American Abolitionists and Antislavery Activists:
Conscience of the Nation

Updated February 14, 2017










l to r: Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Wendell Phillips




Massachusetts Abolition Society


Massachusetts Abolition Society.  (References)




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Officers, Members and Supporters:

Alden, Joseph W., 1807-1885, Cambridgeport, Massachusetts, educator, clergyman, writer.  Massachusetts Abolition Society, Manager, 1839-; Executive Committee, 1839-; 1842-1847; Treasurer, 1843-; Recording Secretary, 1850-.

(Appletons’ Cyclopaedia of American Biography, 1888, Vol. I, p. 42. Dictionary of American Biography, Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, 1936, Vol. 1, Pt. 1, pp. 147-148.)

 

Allen, Charles, Worcester, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Vice-President, 1850.

 

Allen, George, 1808-1876, Worcester, Massachusetts, educator, theologian, anti-slavery agent.  Lectured extensively against slavery. Manager, Massachusetts Abolition Society, 1839-43.

(Dumond, 1961, pp. 187, 285, 393n20; Rice, 1883; Zilversmit, 1967, pp. 99, 104, 153; Appletons’ Cyclopaedia of American Biography, 1888, Vol. I, p. 52. Dictionary of American Biography, Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, 1936, Vol. 1, Pt. 1, pp. 190-191.)

 

Allen, John, Seedoud, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Vice President, 1839-40.

 

Barnes, B.H., Chelsea, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Treasurer, 1839-, Executive Committee, 1842-, Auditor, 1843-

 

Bassett, Thomas D., Barnestable, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Vice-President, 1842-43.

 

Bassett, Zenas D., Barnstable, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Vice-President, 1841-42.

 

Beman, Jehiel C., c. 1789-1858, Connecticut, Boston, Massachusetts, African American, clergyman, abolitionist, temperance activist.  Manger, American Anti-Slavery Society (AASS), 1837-1839.  Executive Committee, American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, 1841-1843.  Executive Committee, Massachusetts Abolition Society, 1841-42.

(Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., & Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, eds. African American National Biography. Oxford University Press, 2013, Vol. 1, p. 477).

 

Bement, Jasper, Ashfield, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Vice-President, 1839-, 42-44.

 

Bemis, Phineas, Dudley, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Vice-President, 1842-44.

 

Bennet, Clark, Sommerville, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Executive Committee, 1846.

 

Bliss, Abel, Wilbraham, Massachusetts, abolitionist.  Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society, Vice-President, 1838-40.  Massachusetts Abolition Society, Vice-President, 1839-.

 

Boles, Harper, Dalton, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Vice-President, 1839-40.

 

Brackett, Josiah, Charlestown, Massachusetts, Boston, Massachusetts, abolitionist. American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, Executive Committee, 1841-43. Massachusetts Abolition Society, Executive Committee, 1850-.

 

Brewster, J. M., Pittsfield, Massachusetts, abolitionist.  Massachusetts Abolition Society, Vice-President, 1842-45.

 

Brown, William C., Chelsea, Massachusetts, abolitionist.  Massachusetts Abolition Society, Manager, 1839-.

 

Campbell, A.R., Boston, Massachusetts, abolitionist.  Massachusetts Abolition Society, Executive Committee, 1842-46, 1846-.

 

Carlton, William, Boston, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Vice-President, 1839-.

 

Carpenter, James, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Executive Committee, 1843-.

 

Carter, James G., Lancaster, Massachusetts, abolitionist.  Massachusetts Abolition Society, Vice-President, 1842-45, Executive Committee, 1843-45.

 

Chamberlain, Homer M., Cambridge, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Manager, 1839-.

 

Chapin, Chauncey, abolitionist.  Massachusetts Abolition Society, Manager, 1841-42.

 

Colver, Nathaniel, 1794-1870, Boston, Massachusetts, abolitionist, clergyman, anti-slavery agent.  Baptist minister.  Lectured against slavery in New York State.  Counsellor, Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society, 1839-1840. Massachusetts Abolition Society, Executive Committee, 1839-40; 41-44.

(Dumond, 1961, pp. 188, 393n22; Goodell, 1852, pp. 505-506; “The Friend of Man,” March 27, 1837; Appletons’ Cyclopaedia of American Biography, 1888, Vol. I, p. 699; Dictionary of American Biography, Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, 1936, Vol. 2, Pt. 2, p. 324)

 

Cross, Joseph Warren, Boxboro, W. Boylston, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Vice-President, 1839-.

