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Lyman Batcheller (1795 - 1858)

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Colonel Robert G. Ingersoll (USA) ("The Great Agnostic") (1833 - 1899)

Robert Green "Bob" Ingersoll (August 11, 1833 – July 21, 1899) was a Civil War veteran, American political leader, and orator during the Golden Age of Freethought, noted for his broad range of...

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Corp. Peter Jamison Hardman (USA) (1819 - 1907)

Civil War Veteran. Residence Warsaw, Indiana; Enlisted on 7/28/1862 as a Private. On 7/28/1862 he mustered into "A" Co. 74th Indiana Infantry. He was Mustered Out on 6/9/1865 at Washington, D.C. So...

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George Wythe, signer of the "Declaration of Independence" MP (1726 - 1806)

George Wythe (1726 – June 8, 1806) was an American lawyer, a Virginia judge, and a prominent opponent of slavery. He was the first law professor in the United States and a noted classical schola...

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Gov. Stephen Hopkins, signer of the "Declaration of Independence" MP (1707 - 1785)

Stephen Hopkins (March 7, 1707 – July 13, 1785) was a governor of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, a Chief Justice on the Rhode Island Supreme Court, and a signer of the De...

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Luther Melendy (1793 - 1883)

Luther Melendy, b. 2 June, 1793, m. Lucinda daughter of Simeon Kenney, Esq., of Merrimack, 31 May, 1825. She was b. 10 August, 1800; no children. They lived on the farm on Chestnut Hill cleared by his ...

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Joseph Porter Eastman (1805 - 1888)

Joseph Eastman was a conductor on the Underground Railroad.

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Alvan E. Bovay (1818 - 1903)

Major Alvan Earle Bovay (July 12, 1818 – January 13, 1903) was a founder of the United States Republican Party. Early life He was born in Adams, New York. He later attended Norwich Univers...

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Rev. Joseph Royal Barnett MP (1758 - 1812)

Minister of Cedar Spring Baptist Church. (A General History of the Baptist Denomination in America, and Other Parts of the World by David Benedict. Published by Printed by Lincoln & Edmands, no. 53, Co...

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Lucy Montgomery Ball MP (1807 - 1891)

"Joseph T. Ball had four sisters, three of whom were schoolteachers and all remained unmarried: Mary Montgomery Ball (1800-1829); Lucy Montgomery Ball (1807- 1891); Martha Violet Ball (1811-1894); and ...

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Martha Violet Ball MP (1811 - 1894)

"Joseph T. Ball had four sisters, three of whom were schoolteachers and all remained unmarried: Mary Montgomery Ball (1800-1829); Lucy Montgomery Ball (1807- 1891); Martha Violet Ball (1811-1894); and ...

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Franklin Benjamin Sanborn (1831 - 1917)

Franklin Benjamin Sanborn (December 15, 1831 – February 24, 1917) was an American journalist, author, and reformer. Sanborn was a social scientist, and a memorialist of American transcendental...

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Calvin Fletcher (1798 - 1866)

Calvin Fletcher (February 4, 1798 – May 26, 1866) was an attorney, banker, farmer, landowner, and state legislator from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. In 1821 Fletcher moved from Vermon...

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Charles Turner Torrey (1813 - 1846)

Charles Turner Torrey (November 21, 1813 - May 9, 1846) was a leading American abolitionist. Although he has been largely lost to history until recently, he made major contributions to the freeing of...

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Rev. William Henry Furness (1802 - 1896)

Rev. William Henry Furness (1802–1896) was an American clergyman, theologian, reformer and abolitionist. Biography Furness was born in 1802. He went on to graduate of the Theological Depar...

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Ebenezer D. Bassett (1833 - 1908)

Ebenezer D. Bassett (1833–1908) was an African American who was appointed United States Ambassador to Haiti in 1869. He was the first African-American diplomat. Ebenezer Bassett was appointe...

