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Jay, Allen (11 October 1831–08 May 1910), Quaker minister and educator, was born in Miami County, Ohio, the son of Isaac Jay, a farmer and Quaker minister, and Rhoda Cooper. The Jays were a large and prominent Quaker family, and Allen Jay spent his early life in a Quaker community surrounded by relatives. He received his early education in Quaker schools in Miami and Montgomery counties, Ohio. In 1850 his family moved to Grant County, Indiana. Jay subsequently attended the Friends Boarding School (now Earlham College) at Richmond, Indiana, the Farmers Institute Academy near Lafayette, Indiana, and Antioch College (Yellow Springs, Ohio). On 20 September 1854 he was married at Farmers Institute to Martha Ann Sleeper; they had five children....

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Malone, John Walter (11 August 1857–30 December 1935), Quaker minister and educator, was born near Marathon, Clermont County, Ohio, the son of John C. Malone and Mary Ann Pennington, farmers. When he was young, his family moved to the strongly Quaker community of New Vienna, Ohio. He attended public schools there and spent one term at Earlham College, a Quaker school in Richmond, Indiana, before entering the Chickering Institute, a preparatory school in Cincinnati. He graduated in 1877....