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Slocum Howland

Birthdate: (86)
Death: June 21, 1881 (86)
Place of Burial: Ledyard, Cayuga, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Benjamin Howland, II and Mary Howland
Husband of Hannah Howland
Father of Emily Howland; William Howland and Benjamin Howland
Brother of Sylvia Wood; Humphrey Howland; Martha Howland; Mary Howland and Harmon Howland

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About Slocum Howland

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 as headquarters for regional abolitionists, as well as part of the Underground Railroad for escaped slaves en route to Canada. In 1996, the "Slocum and Hannah Howland House" in Sherwood was placed on the National Register of Historic Places for its significance in African-American history: its role in the Underground Railroad and Slocum and Hannah (Tallcot) Howland's efforts to abolish slavery. 

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Slocum Howland's Timeline

September 20, 1794
November 20, 1827
Age 33
June 21, 1881
Age 86
Ledyard, Cayuga, New York, United States