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Laura Clay (1849 - 1941)

Laura Clay Wikipedia Bio

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Ellen Craft (1826 - 1891)

Profile photo: Ellen Craft dressed as a man to escape from slavery. Ellen Craft (1826–1891) and William Craft (September 25, 1824 – January 29, 1900) were slaves from Macon, Georgia i...

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Martha Ellicott Tyson (1795 - 1873)

Martha Ellicott Tyson (September 13, 1795 — March 5, 1873) was an Elder of the Quaker Meeting in Baltimore, anti-slavery and women's rights advocate, author of the first biography of Benjami...

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Laura Smith Haviland (1808 - 1898)

Laura Smith Haviland (December 20, 1808- April 20, 1898) was an American abolitionist, suffragette, and social reformer. She was an important figure in the history of the Underground Railroad.

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Elizabeth Margaret Chandler (1807 - 1834)

Elizabeth Margaret Chandler (December 24, 1807 – November 2, 1834) was an American poet and writer from Pennsylvania and Michigan. She became the first female writer in the United States to ma...

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Thomas S. Hinde MP (1785 - 1846)

Thomas Spotwood Hinde (April 19, 1785 – February 9, 1846) was a newspaper editor, opponent of slavery, author, historian, real estate investor, Methodist minister and a founder of the city of ...

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Erastus Milo Cravath (1833 - 1900)

Erastus Milo Cravath (1833–1900) was a field secretary with the American Missionary Association (AMA) after the American Civil War, when he helped found Fisk University in Nashville, Tenness...

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Oren Cravath (1806 - 1874)

Orin Cravath, of French Huguenot ancestry, was one of three men to form an abolition party in Homer, New York. He also used his home as a station on the Underground Railroad.

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James Fairchild (1817 - 1902)

James Harris Fairchild (1817–1902) was an American educator, author, and former president of Oberlin College. Biography Fairchild was born in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, on November 25, ...

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Henry Fairchild (1815 - 1889)

Edward Henry Fairchild (1815–1889) was an American educator. Fairchild was born in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. His father was Grandison Fairchild. When he was a child his family moved to nor...

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John Millott Ellis (1831 - 1894)

John Millott Ellis (March 27, 1831 – 1894) was a 19th-century abolitionist minister and intellectual who served as acting President of Oberlin College in 1871. He was a Professor of Philosop...

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John Todd (1818 - 1894)

) John Todd (November 10, 1818 – January 31, 1894) was a U.S. Congregationalist minister, co-founder of Tabor College in Tabor, Iowa, a leading abolitionist and a ‘conductor’ on ...

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Theodore Tilton (1835 - 1907)

Theodore Tilton (October 2, 1835 – May 29, 1907) was an American newspaper editor, poet and abolitionist. He was born in New York City to Silas Tilton and Eusebia Tilton (same surname). On his...

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Julie Ann Wilbur (1815 - 1895)

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Dr. Norton S. Townshend, US Congress (1815 - 1895)

Norton Strange Townshend (December 25, 1815 – July 13, 1895) was a United States Representative from Ohio. Born in Clay Coton, Northamptonshire (England), in 1830 he migrated to the United...

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Robbins Burrell (1799 - 1877)

Robbins Burrell (1799-1877) married Eliza Brigham (1801-1870) in 1825 and carried on the management of the Burrell Homestead after his father’s death. Robbins was active in the Abolition Movemen...

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Antoinette Louisa Blackwell MP (1825 - 1921)

Antoinette Louisa Brown, later Antoinette Brown Blackwell (May 20, 1825 – November 5, 1921), was the first woman to be ordained as a minister in the United States. She was a well-versed public...

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John Campbell MP (1808 - 1891)

John Campbell (1808-1891) John Campbell, the founder of Ironton, Ohio envisioned a large manufacturing town springing up in a short time in an 1849 letter to a cousin. Campbell had about $1,000 in ...

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Uri Seeley (1791 - 1877)

from historical marker in Painesville, Lake County, Ohio: Built in 1819, this classic Greek Revival style colonial is attributed to the works of master builder and architect Jonathon Goldsmith. Golds...

