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Last Name First Name Source Petition / Town Church / Anti Slavery Society Affiliation Office Held / Year Residence Town
Bach H. P NK   1854 Norfolk
Backus Jonathan P DK   1850 De Kalb
Bacon Alfred P Morristown   1854 Morristown
Bacon Wm. P Osw / Ogd   1854 Oswegatchie
Bailey Ansel P NK   1854 Norfolk
Bailey Benjamin P Potsdam   1838 Lawrence
Bailey David P Lisbon   1845 Lisbon
Bailey Jeremiah P St Law Co   1851 Lawrence
Bailey W. W. P Osw / Ogd   1854 Oswegatchie
Baker Emery P CL / s,f   1850 Canton
Baker Morrison P Canton / Morley   1845 Canton
Baker Noah W. P St Law Co   1851 Lawrence
Baker Rev. LS NP-ERA   FDC 1852 V-P Hermon
Baker Ruben P Pierrep   1839 Pierrepont
Baker S. S. P DK   1850 De Kalb
Baker Salley A. P Pierrep   1839 Pierrepont
Balcom J. F. NP-FBR   FWB Fowler Minister  
  Misc: 1846-50 Help
Baldwin ? P Osw / Ogd   1854  
Baldwin Cyrus W. P Osw / Ogd   1854  
Baldwin Edmund P St Law Co   1851 Lawrence
Baldwin George P Lisbon   1850 Lisbon
Baldwin George P Lisbon   1845 Lisbon
Baler J. P Osw / Ogd   1854  
Ball Jonas Jr P NK   1854 Norfolk
Ballard Danl. C. P St Law Co   1851  
Bancroft Abe Jr. P Flr   1839 Fowler
Banister Elisabeth P Potsdam   1839 Potsdam
Banister Lucinda P Potsdam   1839 Potsdam
Barber Hannah P St Law Co   1839 Lawrence
Barber Limiri jr. P Potsdam   1839 Stockholm
Barber M. P DK   1850 De Kalb
Barber Solon P St Law Co   1839  
Barlow Elizabeth P Brasher   1839 Brasher
Barlow John P Brasher   1839 Brasher
Barlow Mary P Brasher   1839 Brasher
Barlow Thos. P Brasher   1839 Brasher
Barnard Wm. W. P St Law Co   1851 Lawrence
Barnes Colens P DK   1850 De Kalb
Barnes Daniel P Potsdam   1838 Lawrence
Barnes Neroel? P St Law Co   1851  
Barnheart William P Lisbon   1845 Massena
Barnse Abraham H. P St Law Co   1851 Lawrence
Barnum Betsey P St Law Co   1839 Potsdam
Barnum David P St Law Co   1839 Lawrence
Barnum David P Potsdam   1838 Lawrence
Barnum Ezra P Potsdam   1838 Lawrence
Barnum Lorin P Potsdam   1838  
Barnum Lorin P Potsdam   1838 Lawrence
Barnum Louisa M. P St Law Co   1839 Potsdam
Barnum Royal P Potsdam   1838 Potsdam
Barnum Wm. J. P St Law Co   1839 Lawrence
Baron? James P DK   1850 De Kalb
Barr William P Osw / Ogd   1854  
Barret Zacharius P CL / s,f   1850 Canton
Barsted William P Lisbon   1845  
Barten William P NK   1854 Norfolk
Barter J.C. P Osw / Ogd   1854 Oswegatchie
Barthalomeu George H P CL / s,f   1850  
Bartlet John P CL / s   1850 De Kalb
Barton Oliver? P Osw / Ogd   1854  
Bass Stephen P Potsdam   1838  
Bassett John P Osw / Ogd   1854 Canton
Baston H. V. P St Law Co   1851  
Battes James P CL / s   1850  
Beach Alvira P Pierrep   1839 Pierrepont
Beach Eliza P Pierrep   1839 Pierrepont
Beach Ira I   WME Stockholm Trustee Stockholm
Bean J. D. P H&L   1850 Lawrence
Beardsley Edgar B. P Potsdam   1839  
Beattie James J. P Mad   1845 Madrid
Beckwith Betsey P St Law Co   1839 Lisbon
Beckwith Jonathan P Lisbon   1845  
Beebe Smith P DK   1850 De Kalb
Beeman Asa P Brasher   1839 Brasher
Beeman Aurelia P Brasher   1839 Brasher
Belden Danford P Canton / Morley   1845 Lisbon
Belding Asa P CL / s   1850 Canton
Belding James W. P CL / s,f   1850 Canton
Belding Jonathan P Canton / Morley   1845 Lisbon
Belknapp Willard P St Law Co   1851 Lawrence
Bell Andrew P Lisbon   1845 Lisbon
Bell Elliot P Osw / Ogd   1854  