 

Cummings, Hiram, Duxbury, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Executive Committee, 1843-46.

 

Cushman, J. H., Roxbury, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Executive Committee, 1846.

 

Denison, Charles W., 1809-1881, New York City, Newton, Massachusetts, abolitionist leader, author, clergyman, newspaper editor, The Emancipator.  Manager, 1833-1836, and founding member of the American Anti-Slavery Society (AASS), December 1833.  Massachusetts Abolition Society, Manager, 1842-44.

(Dumond, 1961, p. 182; Sorin, 1971; Abolitionist, Vol. I, No. XII, December, 1833; Appletons’ Cyclopaedia of American Biography, 1888, Vol. II, p. 140)

 

Dodge, William B., abolitionist, Salem, Massachusetts, American Anti-Slavery Society, Manager, 1834-1837.  Massachusetts Abolition Society, President, 1839-; Vice-President, 1842-.

 

Dollanger, John Jr., Cambridgeport, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Executive Committee, 1843-, 1846-.

 

Dorrance, Gardner, Amherst, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Vice-President, 1839-

 

Douglass, Roswell, Lowell, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Vice-President, 1842-44.

 

Drew, Benjamin Jr., Andover, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Vice-President, 1839-

 

Dunn, W.W., Massachusetts Abolition Society, Manager, 1850-

 

Durfee, Gilbert H., Fall River, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Vice-President, 1839-40.

 

Eayre, J.H., Boston, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Vice-President, 1839-

 

Eddy, Morton, S. Bridgewater, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Vice-President, 1839-40, 41-42, 43-44-

 

Ela, D.H., Boston, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society, Counsellor, 1839-40.

 

Fairbanks, Dexter, Cambridgeport, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Vice-President, 1839-40, Executive Committee, 1839-.

 

Fisher, M. M., Medway, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Executive Committee, 1843-47.

 

Fisk, Sereno, Billerica, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Vice-President, 1839-.

 

Foster, Charles, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Executive Committee, 1844-45.

 

Fuller, John E., Boston, Massachusetts.  Massachusetts Abolition Society, Manager, 1839-40; Executive Committee, 1839-; 1842-.  Anti-Slavery Society, Counsellor, 1835-39.

 

Gale, Milton, Boston, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Manager, 1850.

 

Gilbert, Timothy, 1797-1865, Boston, Massachusetts, abolitionist, religious organizer, businessman.  Massachusetts Abolition Society, Vice-President, 1846-, Manager, 1850, Executive Committee, 1850.  Member American Baptist Anti-Slavery Convention.  His home was a station on the Underground Railroad in Boston, MA.

 

Goodyear, G., Ashburnham, Massachusetts.  Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society, Vice-President, 1836-40.  Massachusetts Abolition Society, Vice-President, 1839-.

 

Gott, Leonard, Sandy Bay, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Vice-President, 1839-.

 

Gould, Thomas, Boston, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Manager, 1839-, Executive Committee, 1839-.

 

Gove, John, abolitionist, Boston (Roxbury), Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Executive Committee, 1842-43, Treasurer, 1850-.

 

Greenough, Horatio, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Executive committee, 1843-44.

 

Grosvenor, Cyrus P., 1792-1879, Salem, Massachusetts, Worchester, Massachusetts, clergyman, abolitionist leader, anti-slavery agent, anti-slavery Baptist minister, educator.  Lectured on anti-slavery.  American Anti-Slavery Society (AASS) Vice President, 1834-1835, Manager, 1839-1840, 1840-1841.  Massachusetts Abolition Society, Vice-President, 1839-. Member of the Liberty Party.  Leader of the anti-slavery movement in Massachusetts and Connecticut. 

(Dumond, 1961, pp. 188, 285, 393n24; Putnam, 1893, p. 14, “Friend of Man,” October 6, 1836, May 10, 1837).

 

Hatch, Asa D., Boston, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Executive Committee, 1846-.

 

Hayden, Joel, Haydensville, Massachusetts, Williamsberg, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Manager, 1841-42, Vice-President, 1842-, 1844-.

 

Horton, Jonathan, Lowell, Massachusetts, anti-slavery activist, Methodist Massachusetts Abolition Society, Vice-President, 1839-40. (Dumond, 1961, p. 187).

