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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 to and added Truth as her surname, of which she never had a.k.a. Belle, Isabella Baumfree or Bomfree or Boumfre...

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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 (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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Arthur Tappan (1786 - 1865)

Arthur Tappan (May 22, 1786 – July 23, 1865) was an American abolitionist. He was the brother of Senator Benjamin Tappan, and abolitionist Lewis Tappan. Biography Born in Northampton, ...

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John C. Pierpont MP (1785 - 1866)

John Pierpont (1785 - 1866), poet, born at Litchfield, Connecticut, was successively a teacher, lawyer, merchant, and lastly a Unitarian minister. His most famous poem is The Airs of Palestine. His soc...

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Charles Augustus Wheaton (1809 - 1882)

Charles Augustus Wheaton (1809 – 1882) was a businessman and major figure in the central New York state abolitionist movement and Underground Railroad, as well as other progressive causes. He ...

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John Gorham Palfrey (1796 - 1881)

John Gorham Palfrey (1796-1881) graduated from Harvard University in 1815. He studied theology at Harvard, and then accepted the pastorate of Boston's Brattle Street Congregational-Unitarian Church in ...

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P. T. Barnum MP (1810 - 1891)

Phineas Taylor Barnum (July 5, 1810 – April 7, 1891) was an American showman, businessman, and entertainer, remembered for promoting celebrated hoaxes and for founding the circus that became t...

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Anthony Ellmaker Roberts (1803 - 1885)

Anthony Ellmaker Roberts (October 29, 1803—January 23, 1885), was an American politician, member of the United States House of Representatives from 1855 to 1859, an abolitionist and close asso...

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Jonathan Walker ("The Man with the Branded Hand") (1799 - 1878)

) Jonathan Walker (1799 in Cape Cod, Massachusetts – May 1, 1878 near Norton Shores, Michigan), aka "The Man with the Branded Hand", was an American reformer who became a national hero in 1844...

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Benjamin Franklin Roberts Sr. (deceased)

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Robert Roberts (1777 - 1860)

Robert Roberts was born in Charleston, South Carolina in 1777. Whether he was born of slaves or free born is not known. Much about his life has been pieced together through letters and public records, ...

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James Easton, Sr. MP (1754 - 1830)

Title: The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution Author: William C. Nell Publication: Robert F. Wallcut, Boston, 1855; Reprinted Arno Press/New York Times, New York, 1968 Repository: Media: Book ...

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Lewis Tappan (1788 - 1873)

Lewis Tappan (1788 - 1873) was a New York abolitionist who worked to achieve the freedom of the illegally enslaved Africans of the Amistad. Contacted by Connecticut abolitionists soon after the Amistad...

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Reverend George B. Hitchcock (1812 - 1872)

Reverend George Beckwith Hitchcock (1812–1872) was an American involved in housing slaves on their way to freedom. His house in Lewis, Iowa, now a National Historic Landmark, was part of the U...

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Charles V. Dyer (1808 - 1878)

Charles Volney Dyer (December 6, 1808 in Vermont--April 24, 1878) was a prominent Chicago Abolitionist and Stationmaster on the Underground Railroad. Early life Charles was born in Clarendon,...

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Isaac Tichenor Goodnow (1814 - 1894)

Isaac T. Goodnow There are certain names that should be preserved in the annals of Kansas with testimonials of pride and admiration, and one of these is Isaac T. Goodnow, who was a member of a nota...

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Joseph Denison, Rev. (1815 - 1900)

Joseph J. Denison (October 1, 1815 – February 19, 1900) was a Methodist pastor; the first President of Kansas State University; and a founder of Manhattan, Kansas, having volunteered to go to ...

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Josiah Willard Gibbs, Sr. (1790 - 1861)

) Josiah Willard Gibbs, Sr. (30 April 1790 – 24 March 1861) was a professor of theology and sacred literature at Yale University. He was born in Salem, Massachusetts and graduated from Yal...

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Moses Brown (1738 - d.)

Moses Brown (September 23, 1738 – September 6, 1836) was a co-founder of Brown University and a New England abolitionist and industrialist, who funded the design and construction of some of th...

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John Jay (1817 - 1894)

) John Jay (23 June 1817 – 5 May 1894) was an American lawyer and diplomat, son of William Jay and a grandson of Chief Justice John Jay. Biography He was born in New York City, graduat...

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Peter A. Jay (1776 - 1843)

Peter Augustus Jay (January 24, 1776 - February 22, 1843) was the eldest son of New York's only native Founding Father, John Jay. Peter was one of 6 children born to John Jay and Sarah Livingston Jay...

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William Jay (1789 - 1858)

) William Jay (16 June 1789 – 14 October 1858) was an American reformer and jurist, the son of John Jay (1745–1829). Biography He was born in New York City, and graduated from Y...

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Anna Murray-Douglass (1813 - 1882)

Anna Murray-Douglass (1813–1882) was an American abolitionist, member of the underground railroad, and the first wife of American social reformer and statesman Frederick Douglass, from 1838 to...

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Ann Bigelow (1813 - d.)

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Francis Edwin Bigelow (1809 - 1873)

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William D. Kelley (1814 - 1890)

William D. Kelley (April 12, 1814 - January 9, 1890) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. Kelley was a lifelong advocate of civil rights, social reform, and...

