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REMARKS:Autobiographical manuscript, 26 pages long, by the Rev. Elias Marsters (born 1822). Rev Marsters describes his childhood on the Ohio and Indiana frontier, and his family's experiences in Indiana during the 1830's. Rev. Marsters married Sarah Richardson and became a Methodist circuit-riding minister.; Rev. Marsters discusses Methodist debates about slavery in the 1830's and 1840's. The slavery issue led to the formation of the Wesleyan Methodist Church, to which he belonged. Rev. Marsters moved from Indiana to Douglas County, Oregon, in 1888, settling in the area around Cleveland, Oregon. He explains that he could not accept the episcopal authority of the Methodist Church after the Wesleyans had returned to it, so he became a United Brethren minister.
|Creator||Elias M. Marsters|
|Title||A short history of my life|
|Collection||ARCHIVES AND MANUSCRIPTS|