John N. (Jake) Ferris
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Elise Hansard liked John N. (Jake) Ferris's blog post My 2019 book, "Benjamin Ferris -- A True Renaissance Man (Father of Delaware History, Quaker Leader, Architect and More)"
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John N. (Jake) Ferris commented on John N. (Jake) Ferris's blog post 'My 2019 book, "Benjamin Ferris -- A True Renaissance Man (Father of Delaware History, Quaker Leader, Architect and More)"'
"Benjamin Ferris was the first cousin of my great-great-great grandfather John who brought his family in 1828  from Wilmington, DE where Benjamin lived to Milton, IN near where I was born and raised on a farm.  The house where I was born…"
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My 2019 book, "Benjamin Ferris -- A True Renaissance Man (Father of Delaware History, Quaker Leader, Architect and More)"

Today, I expanded the text which is on the book page at Amazon as follows:Benjamin Ferris was truly a “Renaissance Man.”  He was an ambitious self educated man, well versed in the classics, who blossomed from watchmaker to surveyor and conveyancer to architect and finally into a noted historian in Wilmington, DE.  It was an historian who labeled him “Father of Delaware History.” While his Quaker “Inward Light” predominated over the Bible as the “fountain,” he was extremely well versed on the…See More
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John N. (Jake) Ferris liked John N. (Jake) Ferris's blog post 2017 book entitled "Mary Jane Whiteley Coggeshall, Hicksite Quaker, Iowa/National Suffragette and Her Speeches
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2017 book entitled "Mary Jane Whiteley Coggeshall, Hicksite Quaker, Iowa/National Suffragette and Her Speeches

This past week, on a program sponsored by the OnLine Book Club, the MJC book was the "Book of the Day" on July 6.  With a ranking of 4/4 from a review by the OnLine Book Club, 45 out of 49 who read a PDF copy on Amazon liked the book on Facebook.  The next day on July 7, the OnLine Book Club conducted a "First Ten Focus Group" review.  The participants were given the first ten pages of the book from a PDF version on Amazon, and were asked whether they would buy the book or not.  Out of 41…See More
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A birthright Quaker, born and raised on a farm at Milton, IN,in Wayne County which is the location of Earlham College. My mother and sister were graduates. My father was from a Hicksite family and my mother from an Orthodox family. While we have experienced the unprogrammed Friends Meeting, my wife and I are members of an interdenominational church in East Lansing, MI. I have just published two books entitled, "Mary Jane Whiteley Coggeshall, Hicksite Quaker, Iowa/National Suffragette and Her Speeches" and "Benjamin Ferris -- A True Renaissance Man (Father of Delaware History, Quaker Leader, Architect and More)".

I am working on another book about a Quaker which will be published later this year. He was the second cousin of my great great grandfather. The tentative title is Benjamin Ferris (1780-1867) -- A True Renaissance Man (Delaware Historian, Hicksite Quaker Leader, Architect and More)

My book on Benjamin Ferris will be on Amazon in a few weeks or now at Kids At Heart Publishing LLC at www.kidsatheartpublishing.com where my book on Mary Jane Coggeshall is also available and on Amazon.

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My 2019 book, "Benjamin Ferris -- A True Renaissance Man (Father of Delaware History, Quaker Leader, Architect and More)"

Posted on 7th mo. 14, 2020 at 5:57pm 1 Comment

Today, I expanded the text which is on the book page at Amazon as follows:

Benjamin Ferris was truly a “Renaissance Man.”  He was an ambitious self educated man, well versed in the classics, who blossomed from watchmaker to surveyor and conveyancer to architect and finally into a noted historian in Wilmington, DE.  It was an historian who labeled him “Father of Delaware History.”

 While his Quaker “Inward Light” predominated over the Bible as the “fountain,” he was extremely…

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2017 book entitled "Mary Jane Whiteley Coggeshall, Hicksite Quaker, Iowa/National Suffragette and Her Speeches

Posted on 7th mo. 13, 2020 at 12:51pm 0 Comments

This past week, on a program sponsored by the OnLine Book Club, the MJC book was the "Book of the Day" on July 6.  With a ranking of 4/4 from a review by the OnLine Book Club, 45 out of 49 who read a PDF copy on Amazon liked the book on Facebook.  The next day on July 7, the OnLine Book Club conducted a "First Ten Focus Group" review.  The participants were given the first ten pages of the book from a PDF version on Amazon, and were asked whether they would buy the book or not.  Out of 41…

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