Mcfarlane, Jessie

Mcfarlane, Jessie, a female preacher of the Society of Friends, was born about the year 1842; commenced preaching at seventeen, at first to girls and women, but later also to men. After eight years of this service, she became the wife of Dr. Brodie, of Edinburgh, and spent the remainder of her life in more private activity for the cause of her Master. She died about 1869. Her preaching was impressive, her life one of uncommon purity and devotion, her death triumphant. She wrote a paper on the scriptural authority for the preaching of women, which is inserted in a memoir of her life, entitled In Memoriam. Jessie McFarlane, by J. G. (Lond. 1872,12mo). See Friends' Review (Phila.), Oct. 12.1872.

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