My understanding is that the Chipmans were Nicholites, as you say sort of first cousins to the Quakers. They took their beliefs with them when they moved from Delaware to North Carolina. I'd be interested in the information indicating that Obadiah moved to Missouri because he was against slavery. I don't necessarily doubt that he was opposed to slavery, but his son Bartlett Yancy Chipman owned two slaves when he was living in Pettis County, MO in 1860. B.Y. was my gggrandfather.