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George Luther Stearns (1809 - 1867)

from Wikipedia: George L. Stearns was born in Medford, Massachusetts on January 8, 1809, the eldest son and second child of Luther and Mary Hall Stearns. He was a member of the early Stearns family, ...

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General William H. Russell (USA) (1809 - 1885)

American businessman, educator, and politician William Huntington Russell was the founder of the Yale University secret society Skull and Bones. He was a descendant of several old New England families,...

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John VanZandt, Abolitionist (1791 - 1847)

Abolitionist. John Van Sandt was born in Fleming County, Kentucky about twenty miles south of the Ohio River. He was the son of Elisha and Margaret Crawford Van Zandt. His father was a Revolutionary ...

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Betsey Mix Cowles (1810 - 1876)

Betsey Mix Cowles dedicated her life to fighting slavery and improving the status of women. Her desire for a formal education led her to Oberlin College, where she completed two years of study in 1840....

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John Hunn, Sr. MP (1818 - 1894)

In 1845 he assisted Samuel Hawkins in the escape of his family from slavery in Maryland. Along with Thomas Garrett, he was convicted and fined in 1848 by the U.S. District Court, presided over by U.S. ...

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Ebenezer Knowlton, US Congress (1815 - 1874)

Ebenezer Knowlton (December 6, 1815 - September 10, 1874) was a U.S. Representative from Maine, Free Will Baptist minister, and co-founder of Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Born in Pittsfield, N...

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Josephus Steven Tilton, Sr. (1811 - 1888)

In 1833 he became dissatisfied with the extension of slavery, and having read the life and writings of Thomas Jefferson, he became what was known as an Abolitionist. He served in the Civil War, being...

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Francis George Shaw MP (1809 - 1882)

An influential philanthropist, Shaw inherited his father's wealth, enabling him to pursue his passions: social reform, the abolition of slavery, and politics. He spoke against slavery at every opportun...

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Solomon Snow, Rev. MP (1811 - 1886)

Rev. Solomon Snow- Minister at Methodist Church, East Harwich , Massachusetts. Also spent time Preaching the Gospel at Osterville, East Dennis-Myricville(Berkley)-Rehoboth,Middleborough,Wesport Point-M...

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Jerusha Bird (c.1787 - c.1875)

Ran Taunton, Massachusetts Underground Railroad station. .

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Elijah Bird MP (1783 - c.1842)

Ardent Abolitionist and Humanitarians. Ran The Underground Railroad from Fall River , Massachuetts up thru The Taunton River North to Taunton, Massachusetts and on Northwood using other Quaker Relative...

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Captain Austin Bearse MP (c.1808 - c.1881)

Massachusetts Anti Slavery Society 1850- Vigilance Committee Boston 1850-1861- Captain - Ships- "Wild Pigeon"- "Moby Dick"- Ships Captain That Took MANY former escaped Slaves To freedom in Canada and U...

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Gerrit Smith MP (1797 - 1874)

Find a Grave Birth: Mar. 7, 1797 Utica Oneida County New York, USA Death: Dec. 28, 1874 Peterboro Madison County New York, USA Widely known philanthropist and social reformer of the mid-ninetee...

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Ann Carroll Smith MP (1805 - 1875)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Ann Carroll Fitzhugh (1805–1875) was an American abolitionist, mother of Elizabeth Smith Miller, and the spouse to Gerrit Smith. Her older brother was Hen...

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Dorothy Ripley (1767 - 1832)

Dorothy Ripley (1767-1832) was an English missionary and writer who spent thirty years in the United States trying to secure better conditions for the slaves. Later in her life she became involved in p...

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Dr. Moses Bloomfield MP (1729 - 1791)

Tombstone inscription: "Doctor Moses BLOOMFIELD, 40 yrs physician & surgeon in this Town, senior physician and surgeon in the Hospitals of the U. S. Representative in the provincial Congress and gene...