Bell John P Lisbon   1845 Lisbon
Bell John P Osw / Ogd   1854 Lisbon
Bell Robert P Lisbon   1850 Lisbon
Bell Robert P Lisbon   1845 Lisbon
Bellinger Ira P Morristown   1854 Morristown
Bellows Norman N. P Lisbon   1845  
Benard? Chas E P CL / s,f   1850  
Benedict E. W. P Osw / Ogd   1854 Oswegatchie
Benham Peleg P H&L   1850 Hopkinton
Bennett A. D. P DK   1850 De Kalb
Benson William P NK   1854 Norfolk
Bentley David P Mad   1845 Madrid
Benton William P Osw / Ogd   1854  
Berry Michael P Osw / Ogd   1854 Madrid
Bese Stephen NP-FoM   slass 1837  
  Misc: Ex. Com. Help
Betts Reuben P St Law Co   1851 Lawrence
Bevins Ira P Potsdam   1838  
Bice Elijah P Lisbon   1845 Lisbon
Bice Wm. P Lisbon   1850 Lisbon
Bice Wm. P Lisbon   1845 Lisbon
Bidwell David C. Jr P NK   1854 Norfolk
Billows Brooks H. P Pierrep   1839 Pierrepont
Billows Foster P Pierrep   1839 Pierrepont
Bindin Henry G. P Morristown   1854  
Birkby Henry P Osw / Ogd   1854  
Bishop Orramel P DK   1850 De Kalb
Bissell Orpha P St Law Co   1839 Louisville
Bissell Uri P St Law Co   1839 Louisville
Bixby P. C. P NK   1854 Norfolk
Bixby Samuel P NK   1854 Norfolk
Black? Betram P Morristown   1854  
Blanchard John P NK   1854 Norfolk
Blanchard L. P NK   1854 Norfolk
Blanchard O. O. P NK   1854 Norfolk
Blanchard Warren P H&L   1850 Hopkinton
Blanchard Wm. P NK   1854 Norfolk
Blish David P St Law Co   1851 Lawrence
Blish Wm. C. P St Law Co   1851 Lawrence
Bloodget Samuel NP-FoM   Russell ASS Exec. 1838 Parishville
Bloss Elvin W. P Parishv.   1838 Parishville
Bloss Ervin W. P Parishv.   1838 Parishville
Bloss W. W. P Parishv.   1838 Parishville
Bloss Walter W. I   WM Parishville Trustee 1843 Parishville
Blounstable Wm. P NK   1854 Norfolk
Boardman John P Osw / Ogd   1854 Oswegatchie
Bogue S. B. P NK   1854 Norfolk
Bogue W.S. P NK   1854 Norfolk
Bointon Jonathan P Lisbon   1845 Lisbon
Booth A. P Osw / Ogd   1854  
Booth Enos P Pierrep   1839 Pierrepont
Booth Harmony B. P Pierrep   1839 Pierrepont
Booth Mary P Pierrep   1839 Pierrepont
Bosworth Albert P DK   1850 De Kalb
Bosworth Jabez P DK   1850 De Kalb
Bosworth Jay H. P Flr   1839 Fowler
Bosworth Marietta P Flr   1839 Fowler
Bosworth William C. P Osw / Ogd   1854 Parishville
Bowles Charles NP-FBR   FB Lawrence Minister Lawrence
Bowles Charles 1st NP-FBR   FWB Lawrence Minister Hopkinton
Bowman George P Osw / Ogd   1854  
Boyce Elize Beth P St Law Co   1839 Louisville
Boyce Samuel P St Law Co   1839 Louisville
Boyd George P Osw / Ogd   1854 Oswegatchie
Boynton Fredrick P Mad   1845 Madrid
Boynton John FoM   slass 1841 Nom. Com. Lisbon
Bracey Benj. P CL / s,f   1850 Canton
Bradish Daniel Jr P NK   1854 Norfolk
Bradish David P NK   1854 Norfolk
Bradish Lot P NK   1854 Norfolk
Bradish Norman P NK   1854 Norfolk
Bradley Charles M. P NK   1854 Norfolk
Bradley D. E. P NK   1854 Norfolk
Bradley G. M. P NK   1854 Norfolk
Bradley H. G. P NK   1854 Norfolk
Bradley James P NK   1854 Norfolk
Bradley Oral P NK   1854 Norfolk
Braithwait Robert P CL / s,f   1850 Lisbon
Branch Almon W. P NK   1854 Norfolk
Branch E. A P NK   1854 Norfolk
Brannen? Jno. P Mad   1845 Madrid
Brayton J D NP-FoM   slass 1841 LP chair Ed Edwards
Bridsall M. P Morristown   1854 ?
Briggs A. W. P Osw / Ogd   1854 Pierrepont
Briggs Asa B. P Pierrep   1839 Pierrepont
Briggs Robert jr. P Lisbon   1845 Lisbon
Briggs Wm. P Lisbon   1845 Lisbon