 

Howe, Appleton, S. Weymough, Massachusetts.  Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society, Vice-President, 1838-40.  Massachusetts Abolition Society, Vice-President, 1839-.  

 

Ide, Jacob, Medway, Massachusetts, abolitionist.  Manager, 1833-1837, and founding member of the American Anti-Slavery Society, December 1833. Massachusetts Abolition Society, Manager, 1841-42; Vice-President, 1839-; 1842-44-.  (Abolitionist, Vol. I, No. XII, December, 1833).

 

Jackson, E.W., Chelsea, Massachusetts, abolitionist.  American Anti-Slavery Society, Executive Committee, 1862-1864, Counsellor, 1842-1845, Auditor, 1845-1860.  Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society.  Massachusetts Abolition Society, Corresponding Secretary, 1850-.

 

Jackson, William, 1783-1855, Newton, Massachusetts, newspaper publisher, abolitionist, temperance activist.  U.S. Congressman, Whig Party.  Vice president, 1833-1836, and founding member of the American Anti-Slavery Society, December 1833.  Founding member, Liberty Party.  Massachusetts Abolition Society, Vice-President, 1839-; President, 1850-.  President of the American Missionary Society from 1846-1854.

(Dumond, 1961, p. 286; Abolitionist, Vol. I, No. XII, December, 1833; Appletons’ Cyclopaedia of American Biography, 1888, Vol. III; Biographical Dictionary of the United States Congress; Dictionary of American Biography, Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, 1936, Vol. 5, Pt. 1, p. 561)

 

King, Dexter S., Boston, Massachusetts.  Massachusetts Abolition Society, Vice-President, 1839-, 1846-?-50-, Manager, 1842-, Executive Committee, 1842-, 1846-, 1850, President, 1844-45.

 

Kittredge, Ingalls, Beverly, Massachusetts, American Anti-Slavery Society, Manager, 1834-37.  Massachusetts Abolition Society, Manager, 1841-42; Vice-President, 1839-40; 45-46-.

 

Leach, Eldridge G., Boston, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Recording Secretary, 1844-46, Executive Committee, 1846-.

 

Leavitt, Joshua, 1794-1873, New York, Boston, Massachusetts, reformer, temperance activist, editor, lawyer, clergyman, abolitionist leader.  Active supporter of the American Colonization Society.  Helped in raising funds for the Society.  Founder of the American Anti-Slavery Society (AASS), New York, 1833.  Manager, AASS, 1833-1837.  Executive Committee, AASS, 1834-1840.  Recording Secretary, AASS, 1838-1840.  Massachusetts Abolition Society, Corresponding Secretary, 1842-44; Executive Committee, 1842-.  Executive Committee, American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society (A&FASS).  Advocated political action to end slavery, which led him to help found the Liberty Party.  Edited the newspaper, The Evangelist, which was founded by abolitionists Arthur and Lewis Tappan.  He later became editor of The Emancipator, which was founded by Arthur Tappan in 1833.  Leavitt toured extensively, lecturing against slavery.  His speeches were edited into a pamphlet entitled, “The Financial Power of Slavery.”  It was one of the most widely circulated documents against slavery. 

(Blue, 2005, pp. 20, 25, 34, 45, 50, 54, 94, 119, 122; Davis, 1990; Dumond, 1961, pp. 159, 175, 179, 266, 286, 301; Filler, 1960, pp. 24, 63, 101, 132, 142, 150, 168, 172, 174, 177, 189, 194, 266-267; Mitchell, 2007, pp. 1, 7-8, 17, 20, 28-30, 36, 45-49, 167, 217; Rodriguez, 2007, pp. 42, 363-364; Sorin, 1971, pp. 51, 68-71, 96, 131, 132; Appletons’ Cyclopaedia of American Biography, 1888, Vol. III, pp. 649-650; Dictionary of American Biography, Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, 1936, Vol. 6, Pt. 1, p. 84; American Reformers: An H.W. Wilson Biographical Dictionary, New York, 1985, pp. 518-519; American National Biography, Oxford University Press, New York, 2002, Vol. 13, p. 339; papers in the Library of Congress; Staudenraus, P. J. The African Colonization Movement, 1816-1865. New York: Columbia University Press, 1961, pp. 129-130, 214, 219)

 

Lovejoy, Joseph C., Cambridgeport, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Corresponding Secretary, 1846, Executive Committee, 1846,1850.