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Henry Lee Morey, US Congress (1841 - 1902)

Henry Lee Morey US Congressman. William Morey in his early life was a hatter and to buy furs he occasionally visited New Orleans, where he witnessed the workings of slavery. He abhorred what he saw...

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Julia Archibald Holmes MP (1838 - 1887)

On August 5, 1858, 20-year-old Julia Archibald Holmes reached the lofty 14,115-foot summit of Pikes Peak, perhaps the most famous mountain in the United States. Not only did Miss Holmes become the firs...

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Anna Elizabeth Dickinson (1842 - 1932)

Anna Elizabeth Dickinson (October 28, 1842 – October 22, 1932) was an American orator and lecturer. An advocate for the abolition of slavery and for women's suffrage, as well as a gifted teach...

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Jeremiah Rankin (1828 - 1903)

Jeremiah Eames Rankin (January 2, 1828 - November 28, 1903) was an abolitionist, champion of the temperance movement, minister of Washington D.C.'s First Congregational Church, and correspondent with...

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Beriah Green (1795 - 1874)

Beriah Green, Jr. (March 24, 1795 – May 4, 1874) was an American reformer and noted abolitionist. Greene was born in Preston, Connecticut. He graduated from Middlebury College, Vt., in 1819,...

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Calvin C. Chaffee (1811 - 1896)

At one point, he was the owner of the famous slave, Dred Scott. Calvin Clifford Chaffee (August 28, 1811 – August 8, 1896) was an American doctor and politician. He was an outspoken opponent...

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William Jessup (1797 - 1868)

William Jessup (June 21, 1797 - September 11, 1868) was a Pennsylvania judge and father of the missionary Henry Harris Jessup. A member of the Republican party, he is best known for being the chairma...

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John Curtis Underwood (1809 - 1873)

John Curtiss Underwood (March 14, 1809 - December 7, 1873) was a lawyer, Abolitionist politician, and federal judge. Underwood was born in Litchfield, New York. Underwood graduated from Hamilton Co...

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Henry G. Ludlow (1797 - 1867)

Henry G. Ludlow (1797-1867) was an American minister and abolitionist, and one of those who worked with the New York Amistad Committee. He was a divinity student at Yale and then minister of the Fi...

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Samuel Hanson Cox (1793 - 1880)

Samuel Hanson Cox (August 25, 1793 – October 2, 1880) was an American Presbyterian minister and a leading abolitionist. Cox was born in Rahway, New Jersey, of Quaker stock. After renouncing ...

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Joseph Haynes (1787 - 1854)

Joseph Haynes Birth: Dec. 21, 1787 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Death: Apr. 4, 1854 in Johnstown, Cambria County, Pennsylvania, USA Benjamin Haynes, the great-grandfather of Mrs. Jo...

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John Murray Forbes, Sr. (1813 - 1898)

Links John Murray Forbes (February 23, 1813 – October 12, 1898) was an American railroad magnate, merchant, philanthropist and abolitionist. He was president of both the Michigan Centr...

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Prince Whipple, Black Patriot of the American Revolution MP (c.1750 - 1796)

Note : At the time of Prince Whipple's birth, Ghana was known as the Gold Coast of Africa. Biography Born in Anomabu (present-day Ghana, then known as the Gold Coast), Prince Whipple was enslaved a...

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Sojourner Truth MP (1797 - 1883)

Isabella her given name at birth Sojourner Truth she later changed her given name from Isabella, to Sojourner and added Truth as her surname (being born into slavery, a surname was something she ...

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Edmund Quincy (1808 - 1877)

) Edmond Quincy (1808–1877), author and reformer was the second son of Josiah Quincy III and Eliza Susan Morton Quincy. He was an abolitionist editor and also the author of a biography of his ...

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B. T. Roberts (1823 - 1893)

Benjamin Titus Roberts (1823–1893) was an American Methodist bishop. He first trained as an attorney, then entered the ministry in the Genesee Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church of N...

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Davis Wasgatt Clark (1812 - 1871)

Davis Wasgatt Clark (25 February 1812 – May 23, 1871) was an American Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, elected in 1864; the first President of the Freedman's Aid Society; and the name...