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John A. Bingham, US Congress, Judge Advocate (1815 - 1900)

John Armor Bingham (January 21, 1815 – March 19, 1900) was a Republican congressman from Ohio, America, judge advocate in the trial of the Abraham Lincoln assassination and a prosecutor in the...

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George S. Boutwell, Governor, U.S. Senator and Secretary of the Treasury (1818 - 1905)

George Sewall Boutwell (January 28, 1818 – February 27, 1905) was an American statesman who served as Secretary of the Treasury under President Ulysses S. Grant, the 20th Governor of Massachus...

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Jacob M. Howard, US Senate & Congress (1805 - 1871)

Jacob Merritt Howard (July 10, 1805 – April 2, 1871) was a U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator from the state of Michigan during and after the American Civil War. Early life He was bo...

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Lyman Trumbull, U.S. Senator (1813 - 1896)

Lyman Trumbull (October 12, 1813 – June 25, 1896) was a United States Senator from Illinois during the American Civil War, and co-author of the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Consti...

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Jason BULL (1795 - 1861)

Alonson Bull and his brother Jason were abolitionists, Jason serving as a “conductor” on the Underground Railroad from Clinton Chapel at 3100 North High Street. Jason’s photograph ...

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Alonson BULL (1797 - 1858)

Alonson Bull and his brother Jason were abolitionists, Jason serving as a “conductor” on the Underground Railroad from Clinton Chapel at 3100 North High Street. Jason’s photograph ...

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Thomas Bull, Jr. MP (1762 - 1823)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for VERMONT with the rank of PRIVATE. DAR Ancestor # A016802 Thomas Bull Jr. came to the Clintonville, Ohio area in 1812 with his family from Vermont, by way of W...

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Asa Townsend (1824 - 1900)

According to Professor Wilbur Siebert of Ohio State University, Asa and his half-brother William (along with several other members of the Owl Creek Society of Friends) were active participants in the U...

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William Townsend (1809 - 1892)

According to Professor Wilbur Siebert of Ohio State University, William and his half-brother Asa (along with several other members of the Owl Creek Society of Friends) were active participants in the U...

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Thomas Townsend (c.1780 - 1859)

Thomas Townsend located on the A. M. Townsend property, one and one-half miles north of Fredericktown in 1808. He was one of the Friends from Maryland, and true to his Quaker principles, kept a station...

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Edward Adams (1797 - d.)

Edward Adams and his brother George ran an Underground Railroad "station" from their mill at what later became known as Adams Mills, Ohio. The Underground Railroad operation conducted by G. W. Adams an...

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George Beal Adams (1746 - 1827)

George Beal Adams was a plantation owner who gave up his land and home to move away from the slaveholding South. The family migrated to southeastern Ohio in 1808, freed their slaves and settled in Madi...

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George Willison Adams (1799 - 1879)

Born in Fauquier County, Virginia, in 1799 to George Beal Adams and his wife Anna Turner, George Willison Adams (or G.W. as he was called) was one of thirteen children. His father was a plantation owne...

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Person Cheney, Governor, U.S. Senator (1828 - 1901)

Person Colby Cheney (February 25, 1828 – June 19, 1901) was a paper manufacturer, abolitionist and Republican politician from Manchester, New Hampshire. He was the 35th Governor of New Hampshi...

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Moses Cheney (1793 - 1875)

Moses Cheney (January 31, 1793 – July 17, 1875) was an abolitionist, printer and legislator from New Hampshire. Cheney was born in 1793 in Thornton, New Hampshire. Cheney entered the paper...

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Oren B. Cheney, Bates College (1816 - 1903)

Oren Burbank Cheney (December 10, 1816 – December 22, 1903) was a Free Will Baptist clergyman, an abolitionist and the founder of Bates College. Early life Oren Cheney was born in Hold...

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Anne "Annie" Brown Adams (1843 - 1926)

Anne "Annie" Brown Adams was the daughter of abolitionist John Brown and his second wife Mary Ann Day Brown. Annie was well known for her role as a lookout at the Kennedy Farm in Maryland where her f...

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Henry Thompson (1822 - 1911)

Henry Thompson, the son-in-law of John Brown, was an abolitionist who participated in the Pottawatomie Massacre in which five pro-slavery settlers were hacked to death in Kansas in 1856. His brothers...

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Salmon Brown (1836 - 1919)

The son of abolitionist John Brown, Salmon took an active part in the Pottawatomie Massacre in which five pro-slavery settlers were hacked to death in Kansas in 1856. Salmon was not present at th...

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Frederick Brown (1830 - 1856)

The son of abolitionist John Brown, Frederick took an active part in the Pottawatomie Massacre in which five pro-slavery settlers were hacked to death in Kansas in 1856. Frederick was one of five...

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Francis Jackson Meriam MP (1837 - 1865)

Francis Jackson Meriam, grandson and namesake of the Garrisonian abolitionist and Boston historian Francis Jackson, was a young manic-depressive with but one good eye. He helped James Redpath collect...

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Francis Jackson (1789 - 1861)

) Francis Jackson (1789-1861) was an abolitionist in Boston, Massachusetts. He was affiliated with the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society, the Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society, the American Anti-Sl...

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William P. Thompson MP (1833 - 1859)

William Thompson, son of Roswell Thompson; born in New Hampshire, in August, 1833. Married in the fall of 1858 to Mary Brown, who was not related to the family of John Brown. His sister Isabel was marr...

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