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Dr. Basil Biggs MP (1818 - 1906)

From Quest for Freedom BASIL BIGGS, UNDERGROUND RAILROAD AGENT: HIS STORY Basil Biggs was born in Maryland in 1819. His mother died when he was four, leaving Biggs to be hired out to work for other...

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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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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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Rachel Mendenhall (1792 - 1868)

Find A Grave Memorial # 16635235. To view other pictures, go to the Media section. Rachel was active with her husband in the Underground Railroad movement, and their home was one of the stops on the ...

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Thomas Garrett (1789 - 1871)

Parents: Thomas & Sarah (Price) Garrett. Thomas & Margaret (Sharpless) Garrett were married in 1813 and to this union 5 children were born. Margaret died in 1828. In 1830 Thomas married Rachel Menden...

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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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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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Addison "The Life and Times Of" Coffin (1822 - d.)

Life and travels of Addison Coffin, written by himself – Addison Coffin, Ida Coffin Doan Quaker, Pioneer, Teacher, Abolitionist, Traveler and Explorer, Author, ran "Immigrant trains" to th...

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Vestal Coffin (1792 - 1826)

Levi Coffin credits Vestal Coffin with organizing the underground railroad in 1819 near present day Guilford College. Levi and Vestal were charter members of the North Carolina Manumission Society. S...

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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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Rev. Alexander Dobbin MP (1742 - 1809)

Reverend Alexander Dobbin, who built the Dobbin House, Gettysburg PA's oldest, most historic home, was an early frontier pioneer who helped settle and civilize the area. Born in Ireland in 1742, he gre...

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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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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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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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Lydia Hamilton Smith MP (1815 - 1884)

Lydia Hamilton Smith (1813 - 1884) from Wikipedia Thaddeus Stevens never married though his 23-year relationship (1845-1868) with his widowed quadroon housekeeper, Lydia Hamilton Smith (1813-18...

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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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Thaddeus Stevens MP (1792 - 1868)

Thaddeus Stevens (April 4, 1792 – August 11, 1868), of Pennsylvania, was a Republican leader and one of the most powerful members of the United States House of Representatives. As chairman of th...

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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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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 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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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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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...

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Barbara Ann Mayhew (Kagey) (1833 - 1882)

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...

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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'...

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Charles Henry Langston (1817 - 1892)

Charles Henry Langston (1817–1892), was an American abolitionist and political activist born free in Louisa County, Virginia, the son of a wealthy planter who provided for his education and en...

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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...

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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...

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Slocum Howland (1794 - 1881)

A Quaker, Howland's reputation grew as a notable social reformer. He advocated women's suffrage, prohibition, and the abolition of slavery. A leader in the movement, his home in Sherwood often served a...

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Alanson T. Work (1799 - 1879)

Alanson Work opposed slavery and was an active abolitionist and Union supporter. His family's home became a stop on the Underground Railroad, assisting runaway slaves to freedom in Canada, for which he...

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Henry C. Work (1832 - 1884)

Henry Clay Work (October 1, 1832 – June 8, 1884) was an American composer and songwriter. Biography He was born in Middletown, Connecticut, to Alanson and Amelia (Forbes) Work. His f...

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Thomas Porter (deceased)

Thomas Porter was a conductor on the Underground Railroad. Sources:

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William Morey (1801 - 1872)

William Morey was an abolitionist and a conductor of the underground railroad. Sources: Son of William & Anda Martin Morey; married Derexa Whitcomb on May 6, 1824 in Preble County, Ohio; fa...

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Christiana Forbes (1795 - 1877)

Find a Grave Birth: Mar. 29, 1795 Aberdeenshire, Scotland Death: Aug. 18, 1877 Ashland County Ohio, USA Christiana was born in Wester Fowlis, Leochel-Cushnie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. In 1874, ...

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William Forbes (1787 - 1856)

Find a Grave Birth: Nov. 26, 1787 Aberdeenshire, Scotland Death: 1856 Ashland County Ohio, USA William was born in Drumfottie, Leochel-Cushnie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. On 17 Jun 1837, William,...

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Rev. Thomas Woodson, Jr. (c.1812 - 1846)

================================== From FindAGrave: Reverend Thomas Woodson, Jr. and Reverend John P. Woodson -- Courage and Convictions These two sons of Thomas and Jemima Woodsons were truly me...

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Clark Lane MP (1823 - 1907)

A native of Hamilton County, Clark Lane was born 5 April 1823, the son of John and Rosanah Lane. He was born in a one-room log cabin on the farm of his parents. The property at the junction of Hamilton...