 

Mann, Daniel, Boston, Princeton, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Manager, 1842-43-; Executive Committee, 1842-, 1846, Treasurer, 1844-45.

 

Mann, Joel, Salem, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Manager, 1842-43.

 

Mash, Joseph, Sandwich, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Vice-President, 1839-1840.

 

Merrill, Amos B., Boston, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Recording Secretary, 1842-43, Executive Committee, 1842-.

 

Merritt, Timothy, Lynn, Massachusetts, 1775-1845, clergyman. Massachusetts Abolition Society, Manager, 1839-.  (Appletons’ Cyclopaedia of American Biography, 1888, Vol. IV, p. 308)

 

Moore, E.D., Kingston, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Vice-President, 1839-40.

 

Morton, Elihu P., Massachusetts Abolition Society, Vice-President, 1841-44.

 

Newcomb, J., Braintree, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Vice-President, 1839-40.

 

Nichols, C.C., Chelsea, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Manager, 1850, Executive Committee, 1850.

 

North, William, Freetown, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Vice-President, 1839.

 

Norton, Elihu P., Edgartown, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Vice-President, 1842-.

 

Odiorne, James C., Boston, Massachusetts.  Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society, Treasurer, 1835-36.  Massachusetts Abolition Society, Vice-President, 1839-.

 

Osgood, Sameul, Springfield, Massachusetts, abolitionist.  American Anti-Slavery Society, Manager, 1837-1840.  Massachusetts Abolition Society, Vice-President, 1839, 43-44, President, 1841-42, 45-46.

 

Packard, Charles, Lancaster, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Manager, 1842-44.

 

Parker, Gilman, Haverhill, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society, Vice-President, 1838-40.  Massachusetts Abolition Society.

 

Patton, William W., 1821-1889, South Boston, Massachusetts, theologian, educator, college president, abolitionist, anti-slavery activist.  Massachusetts Abolition Society, Executive Committee, 1845-46.  On September 3, 1862, petitioned Lincoln to issue a proclamation of emancipation.  President of Howard University, 1877-1889.

(Appletons’ Cyclopaedia of American Biography, 1888, Vol. IV, pp. 677-678)

 

Perkins, Jesse, S. Bridgewater, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Vice-President, 1839-40.

 

Phelps, Amos A., Boston, Massachusetts, 1805-1847, Boston, Massachusetts, clergyman, editor. Manager and founding member of the American Anti-Slavery Society (AASS), December 1833;  Manager, 1834-1835, Vice-President, 1834-1835, Executive Committee, 1836-1838, Recording Secretary, 1836-1840.  Massachusetts Abolition Society, Recording Secretary, 1839-40; Executive Committee, 1842-.  Editor, Emancipation and The National Era. Husband of abolitionist Charlotte Phelps.

(Dumond, 1961, pp. 182, 185, 266, 276, 285; Pease, 1965, pp. 71-85; Rodriguez, 2007, p. 290; Yellin, 1994, pp. 47, 54, 54n, 59-60, 125; Abolitionist, Vol. I, No. XII, December, 1833; Appletons’ Cyclopaedia of American Biography, 1888, Vol. IV, p. 751; Phelps, “Lectures on Slavery and its Remedy,” Boston, 1834; Staudenraus, P. J. The African Colonization Movement, 1816-1865. New York: Columbia University Press, 1961, pp. 132, 228-229).

 

Phillips, Stephen C., 1801-1857, Salem, Massachusetts, philanthropist.  Massachusetts Abolition Society, Vice-President, 1850-. U.S. Congressman, Whig Party.  Also member of Free Soil Party. 

(Mabee, 1970, p. 161; Rodriguez, 2007, p. 437; Appletons’ Cyclopaedia of American Biography, 1888, Vol. IV, p. 763).

 

Pond, Preston, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Manager, 1841-42.

 

Porter, James, 1808-1888, Boston, Massachusetts, clergyman, abolitionist.  Member of the New England Anti-Slavery Society.  Massachusetts Abolition Society, Manager, 1841-44. (Appletons’ Cyclopaedia of American Biography, 1888, Vol. V, p. 77)

 

Putnam, Jesse, Danvers, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Vice President, 1839-, Manager, 1842-.

 

Reed, William, Taunton, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Vice-President, 1839-40.

 

Riddell, William, S. Deerfield, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Vice-President.

