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 |Prominent Early Members||||| |Prominent Early Members|||||
-|Walter [[scott_family|Scott]] ​ |William [[masters_family|Masters]] ​ |Piatt Kennedy ​ |Park [[walton_family|Walton]] ​ |Joseph [[brown_family|Brown]] ​ |+|Walter [[scott_family|Scott]] ​ |William [[masters_family|Masters]] ​ |Piatt ​[[kennedy family|Kennedy]]  |Park [[walton_family|Walton]] ​ |Joseph [[brown_family|Brown]] ​ |
 |James [[ellis_house|Ellis]] ​ |William [[mcglasson_family|McGlasson]] ​ |James Cullom ​ |Jedidiah [[foster_family|Foster]] ​ |Simpson Riggs  | |James [[ellis_house|Ellis]] ​ |William [[mcglasson_family|McGlasson]] ​ |James Cullom ​ |Jedidiah [[foster_family|Foster]] ​ |Simpson Riggs  |
 |Benjamin Franklin ​ |Philemon Vawter ​ |W.S. Keene  | |Benjamin Franklin ​ |Philemon Vawter ​ |W.S. Keene  |
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 Listed here are the founding members and pastors of the Rising Sun Universalist Church, some of whom had strong Boone County ties: Benjamin Avery, Shadrach Hathaway, Hugh Espey, Ezekiel Leach, William DeLong, E.M. Pingree, N.M. Gaylord, H. Roberts, Rev. Cravens, S.P. Oyler, B.F. Foster, John Allen, William C. Brooks, F.E. Hicks, G.W. Gage, J.D.H. Corwine, J.B. Grandy Listed here are the founding members and pastors of the Rising Sun Universalist Church, some of whom had strong Boone County ties: Benjamin Avery, Shadrach Hathaway, Hugh Espey, Ezekiel Leach, William DeLong, E.M. Pingree, N.M. Gaylord, H. Roberts, Rev. Cravens, S.P. Oyler, B.F. Foster, John Allen, William C. Brooks, F.E. Hicks, G.W. Gage, J.D.H. Corwine, J.B. Grandy
-===== Other Area Abolitionists ===== +===== Other Area Abolitionists ​and Emancipationists ​===== 
-Boone County had a complicated social structure, being a slave-holding county so close to free states. ​ There were many citizens in the county who were abolitionists in their philosophy, but also held slaves. ​ In some cases, the enslaved people came to them through marriage or inheritance. ​ It was socially and sometimes physically dangerous to share anti-slavery sentiment in slave-holding localities. At the very best, the vocal anti-slavery supporters could be ostracized. ​ At the worst, they risked physical retribution for speaking their anti-slavery views. Those included in the list below were located in Boone County, Indiana and Ohio.  Some were more open and active in helping than others, but all were working in some way toward freedom for the enslaved. ​+Boone County had a complicated social structure, being a slave-holding county so close to free states. ​ There were many citizens in the county who were abolitionists ​or emancipationists ​in their philosophy, but also held slaves. ​ In some cases, the enslaved people came to them through marriage or inheritance. ​ It was socially and sometimes physically dangerous to share anti-slavery sentiment in slave-holding localities. At the very best, the vocal anti-slavery supporters could be ostracized. ​ At the worst, they risked physical retribution for speaking their anti-slavery views. Those included in the list below were located in Boone County, Indiana and Ohio.  Some were more open and active in helping than others, but all were working in some way toward freedom for the enslaved. ​
  
 === James Ashley === === James Ashley ===
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 === Dr. Israel T. Canby & family ===  === Dr. Israel T. Canby & family === 
-//Boone County and Madison, Indiana//+//Boone County and Madison, Indiana// ​Dr. Canby inherited a large group of enslaved from his cousin Ann Spriggs. Near the time he moved from Boone County to Madison, Indiana, he manumitted some of the enslaved he held, but not all of them. Research into Dr. Canby'​s emancipationist activities is ongoing and there currently is no evidence of Underground Railroad activities within Boone County.
  
 === Richard Chancellor === === Richard Chancellor ===
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   * [[Free Blacks in Indiana with ties to Boone County and the Underground Railroad]]   * [[Free Blacks in Indiana with ties to Boone County and the Underground Railroad]]
 ====Conventions of Colored Freemen==== ====Conventions of Colored Freemen====
-  * //1852 Convention of the Colored ​Freedmen ​of Ohio//+  * //[[https://​bcp.ent.sirsi.net/​client/​en_US/​search/​asset/​40341/​0|1852 Convention of the Colored ​Freemen ​of Ohio]]// (Online [[http://​coloredconventions.org/​items/​show/​250|transcript]] at the University of Delaware)
 Representatives from Hamilton County: Representatives from Hamilton County:
  
 +| John I. Gaines | H.P. Spears | Isaac Wilson | Wallace Shelton | Lovell C. Flewellen |
 +| John Liverpool | Charles A. Rodgers | W. R. Casey | Joseph Fowler, Jr. | Wm. Darnes |
 +| W. M. Nelson | Peter H. Clark | George W. Brodie | W. W. Watson | John Jackson |
 +
 +  * //​[[https://​bcp.ent.sirsi.net/​client/​en_US/​search/​asset/​40342/​0|1858 Convention of the Colored Freemen of Ohio]]// (Online [[http://​coloredconventions.org/​items/​show/​254|transcript]] at the University of Delaware)
 +Representatives from Hamilton County:
 +
 +| Wallace Shelton | James Johnson | H. Parram | R. G. Ball | I.M. Troy |
 +| L.C. Flewellen | Jesse Fossett | Peter Harbison | C. F. Buckner | Phillip Tolliver |
 +| Thos. J. Goode | John I. Gaines | Wm. D. Goff | A. M. Sumner | W. H. Mann |
 +| Wm. H. Fuller | P. B. Furguson | Wm. Darnes | George Peterson | J. A. Bowan |
 +| R. Conarad | Capt. J. Hawkins | R. Debaptiste | Josephus Fowler, Jr. | A. V. Thompson |
 +
 +Committee to solicit donations in Hamilton County for the Ohio Anti-Slavery Society:
 +
 +| P. H. Clark | T. J. Goode | Josephus Fowler | Mrs. A. E. Lewis |
 +| Mrs. E. Cooper | Mrs. M. A. Aray | Mrs. Jane Jackson |  |
 ===== Abolitionists of National Importance ===== ===== Abolitionists of National Importance =====
 === Salmon P. Chase === === Salmon P. Chase ===
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 ====Related Websites==== ====Related Websites====
   * [[http://​www.history.com/​topics/​black-history/​abolitionist-movement|The Abolitionist Movement]]   * [[http://​www.history.com/​topics/​black-history/​abolitionist-movement|The Abolitionist Movement]]
 +  * [[http://​coloredconventions.org/​|Colored Conventions]],​ University of Delaware
  
 =====Related Topics===== =====Related Topics=====
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