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Harriet Tubman MP (c.1822 - 1913)

BIRTH DATE : c.1820. Because she was a slave, and owners did not record their slaves' birthdates, the exact date of Harriet's birth is unknown -- different accounts list 1820 or 1821. BIRTH PLACE : (...

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James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok MP (1837 - 1876)

American Outlaw James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok was a legendary gunfighter and law man in the American Wild West. Many characters in Western novels are fashioned after Hickok. ======= James Butle...

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Thomas Fee, Sr. (deceased)

The Fee family of Clermont County, Ohio were a prominent abolitionist family. "Thomas Fee’s father Thomas Sr. , brother Robert, and sister Nancy were also very involved in the Underground Rail...

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Thomas Fee, Jr. (1801 - 1862)

Once the residence of Thomas Fee, Jr. (1801-1862), the Fee Villa was a stop on the Underground Railroad in Moscow. It is located on the Ohio River, facing Pendleton County, Kentucky. The glow of lit ca...

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Jacob Ebersole (1812 - d.)

Robert E. Fee (1796-1879), an active conductor in Moscow, was a member of Clermont County’s most prominent Underground Railroad family. His father Thomas Sr., brother Thomas Jr., sister Nancy an...

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Nancy Ann Pease (1809 - 1886)

180 Gay St., Williamsburg, Ohio was the home and medical office of Dr. L. T. Pease, abolitionist and Underground Railroad conductor. Dr. Pease moved to Williamsburg in 1835, with his wife Nancy Fee, th...

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Robert E. Fee (1796 - 1879)

Robert E. Fee (1796-1879), an active conductor in Moscow, was a member of Clermont County’s most prominent Underground Railroad family. His father Thomas Sr., brother Thomas Jr., sister Nancy an...

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Dr. Leavitt Thaxter Pease (1809 - 1874)

180 Gay St., Williamsburg, Ohio was the home and medical office of Dr. L. T. Pease, abolitionist and Underground Railroad conductor. Dr. Pease moved to Williamsburg in 1835, with his wife Nancy Fee, th...

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Sophia Langdon Stone (1819 - 1888)

“When Fernando Cortez and Sophia Stone Kelton built this house in 1852, it was the last residence on East Town Street and was surrounded by pastureland. Ardent abolitionists, the Keltons were ...

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Fernando Cortez Bayden Kelton (1812 - 1856)

“When Fernando Cortez and Sophia Stone Kelton built this house in 1852, it was the last residence on East Town Street and was surrounded by pastureland. Ardent abolitionists, the Keltons were ...

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Owen Lovejoy MP (1811 - 1864)

Owen Lovejoy (January 6, 1811 – March 25, 1864) was an American lawyer, Congregational minister, abolitionist, and Republican congressman from Illinois. He was also a "conductor" on the Underg...

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Jonathan Chace, U.S. Senator (1829 - 1917)

Jonathan Chace (July 22, 1829 – June 30, 1917) was a United States Representative and Senator from Rhode Island. Born at Fall River, Massachusetts, he son of Harvey Chace and the grandson of O...

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Elizabeth B. Chace ("The Conscience of RI") (1806 - 1899)

Elizabeth Buffum Chace (1806–1899) was an influential American activist in the Anti-Slavery, Women's Rights, and Prison Reform Movements of the mid-to-late 19th century. Birth and early li...

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Daniel R. Williams (1806 - 1874)

Daniel R. Williams was a marine entrepreneur who sold seine fishing nets out of the basement of his house, on Gravel Street in Mystic. The house was built in 1834 and an outbuilding on the property was...

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Abby Kelley Foster (1811 - 1887)

Abby Kelley Foster (January 15, 1811 – January 14, 1887) was an American abolitionist and radical social reformer active from the 1830s to 1870s. She became a fundraiser, lecturer and committee ...

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Stephen Symonds Foster (1809 - 1881)

Stephen Symonds Foster (1809–1881) was a radical American abolitionist known for his dramatic and aggressive style of public speaking, and for his stance against those in the church who failed t...

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Henry B. Curtis MP (1799 - 1885)

Henry B. Curtis, November 28, 1799 - November 15, 1885 Parents: Zarah Curtis May 2, 1762-June 9, 1849 and Phalley Yale July 24, 1762-Aug 15, 1831 Wife: Elizabeth Children Clementine Margaret ...

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Robert Smalls, US Congressman MP (1839 - 1915)

Robert Smalls (April 5 , 1839–February 23, 1915) was an enslaved African American who, during and after the American Civil War, became a ship's pilot, sea captain, and politician. He freed him...

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Frederick Douglass MP (c.1817 - 1895)

Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, February 1818 – February 20, 1895) was an American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman. After escaping from slavery, he b...

