Sons of Jonadab
A prominent New England total abstinence, secret society, founded at Boston
around 1850. It flourished around 1885, but is now dormant. It was manifestly an
imitation of the English secret, total abstinence society, the Independent Order
of Rechabites, which was introduced into this country in 1842. A Son of Jonadab
who broke his pledge could not be reinstated.