love, Susan McLaughlin
- Susan McLaughlin
 Added: Oct. 7, 2015
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