 

 

Robbins, James W., Lenox, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society, Vice-President, 1838-40.  Massachusetts Abolition Society,

 

 

Rogers, Nathaniel P., 1794-1846, Concord, New Hampshire, newspaper publisher, editor, writer, abolitionist.  Established early anti-slavery newspaper, Herald of Freedom, in Concord, New Hampshire.  He edited the paper from 1838-1846.  Participated in the New Hampshire Anti-Slavery Society.  Served as a Manager of the American Anti-Slavery Society (AASS), 1837-1840, 1842-1844.  Rogers attended the World Anti-Slavery Convention in London in 1840.  Massachusetts Abolition Society, Executive Committee, 1841-42.  Wrote anti-slavery articles.  His articles were reprinted in the New York Tribune under the pen name Old Man of the Mountain.  Supported the women’s rights movement. 

(Appleton’s Cyclopaedia of American Biography, 1888, Vol. V, pp. 309; The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, Vol. II. New York: James T. White, 1892, p. 320)

 

Rowley, Reuben, Wrentham, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Manager, 1842-44.

 

St. Clair, Alanson, Boston, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Manager, 1831-, Executive Committee, 1839-.

 

Safford, A. H., Cambridgeport, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Executive Committee, 1842-43.

 

Scott, Orange, 1800-1847, Springfield, Lowell, Massachusetts, Methodist clergyman, anti-slavery agent, abolitionist leader.  Member of Congress from Pennsylvania.  Entered anti-slavery cause in 1834.  Lectured in New England.  In 1839, founded and published the American Wesleyan Observer, an anti-slavery publication.  Withdrew from Methodist Church to co-found the Wesleyan Methodist Church in 1843 with Jotham Horton.  Manager of the American Anti-Slavery Society (AASS), 1838-1840, Executive Committee, 1847-1851, 1853-1855, Recording Secretary 1849-1855.  American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society.  Massachusetts Abolition Society, Vice-President, 1839-.

(Dumond, 1961, pp. 187, 285, 349; Locke, 1901, pp. 93, 140; Mabee, 1970, pp. 46, 228-229; Matlack, 1849, p. 162; Annals of Congress; Appletons’ Cyclopaedia of American Biography, 1888, Vol. V, p. 438; Dictionary of American Biography, Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, 1936, Vol. 8, Pt. 2, p. 497; American National Biography, Oxford University Press, New York, 2002, Vol. 19, p. 503; The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, Vol. II. New York: James T. White, 1892, p. 315).

 

Scuddy, Marshall S., Boston, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Treasurer, 1846, Executive Committee, 1843- , Manager, 1846.

 

Smith, Oliver, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Executive Committee, 1841-42.

 

Sterling, G.W., Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Vice-President, 1841-42.

 

Stoddard, William H., Northampton, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society, Vice-President, 1838-40.

 

Stone, Anson J., Massachusetts Abolition Society, Recording Secretary, 1843-44.

 

Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874, Boston, Massachusetts, statesman, lawyer, writer, editor, educator, reformer, abolitionist leader.  Massachusetts Abolition Society, Vice-President, 1850.  U.S. Senator, voted for Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution, abolishing slavery.

(Blue, 1994, 2005; Mabee, 1970, pp. 74, 103, 173, 178, 248, 354, 261, 299, 329, 337, 356, 368, 393n17; Mitchell, 2007, pp. 60, 62, 67-68, 89, 174, 238, 243; Potter, 1976; Rodriguez, 2007, pp. 54, 59, 201-203, 298, 657-660; Sewell, 1988; Appletons’ Cyclopaedia of American Biography, 1888, Vol. V, pp. 744-750; Dictionary of American Biography, Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, 1936, Vol. 9, Pt. 2, p. 214; American Reformers: An H.W. Wilson Biographical Dictionary, New York, 1985, pp. 783-785; American National Biography, Oxford University Press, New York, 2002, Vol. 21, p. 137; Congressional Globe; Donald, David. Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War. New York: Knopf, 1960.)

 

Surks, Silas, Roxbury, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Manager, 1850, Executive Committee, 1850.

 

Swan, Caleb, Easton, Massachusetts, abolitionist, Underground Railroad activist.  Massachusetts Abolition Society, President, 1842-43; Executive Committee, 1843-; 1850. (Appletons’ Cyclopaedia of American Biography, 1888, Vol. VI, pp. 3-4)

 

Tappan, Charles, Boston, Massachusetts.  Massachusetts Abolition Society, Manager, 1839-.  Supported the American Colonization Society. 

