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William Rawle (1759 - 1836)

William Rawle (April 28, 1759 – April 12, 1836) was an American lawyer in Philadelphia, who in 1791 was appointed as United States district attorney in Pennsylvania. He was a founder and first p...

9/2/2015

James Burnett Abbott (1818 - 1897)

James Burnett Abbott was born in Hampton, Windham County, Connecticut on December 3, 1818. He was a grandson of Asa and Sarah Bidlock Fuller Abbott and his parents were James and Asenath Burnett Abbott...

8/28/2015

. Reuben D. Mussey, Jr. (often called RD Mussey) (May 30, 1833–May 29, 1892) was a Union Army colonel during the American Civil War and a distinguished lawyer. Between April 1865 and November ...

8/19/2015

Nathaniel Peabody Rogers (1794 - 1846)

Nathaniel Peabody Rogers (June 3, 1794 – October 16, 1846) was an American abolitionist writer who, from June 1838 until June 1846, served as editor of the New England anti-slavery newspaper H...

8/13/2015

Thomas Lonsdale Gray (1815 - 1899)

“As these people concealed slaves during the day and smuggled them to other stations at night, they had many amusing and exciting adventures. Gray once started to Roseville with three slaves and...

8/5/2015

Lyman Batcheller (1795 - 1858)

7/29/2015

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...

7/11/2015

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...

6/10/2015

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 ...

5/13/2015

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 ...

5/13/2015

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 ...

5/2/2015

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...

4/25/2015

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...

4/25/2015

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...

4/24/2015

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...

4/18/2015

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...

4/18/2015

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...

3/31/2015

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...

3/30/2015

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.

3/27/2015

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...

3/27/2015

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...

3/20/2015

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.

3/20/2015

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...

3/19/2015

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 ...

3/19/2015

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...

3/17/2015

Julie Ann Wilbur (1815 - 1895)

3/16/2015

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...

3/12/2015

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...

3/11/2015

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, ...

3/9/2015

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....

3/4/2015

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 ...

2/23/2015

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...

12/21/2014

Capt. 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...

12/20/2014

Jerusha Bird (c.1787 - c.1875)

Ran Taunton, Massachusetts Underground Railroad station. .

12/19/2014

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...

12/19/2014

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...

12/16/2014

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...

12/16/2014

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...

10/14/2014

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...

6/12/2014

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...

6/1/2014

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...

5/31/2014

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...

5/24/2014

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 ...

5/21/2014

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...

4/7/2014

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 ...

2/4/2014

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...

1/29/2014

Parker Pillsbury (1809 - 1898)

Parker Pillsbury (September 22, 1809 – July 7, 1898) was an American minister and advocate for abolition and women's rights. Life Pillsbury was born in Hamilton, Massachusetts. He moved to...

1/24/2014

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...

11/28/2013

B. T. Roberts (1823 - 1893)

"B. T. Roberts"

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...

10/27/2013

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...

10/26/2013

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...

10/25/2013

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...

10/25/2013

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...

10/13/2013

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...

7/16/2013

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,...

7/16/2013

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...

7/6/2013

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...

7/3/2013

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...

6/29/2013

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, ...

6/16/2013

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...

6/9/2013

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...

4/30/2013

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. ...

4/19/2013

Col. Samuel Newitt Wood MP (1825 - 1891)

"The Fighting Quaker"

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...

4/17/2013

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 ...

4/13/2013

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...

4/6/2013

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...

3/28/2013

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...

3/26/2013

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...

1/17/2013

) 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...

1/16/2013

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...

12/8/2012

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...

12/8/2012

Ann Bigelow (1813 - d.)

12/3/2012

Francis Edwin Bigelow (1809 - 1873)

12/3/2012

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...

12/3/2012

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....

12/1/2012

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...

11/26/2012

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...

11/14/2012

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...

11/14/2012

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...

11/14/2012

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...

11/13/2012

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...

11/7/2012

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...

11/7/2012

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...

11/7/2012

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 ...

11/1/2012

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...

10/27/2012

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...

10/27/2012

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...

10/27/2012

Dauphin Adolphus Thompson MP (1838 - 1859)

Dauphin Adolphus Thompson, brother of William Thompson, and one of John Brown's lieutenants, and a North Elba neighbor of the Brown family. Was born April 17, 1838. He was "very quiet, with fair, thoug...

10/27/2012

Charles Plummer Tidd MP (1834 - 1862)

"Charles Plummer"

Charles Plummer Tidd, also known as Charles Plummer, was a captain in John Brown's army. He was born in Palermo, Maine, in 1834, and changed his name after the raid in order to avoid possible arrest an...

10/27/2012

Allen Barnes Mayhew (1826 - 1862)

Allen Mayhew and his wife, Barbara Ann Kagy, created a cave under their cabin in Nebraska City, Nebraska to be used by fugitive slaves as a station of the Underground Railroad. Today the Mayhew Cabin...

10/27/2012

Barbara Ann Kagy and her husband Allen Mayhew created a cave under their cabin in Nebraska City, Nebraska to be used by fugitive slaves as a station of the Underground Railroad. Today the Mayhew Cabi...

10/27/2012

John Henry Kagi MP (1835 - 1859)

John Henry Kagi, also spelled John Henrie Kagi (March 15, 1835 – October 17, 1859), was an American attorney, abolitionist and second in command to John Brown in Brown's failed raid on Harper'...

10/27/2012

John E. Cook MP (c.1830 - 1859)

John E. Cook came to Harpers Ferry in 1858 to scout the area for John Brown, and spent the next year working as a schoolteacher, book agent, and a lock tender on the C&O Canal. While in the area, he ...

10/26/2012

Aaron Dwight Stevens MP (1831 - 1860)

from: Aaron Dwight Stevens, Abolitionist A Native of Lisbon, Connecticut by Tom Bosse Ó 2009 Lisbon, CT Historical Society Aaron Dwight Stevens participated in the raid on Harpers Ferry wi...

10/26/2012

Edwin Coppoc MP (1835 - 1859)

Edwin Coppock (June 30, 1835 – Decemberr 16, 1859) was a follower of John Brown. Along with his brother Barclay Coppock, he participated in Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry. In historic documents t...

10/26/2012

Barclay Coppoc MP (1839 - 1861)

Barclay Coppock (January 4, 1839 – September 4, 1861) was a follower of John Brown and a Union Army soldier in the American Civil War. Along with his brother Edwin Coppock (June 30, 1835 - Dec...

10/26/2012

Osborne Perry Anderson MP (1830 - 1872)

Born in Pennsylvania on July 17, 1830, Anderson was educated at Oberlin College in Ohio, then immigrated to Canada, where he learned the printing trade and met Brown in 1858. Anderson was one of fi...

10/26/2012

Emily Howland (1827 - 1929)

Suffragist, Abolotionist, Philanthropist. Emily Howland dedicated her life to women's rights, the abolition of slavery, and education. Committed to providing education for African-Americans, she taught...

10/20/2012

Hannah Howland (1807 - 1867)

:'Abolitionist and Suffragist. Hannah (Tallcot) Howland, along with her husband Slocum, was an early advocate for women's suffrage and a prominent abolition. Slocum and Hannah Howland's home in Sherwoo...

10/20/2012

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...

10/19/2012