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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 and Emancipationists ===== ===== 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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