Julia Louisa Lovejoy

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Julia Louisa Lovejoy (Hardy)

Birthplace: Lebanon, Grafton County, NH, United States
Death: March 15, 1882 (70)
Baldwin City, Douglas, KS, Palmyra, Douglas County, KS, United States
Place of Burial: Vinland Cemetery, Vinland, Douglas County, Kansas, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Daniel Hardy and Betsey Hardy
Wife of Rev. Charles Haseltine Lovejoy
Mother of Charles Julius Lovejoy; Juliet Whitehorn; George Hardy Lovejoy; Edith Urania Lovejoy and Irving Roscoe Lovejoy
Sister of Laura Scott; Orinda Amanda Heath; Emeline Hinkley; Caroline Emily Hoyt; Almeda Aurilla Barden and 7 others

Occupation: Writer, missionary
Managed by: Hatte Anne Blejer
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About Julia Louisa Lovejoy

Abolitionist, missionary. 1812 - 1882

“Born on March 9, 1812, in Lebanon, New Hampshire, Julia Louisa Hardy reportedly experienced a deep religious conversion at the age of nine. From that moment on she was a devout Methodist who wanted to influence the world around her. She wanted to become a missionary or to find another application for her religious ardor. At one point, she remarked, “if I have not done good, I have done evil.’”

“… The Lovejoys relocated frequently due to Charles’ mission work. In 1864 Charles switched from the Methodist Episcopal Church to the free Methodist Church, and relocated to Lebanon, Illinois. Eventually, the family returned to Kansas and settled in Palmyra (now Baldwin City) a few miles south of Lawrence in rural Douglas County, where Julia died February 6, 1882.”


Julia Louisia Lovejoy wrote articles for several papers:"The Independent Democrat","Granite State Whig",New York "Tribune","Zion's Herald"(Boston, Mass),"Christian Messenger", Montpelier, Vt.,and many Kansas Publications.

Julia Lovejoy wrote of events taking place in the territory, the suffering and hardships of the pioneers, relief, crops, the gold rush,and championing ANTI-SLAVERY movements.


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Julia Louisa Lovejoy's Timeline

March 9, 1812
Lebanon, Grafton County, NH, United States
January 3, 1838
Bethel, ME
Lebanon, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA
October 31, 1841
Fernsbey, VT
May 1847
Landaff, NH
September 17, 1855
Manhattan, KS
March 15, 1882
Age 70
Baldwin City, Douglas, KS, Palmyra, Douglas County, KS, United States
Vinland Cemetery, Vinland, Douglas County, Kansas, USA