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Honor Conklin <[log in to unmask]>
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    I haven't been following this closely but is there a Susan B. Anthony tie?  There were strong social and familial connections between suffrage and abolition.  Susan B. Anthony was a good friend of Elizabeth Cady Stanton who was the cousin of Gerrit Smith.


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Benjamin Quarles' text, "Black Abolitionists," identify James J.G. Bias,
Frederick Douglass, George T. Downing, Robert Morris, Robert Purvis, Charles
B. Ray, Stephen Smith, and William Whipper as persons of African descent who
were not identified properly by Siebert as "negroes." Quarles did not
identify the Anthonys in a similar manner. Thus, I would first suspect that
Siebert identified the Anthonys as white. A quick glimpse of Carter G.
Woodson's "Free Negro Heads of Households in the United States in 1830" does
not identify a single person in Monroe County who had the Anthony surname.

Harry Bradshaw Matthews
President, USCT Institute
[Associate Dean, Hartwick College]

> -----Original Message-----
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> history. [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of HistorianCindyA
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> Subject: UGRR & census records
> Looking for the book "Underground Railroad: From Slavery to
> Freedom" by Wilber Siebert.  In it he lists for Monroe County Asa
> Anthony, Daniel Anthony,& Mary Anthony as operators on the
> Underground Railroad.  The names from his book are listed at
I am trying to find out what race they are.  In the Alabama 1840 census
under "Free Persons of Color" I have:
 one male under age 10
 one male 24 to 35 years
 two females under age 10
 two females 24 to 36 years

1850 census
George 42 Farm Laborer
Mary 40
Eliza 18
Nancy 13
George 11
Cornelia H. 7

Any guesses.  I have free persons of color on my 1830 census too.  At first
I thought they might be Indians living off the Tonawanda Reservation but the
names don't go along with the familiar names from there, even historically.

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