Genealogy Projects tagged with Abolitionists on the Geni Family Tree

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  • North Carolina Manumission Society (1816-1834)

    from North Carolina Manumission Society On July 19, 1816, twenty-three delegates from Quaker meetings at Centre, Carraway, Deep River, and New Garden organized the North Carolina Manumission Society at Centre Friends Meeting House in Guilford County. The delegates represented 147 members in the local societies. The antislavery organization alternated between meeting at Centre and Deep River...

  • Fiske and Fisk Family

    The Fisk family of Massachusetts traces it's lineage through Nathan Fiske, the immigrant to the Massachusetts Bay Colony about 1643, who became a Watertown, Massachusetts planter. Before that, the family of Fiske is traced to Symond Fiske, lord of the manor of Standhough Laxfield England to Daniel Fiske in 1208. Fiske and Fisk family: being the record of the descendants of Symond Fiske, lord ...

  • 1783 Quaker Anti-Slavery Petition Signatories

    One month and one day following the end of the Revolutionary war securing our freedoms from Tyrany, some of our ancestors turned their attention to the next order of business: Securing the freedoms of other Americans. This project is to identify those who signed this document: To the United States in Congress Assembled The Address of the People Called Quakers Being through the favour ...

  • American Colonization Society

    American Colonization Society The American Colonization Society (ACS) (in full, The Society for the Colonization of Free People of Color of America), founded in 1816, was the primary vehicle to support the return of free African Americans to what was considered greater freedom in Africa. It helped to found the colony of Liberia in 1821–22 as a place for freedmen. Among its founders wer...