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James B. Hughes (1805 - 1873)

James Bibb Hughes (1805–1873) was an American newsman, politician, and abolitionist. Early life and education James was born October 12, 1805 in Prince Edward County, Virginia to Simon Hug...

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Benjamin Franklin Mudge (1817 - 1879)

Benjamin Franklin Mudge (August 11, 1817 – November 21, 1879) was an American lawyer, geologist and teacher. Briefly the mayor of Lynn, Massachusetts, he later moved to Kansas where he was app...

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Chloe Reed (1832 - 1897)

Chloe Merrick (1832–1897) opened a school for freedmen on Amelia Island, Florida and married governor Harrison M. Reed. Merrick was born in Syracuse, New York in 1832 and taught in Syracuse pu...

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Joshua Reed Giddings, US Congress (1795 - 1864)

Joshua Reed Giddings (October 6, 1795 – May 27, 1864) was an American attorney, politician and a prominent opponent of slavery. He represented Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives from 18...

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Sarah Pownall MP (1796 - 1852)

Her son in law George Steele wrote in 1918: "Mrs. Sarah Pownall was the best and most capable woman I ever knew". Read the story here: Reminiscences of the Christiana riot From Bloody Dawn : The Chri...

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Isaac Hopper, Father of Underground Railroad (1771 - 1852)

Isaac Tatem Hopper (b. Deptford, New Jersey, December 3, 1771, d. New York City, May 7, 1852) was an American abolitionist who is known as the father of the underground railroad. Links Isaac T....

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William Frederick Havemeyer (1804 - 1874)

William Frederick Havemeyer served as Mayor of the City of New York for three terms, 1845-46, 1849-50 and 1873-74. He died at his desk in City Hall during his final term in office. William F. Havemey...

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Philander Raymond (1794 - 1868)

Philander Raymond, was born on March 9, 1794 at Sherburne, Chenango County, New York and died at his residence, at Locust Grove in Bowling Green, Plain Township, Wood County, Ohio on December 2, 1868 a...

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Melissa Burritt (1768 - 1849)

Melissa Burritt was born on February 26, 1768 at Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut and died at Brady's Bend, Pennsylvania on July 3, 1849. She married at Duanesburg, New York on October 9, 1791,...

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Henrietta Sargent (1785 - 1871)

Henrietta Sargent was born in Gloucester in 1785 , daughter of Epes and Dorcas (Babson) Sargent. She became active in the abolition movement along with her sister Catherine, and they both became friend...

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Catherine Sargent MP (1774 - 1852)

From Massachusetts Historical Society - Witness to America's Past Catherine Sargent was born in Gloucester in 1774, daughter of Epes and Dorcas (Babson) Sargent. She became active in the abolition mo...

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George Bradburn (1806 - 1880)

George Bradburn (March 4, 1806 – July 26, 1880) was an American politician and Unitarian minister in Massachusetts known for his support for abolitionism and women's rights. He attended the 18...

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Maria Weston Chapman (1806 - 1885)

Maria Weston or Maria Weston Chapman (July 25, 1806 - July 12, 1885) was an American abolitionist. She was elected to the executive committee of the American Anti-Slavery Society in 1839 and from 183...

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Isaac White (1752 - 1819)

Isaac White was born about 1752 and arrived in North Carolina sometime before the Revolutionary War. He was married to Sarah Vaughn, October 12, 1775 in Guilford County, North Carolina by Mr. Thomas Ri...

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Charles Osborn (1775 - 1850)

Charles Osborn was born in Guilford County, N. C., in 1776, and commenced the ministry in the Friends Church about 1806 or 1808. He was one of the earliest and most extreme of the abolition preachers, ...

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James Donaldson Liggett (1821 - 1897)

James Donaldson Liggett (John, William (Sr.) was born 09 Dec 1821 in Warren County, Ohio, and died 13 Nov 1897 in Detroit, Michigan. He married Jeannette Chestnut McMillan 19 Apr 1848 in Xenia Greene C...