Brigham John E. P Morristown   1854  
Brinkerhoff Samuel P NK   1854 Norfolk
Brock Joseph P Osw / Ogd   1854  
Brodie? Murdie John P Mad   1845  
Bronan Robert P Lisbon   1845 Lisbon
Brown A. J. P DK   1850 De Kalb
Brown Abigail P St Law Co   1839 Parishville
  Misc: age 17 Help
Brown Anna P St Law Co   1839  
Brown Betsey P Pierrep   1839 Pierrepont
  Misc: crossed off Help
Brown Betsey P Pierrep   1839 Pierrepont
Brown Charles P DK   1850 De Kalb
Brown Daniel jr. P Lisbon   1845  
Brown David P Lisbon   1845  
Brown David B. P DK   1850 De Kalb
Brown Harriet P St Law Co   1839  
Brown Horace P Pierrep   1839 Pierrepont
Brown James P Mad   1845 Madrid
Brown John P Osw / Ogd   1854 Oswegatchie
Brown John P Osw / Ogd   1854 Oswegatchie
Brown John A P DK   1850 De Kalb
Brown John S. P DK   1850 De Kalb
Brown Lincoln P Parishv.   1838 Parishville
  Misc: Minister Morley WM also. Help
Brown Lincoln P St Law Co   1839 Parishville
Brown Luke P Parishv.   1838 Parishville
Brown Luke P St Law Co   1839 Parishville
Brown Luke I   WM Parishville Trustee 1843 Parishville
Brown Philander P Hopkintn   1850 Hopkinton
Brown Robt. P Mad   1845 Madrid
Brown Samuel J. P Pierrep   1839 Pierrepont
Brush Geo. P Hopkintn   1850 Hopkinton
Brush Jason P H&L   1850  
Bryant B. S. P H&L   1850  
Buck H. G. P Lisbon   1850  
Buckman Geo. A. P Osw / Ogd   1854 Oswegatchie
Buckman Guy P Lisbon   1845  
Buckman Reuben P Lisbon   1845 Lisbon
Buckman S. C. P Osw / Ogd   1854 Oswegatchie
Buckman S.C. P Osw / Ogd   1854 Oswegatchie
Buckman Solau P Lisbon   1845  
Buffam Thomas H,I   WM Morley Trustee Canton
Buffham Allen I   Wm morley Trustee  
Bufton Thomas P Canton / Morley   1845  
Bugbee Horace P St Law Co   1851 Lawrence
Bullard Luther P Flr   1839 Fowler
Bullard Sally M. P Flr   1839 Fowler
Bullis John P Pierrep   1839 Pierrepont
Bullus Chauncy P St Law Co   1839  
Bump Milo P Hopkintn   1850 Hopkinton
Bundy B. NP-FBR   FWBPrpt. Minister Pierrepont
  Misc: 1855 Help
Bunker John P Flr   1839 Fowler
Burdick Cynthia P Pierrep   1839 Pierrepont
Burdick Stephen P Mad   1845 Madrid
Burdick William P Pierrep   1839 Pierrepont
Burditt Amasa P Parishv.   1838 Parishville
Burke E. P. P Osw / Ogd   1854  
Burke Edwd. P. P Osw / Ogd   1854 Oswegatchie
Burlingame Harman R. P St Law Co   1851 Lawrence
Burnap Rev. B NP-ERA   FDC 1852 V-P Parishville
Burnett Benedict NP-FoM   slass 1841 assm. Cand. De Kalb
Burnett James P DK   1850 De Kalb
Burnham C. A. P Osw / Ogd   1854 Oswegatchie
Burnham Timothy P Morristown   1854 Macomb
Burr George jr. P Osw / Ogd   1854  
Burr Richard P Osw / Ogd   1854 Lisbon
Burroughs Mary P Brasher   1839 Brasher
Burt Rev. Walter NP-FoM   slass 1841 chair Rossie
Burton o. P Osw / Ogd   1854  
Bush Robert P Morristown   1854 Morristown
Bushnell Derius P St Law Co   1851 Lawrence
Butler Harry S. P St Law Co   1851  
Butler Ira P St Law Co   1851 Lawrence
Butolph J. D. P Lisbon   1838 Lisbon
Buttolph Elihu P Lisbon   1845  
Buttolph John D. P Lisbon   1845 Lisbon
Buttolph Noah D. P Lisbon   1845  
Byington A. L. P Osw / Ogd   1854  
Byington Catherine H       Potsdam
Byington John H,I NP-St.L.Rp.   WM Morley Chairman Potsdam
  Misc: LP convention chair 1842 Help
Byington S.S. P Osw / Ogd   1854 Oswegatchie
Byington Wesley P,H,I CL / s,f M/FB Morley Trustee Canton
Byington Wesley P Canton / Morley   1845  

