The 1887 Directive
Jacob Jones composed his will of
1803 based on several Quaker principles put forth in the Yearly Meeting
directive of September 29,1778 concerning the establishment of
Quaker schools. In that directive
(found in the Quaker Collection of
Haverford College), it was recommended to start a fund
"...for the establishment and support
of schools, under the care of a stand
ing Committee appointed by several
Monthly or Particular Meetings..."
and to send "...an account of what
they have done therein," by the next
The Parsons family owned a nearby carriage-making, blacksmith business.
Back to the Table of Contents