(Staudenraus, P. J. The African Colonization Movement, 1816-1865. New York: Columbia University Press, 1961, pp. 131, 195-196).

 

Thatcher, Tyler, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Executive Committee, 1843-44.

 

Thomas, James H., Edgartown, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Vice-President, 1839-40.

 

Torrey, Charles, 1813-1846, Salem, Massachusetts, clergyman, reformer, abolitionist leader.  Massachusetts Abolition Society, Manager, 1839-40; 41-42. Wrote Memoir of the Martyr.  Leader, the National Convention of Friends of Immediate Emancipation, Albany, New York, 1840.

(Dumond, 1961, p. 285; Mabee, 1970, pp. 266, 268; Appletons’ Cyclopaedia of American Biography, 1888, Vol. VI, p. 138; Pennsylvania Freeman, April 23, 1850; Dictionary of American Biography, Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, 1936, Vol. 9, Pt. 2, p. 595; American National Biography, Oxford University Press, New York, 2002, Vol. 21, p. 757)

 

Torrey, Martin, Foxboro, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Manager, 1842-, Executive Committee, 1843-45.

 

Tracy, Frederick P., Massachusetts Abolition Society, Corresponding Secretary, 1844-45.

 

Trask, George, 1798-1875, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, Warren, Massachusetts, clergyman. Massachusetts Abolition Society, President, 1846, Vice-President, 1846-, 1850-.  Also active in the temperance movement and anti-tobacco use.  (Appleton’s Cyclopaedia of American Biography, 1888, Vol. VI, p. 154)

 

Ward, T.W., Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society, Vice-President, 1837-40.

 

Ware, S., S. Deerfield, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Vice-President, 1839-.

 

Warren, JLLF, Brighton, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Executive Committee, 1842-43.

 

Waters, George, Holden, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society, Vice-President, 1838-40.

 

Weeman, Ebenezer, Boston, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Executive Committee, 1846.

 

Wheaton, Laban M., Massachusetts Abolition Society, Vice-President.

 

Whitaker, William, N. Salem, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society, Vice-President, 1837-40.  Massachusetts Abolition Society.

 

Whitcomb, Rueben Jr., Howard, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Vice-President, 1846.

 

Whiton, James M., Boston, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Abolition Society, Executive Committee, 1842-43.

 

Whilliston, John P., Massachusetts Abolition Society, Vice-President, 1841-42; 45-46.

 

Wise, Daniel, 1813-1898, clergyman, educator, abolitionist, newspaper editor.  Lectured in the cause of abolition of slavery.  Massachusetts Abolition Society, Manager, 1850.  Appointed editor of Zion’s Herald, he advocated anti-slavery.  

(Appleton’s Cyclopaedia of American Biography, 1888, Vol. VI, p. 579; Dictionary of American Biography, Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, 1936, Vol. 10, Pt. 2, p. 422)

 

Wright, Elizur Jr., 1804-1885, New York City, Dorchester, Massachusetts, reformer, editor, abolitionist leader.  Vice president, 1833-1835, and founding member of the American Anti-Slavery Society (AASS), December 1833.  Leader, Liberty Party.  Editor of the Massachusetts Abolitionist, founded 1839.  Massachusetts Abolition Society, Corresponding Secretary, 1839-40, 41-42, Executive Committee, 1839-, 1842-.

(Dumond, 1961, pp. 177, 179, 245, 301; Filler, 1960, pp. 61, 63, 74, 132, 135, 156, 193; Goodheart, 1990; Mabee, 1970, pp. 189, 190, 256, 322, 339, 364; Mitchell, 2007, pp. 6-8, 13-14, 16-17, 20, 44, 46, 67, 72; Rodriguez, 2007, pp. 46, 521-522; Abolitionist, Vol. I, No. XII, December, 1833; Appletons’ Cyclopaedia of American Biography, 1888, Vol. VI, pp. 621-622; Dictionary of American Biography, Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, 1936, Vol. 10, Pt. 2, p. 548; American Reformers: An H.W. Wilson Biographical Dictionary, New York, 1985; American National Biography, Oxford University Press, New York, 2002, Vol. 24, p. 11).

 




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References

(Dumond, 1961, p. 188; Filler, 1960, p. 135; Yellin, 1994, pp. 54-55, 59, 59n)