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Thomas Treadwell Stone (1801 - 1895)

Thomas Treadwell Stone (February 9, 1801 – November, 1895) was an American Unitarian pastor, Abolitionist, and Transcendentalist. Life and work Thomas Treadwell Stone was born on February ...

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Daniel Read Anthony (1824 - 1904)

Daniel Read Anthony (August 22, 1824 – November 12, 1904) was an American publisher and abolitionist. Considered colorful and controversial, he published the Leavenworth Times in Leavenworth, ...

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Col. Samuel Newitt Wood MP (1825 - 1891)

Samuel Newitt Wood (December 30, 1825 – June 23, 1891) was an American attorney and politician. Wood represented Chase, Morris, and Madison counties in the Kansas Territorial Legislature i...

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Seth Padelford, Governor (1807 - 1878)

Seth Padelford (October 3, 1807 – August 26, 1878) was the 31st Governor of Rhode Island from 1869 to 1873. Padelford was born in Taunton, Massachusetts. He worked as a grocer, as well as ...

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Hon. Samuel Edmund Sewall (1799 - 1888)

Elbridge Henry Goss, The History of Melrose, County of Middlesex, Massachusetts, (The City of Melrose, 1902. Melrose, Mass.; A W Dunton & Co., Printers), "Electronic," Page 379. HON. SAMUEL EDMUND SE...

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Charles Grandison Finney (1792 - 1875)

Charles Grandison Finney (August 29, 1792 – August 16, 1875) was a leader in the Second Great Awakening. He has been called The Father of Modern Revivalism. Finney was best known as an innovat...

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Rev. Hezekiah Balch (1741 - 1810)

Hezekiah Balch - Minister, Educator, Abolitionist Hezekiah Balch (1741 - April 1810) was born in Deer Creek, Maryland to Thomas and Agnes (Sommerville) Balch. Little is known about his life before hi...

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William Claflin, Governor (1818 - 1905)

William Claflin (March 6, 1818 – January 5, 1905) was an industrialist and philanthropist who served as the 27th Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1869–1872 and as a me...

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John Albion Andrew, Governor (1818 - 1867)

John Albion Andrew (May 31, 1818 – October 30, 1867) was a U.S. political figure. He served as the 25th Governor of Massachusetts between 1861 and 1866 during the American Civil War. He was a ...

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Mary Ashton Rice Livermore (1820 - 1905)

Mary Ashton Rice Livermore (December 19, 1820-May 23, 1905) was an abolitionist, and a key organizer for the United States Sanitary Commission during the Civil War. Afterwards, she became a leader of t...

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Frances Harriet Whipple Green McDougall (1805 - 1878)

Frances Harriet Whipple Green McDougall (1805–1878) was an abolitionist, poet, novelist, editor, botanist, spiritualist medium, and advocate of women's, voters', and workers' rights. In contra...

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Henry Bush (c.1792 - d.)

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Obadiah Newcomb Bush MP (1797 - 1851)

Obadiah Bush From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Redirected from Obadiah Newcomb Bush) Obadiah Newcomb Bush (January 28, 1797 – February 9, 1851) was an ancestor of the Bush political fam...

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Charles Baldwin Sedgwick, Congressman MP (1815 - 1883)

Charles Sedgwick, son of Stephen Sedgwick and Anna Baldwin, was b. Mar. 15,1815; d. Feb. 3 1883. A Civil War US Congreeman, he was elected as a Republican to represent New York's 24th District in the U...

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Milton B. Cushing MP (1800 - 1847)

Milton Buckingham Cushing Dr graduated from Hamilton College, Utica, New York; also in the medical profession. Finding his practice too arduous, he embarked in a mercantile career, but resumed his prac...

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Edward Coles MP (1786 - 1868)

Second Governor of Illinois Edward Coles (December 15, 1786 – July 7, 1868) manumitted his slaves in 1819, was secretary to James Madison (1810 to 1815), neighbor and anti-slavery associate of...

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