Robert Matthews - This person was born 1788 in the Scottish community of Coila and was raised in a strict Calvinist, anti-burgher tradition; this character died in 1841.
Elijah Pierson - This person grew up in rural New Jersey and sought his fortune as a merchant, but the death of his wife drove him to madness and he began to hear voices and have prophetic visions.
Benjamin Folger - This person was a successful merchant and took advantage of the promiscuity afforded him through the community.
Ann Folger - This person married and planned to have a holy son but eventually gave birth to a baby girl.
Isabella Van Wagenen - This person was a former slave turned housekeeper who became a loyal disciple, but eventually joined the abolitionist movement under the name Sojourner Truth.
Sarah Pierson - This person worked herself to death and died of consumption.
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