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David Putnam, Jr. (1808 - 1892)

David Putnam built his home on the western side of the Muskingum River in Marietta, Ohio. His home was part of the Underground Railroad. David's anti slavery feelings developed as a teen. He became a l...

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Ephraim Cutler, Underground Railroad (1767 - 1853)

Ephraim Cutler was Washington Co., Ohio's delegate to the Ohio Statehood Constitutional Convention. His contribution at the convention was the introduction to the section of the constitution excludin...

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Dr. Francis J. Lemoyne (1798 - 1879)

Francis Julius LeMoyne (September 4, 1798 - October 14, 1879) was a 19th century American medical doctor and philanthropist from Washington, Pennsylvania. Responsible for creating the first crematory i...

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Reuben Benedict MP (1768 - 1854)

In 1812 several Benedict families migrated from New York to Ohio and established the first Quaker settlement of Morrow County, Ohio along Alum Creek. The Benedicts were the first Anglo-Americans to thi...

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John Rankin MP (1793 - 1886)

John Rankin (February 5, 1793 – March 18, 1886) was an American Presbyterian minister, educator and abolitionist. Upon moving to Ripley, Ohio in 1822, he became known as one of Ohio's first and ...

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Jean Gilfillen Rankin MP (1795 - d.)

In May 1892, six years after John Rankin's death, a monument aptly named "Freedom's Heroes,", was dedicated to Rankin and his wife, Jean Lowry Rankin, on the grounds of the Maplewood Cemetery in Ripley...

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Henry Hill GAGE (deceased)

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Jonas Wilder (1731 - 1810)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for MASSACHUSETTS - NEW HAMPSHIRE with the rank of MAJOR. DAR Ancestor # A126588 Major Jonas Wilder Wilder-Holton House: This structure, erected by Major Jonas ...

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Robert Purvis (1810 - 1898)

Robert Purvis: Aug 4, 1810-Apr 15, 1898 Parents: William Purvis 1757-1826 and Hannah Judah Sources:

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Judge George Manierre, I, Chicago pioneer (1817 - 1863)

George Manierre, I, was an active abolitionist who operated a station of the Underground Railroad in the city of Chicago. He was one of the founders of the Chicago Anti-Slavery Society on January 16, 1...

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Mary Ann Keeler Newbury (1805 - 1863)

Mary Ann Newbury (Sergeant) and her husband Rev. Samuel Newbury were abolitionists, and agents of the Underground Railroad. Louise Moede Lex wrote a scholarly article about Mary Ann's daughter Mary...

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Martha Wright MP (1806 - 1875)

Martha was an American feminist, abolitionist, and signatory of the Declaration of Sentiments. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Martha Coffin Wright (D...

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Lucretia Mott MP (1793 - 1880)

Lucretia Coffin Mott was born 3 January 1793 in Nantucket, Massachusetts and died on 11 November 1880 near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was an American Quaker, abolitionist (Underground Railroad), s...

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Catherine Coffin MP (1803 - 1881)

From Documenting the American South - Levi Coffin On 28 Oct. 1824, Coffin married Catherine White at Hopewell Church, Guilford County. In 1826 they moved to Newport (now Fountain City), Wayne County,...

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Rev. Samuel Joseph May MP (1797 - 1871)

For a picture of Rev. May's headstone, see the Media section. Samuel Joseph May (September 12, 1797 – July 1, 1871) a radical American reformer during the nineteenth century, championed multip...

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Josiah Bushnell Grinnell MP (1821 - 1891)

Josiah Bushnell Grinnell (December 22, 1821 – March 31, 1891) was a U.S. Congressman from Iowa's 4th congressional district, an ordained Congregational minister, founder of Grinnell, Iowa and ...

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Matilda Joslyn Gage MP (1826 - 1898)

Matilda Electa (Joslyn) Gage March 24, 1826-March 18, 1898 Parents: Dr. Hezekiah Joslyn d.1865 Husband: Henry Hill Gage Children: Thomas Clarkson Gage Maud (Gage) Baum Charles Henry Gage ...

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James Henry Howton, Sr. (1807 - 1865)

James Henry Howton, Sr. was born 17 August 1807 in Hopkins County, Kentucky and died 30 July 1865 in Hopkins County, Kentucky.  He is buried in the Irvin Howton Cemetery in Hopkins, Kentucky. ...

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Levi Coffin, Jr. MP (1798 - 1877)

Levi Coffin (1798 – 1877) was an American Quaker, abolitionist, and businessman. It is believed that Coffin and his wife Catharine helped more than 2,000 fugitive slaves escape to freedom, using...

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Henry Benchley MP (deceased)

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