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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...
  • 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.
  • Robert Commons (1748 - 1837)
    Robert Commons was the eldest of five sons of William Commons & Sarah Scarlett. In 1750 he immigrated to Chester County, Pennsylvania, with his parents. On 11, 16, 1780, at New Garden Meeting, Chester ...
  • Dr. Ingalls Kittredge (1769 - 1856)
    From Municipal History of Essex County in Massachusetts, Volume 2 edited by Benjamin F. Arrington Physicians of Beverly - Among the most noted medical men in early days in Beverly was Dr Ingalls Ki...
  • 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.

The Underground Railroad was an informal network of secret routes and safe houses used by 19th-century black slaves in the United States to escape to free states and Canada with the aid of abolitionists who were sympathetic to their cause.

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