Records retrieved: 249

Database provided by St Lawrence County Historian's Group © 2010. For more information contact DeKalb Historian Bryan Thompson

Underground Railroad woodcut

Sources

  • P = petition
  • I = incorporation (usually church should indicate somewhere in column)
  • H = Morley WM Church History
  • HH = Hopkinton Town History
  • NP = newspaper (should be followed by abbreviation for paper.)
  • FBR = Free Will Baptist Register
  • FoM = Friend of Man
  • St.L.Rp. = St Lawrence Republican

Petition / Town

Should be self explanatory except:

  • CL = Canton / Lisbon
  • Nk or NK = Norfolk
  • HL = Hopkinton / Lawrence

The s stands for signatory as in they signed an abolitionist petition. f is for founder as in they were founding members of an antislavery church; in this case usually the Morley Wesleyan Methodist or the Hopkinton Free Will Baptist church.

Church Affiliation / Antislavery Society Affiliation

  • FWB = Free Will Baptist +town
  • FB = Free Will Baptist
  • WM = Wesleyan Methodist +town
    • Ie E Stockholm = East Stockholm, N. Stockholm = North Stockholm, Prpt. = Pierrepont
  • slass = St Lawrence County Antislavery Society, usually followed by year of record
  • LP = Liberty Party
  • Freesoil mt. = Freesoil Democrat meeting
  • Friends Fr. M. = Friends of Freedom Meeting
  • LPC = Liberty Party Convention followed by year
  • LP cand. = Liberty party candidate
  • FDC = Free Democratic Convention
  • LP Speaker = Speaker at Liberty party meeting

Office held or year of petition:

Due to space restrictions this column either holds office held by person or year of petition signature. These should be self explanatory I hope.

Residence

I have checked each signature on the 1850 or 1840 US Census. This line shows the town where each signatory resided. Some petitions have signatures from many places. ie. The 1845 petition from Lisbon was signed by William Barnheart of Massena. Some are blank because either there was no person of that name on the census or because there were so many of that name in the county but none from the town of the petition making it impossible to determine who the actual signatory was.

Misc

A space for miscellaneous notes on the person such as years the person served as minister, Office or title, office that individual was a liberty candidate for etc.