John Brown

John Brown Cabin

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Woman visitor at John Brown's grave

Known as the “father of the Underground Railroad,” Coffin grows up as a devout Quaker in North Carolina where he witnesses the evils of slavery. At 25 he moves to Newport, Indiana and opens a dry goods store. His home becomes known as the “Grand Central Station” for runaway slaves. In 1847 he moves to Cincinnati and opens another station. Estimates peg the total number of slaves he helps at 3,000. His cousin is Lucretia Coffin Mott.

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Levi Coffin (1798-1877)

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