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Abolitionist Database

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Last Name First Name Source Petition / Town Church / Anti Slavery Society Affiliation Office Held / Year Residence Town
Gage Abel I   WMN Stockholm Trustee  
Gahy? George W. N. P Lisbon   1845  
Galbraith John P Morristown   1854  
Galbrath John I   WM Macomb Trustee  
Gemerson William P Lisbon   1845  
Geonell? Joel P Canton / Morley   1845  
George Richard P Osw / Ogd   1854 Oswegatchie
Gibson J. P NK   1854 Norfolk
Gibson Jason P St Law Co   1850 Stockholm
Gibson John P St Law Co   1850 Stockholm
Gibson Timothy P H&L   1850 Lawrence
Giffen Paul P Potsdam   1838 Lawrence
Giffin J. Nathan E. P Morristown   1854 Morristown
Giffin John P Morristown   1854 Morristown
Gilbert Henry P Osw / Ogd   1854  
Gilbert S. B. P Parishv.   1838 Parishville
Gillmore Aaron P NK   1854 Norfolk
Gilman ? P Potsdam   1839  
Gilmore Harvey P NK   1854 Norfolk
Gimlet? Peter P Morristown   1854  
Glass James H. P Lisbon   1845 Lisbon
Glass Wm. P Lisbon   1845 Lisbon
Glass Wm. W. P Lisbon   1845 Lisbon
Gleason George W. P Pierrep   1839 Pierrepont
Gleason Harriet P Flr   1839 Fowler
Glines Abigail P Pierrep   1839 Pierrepont
Glines Benj. Jr P NK   1854 Norfolk
Glines Martha D. P Pierrep   1839 Pierrepont
Glynn James P Morristown   1854 Morristown
Godard H. P NP-St. L. Rp. DK   1850 De Kalb
  Misc: Freesoil Dem. Member NYS asembly 1848 Help
Godden H. P Osw / Ogd   1854  
Goodale F. C. P Parishv.   1838 Parishville
Goodale Frank C. P St Law Co   1839 Parishville
Goodale Ruth P St Law Co   1839  
Goodale Wm. H. P St Law Co   1839 Colton
Goodell Chauncey NP-FoM   slass 1841 LP chair Pm Potsdam
Goodell Joel Jr. P H&L   1850 Hopkinton
Goodnoe Hiram P Hopkintn   1850 Hopkinton
Goodnow N. P Hopkintn   1850 Hopkinton
Goodrich Wm. B. NP-St.L.Rp.   Friends Fr. Mad. 1850 Madrid
Goodwin Gilbert P St Law Co   1851 Lawrence
Goodwin Nathan P Morristown   1854 Morristown
Goolden James P Lisbon   1845  
Gordon Cynthia P Flr   1839 Fowler
Gordon Wm. P Osw / Ogd   1854 Oswegatchie
Goswing Jacob P Canton / Morley   1845  
Goucher Elizabeth P Pierrep   1839 Pierrepont
Goucher Richard H. P Pierrep   1839 Pierrepont
Gould Edward P,H CL / s,f   1850 Canton
Gould Edward P CL / s,f   1850 Lisbon
Gould Jacob T. P H&L   1850 Hopkinton
Gould Ruth H       Lisbon
Goulding Loren P St Law Co   1850 Stockholm
Goulding W. W. P Potsdam   1839 Potsdam
Gower? Diana P St Law Co   1839  
Graham Andrew P Lisbon   1845  
Graham John P Lisbon   1845 Lisbon
Grandy Makenzie P NK   1854 Norfolk
Grant D. M. P Morristown   1854  
Grave Peter M. G. P Lisbon   1845  
Graves Allen P NK   1854 Norfolk
Graves Edward P Mad   1845 Madrid
Graves Edwin P H&L   1850 Lawrence
Graves Eliza P Flr   1839 Fowler
Graves John H. P Mad   1845 Madrid
Graves Lewis P CL / s,f   1850  
Graves Orvilla P Flr   1839 Fowler
Graves Seth P Flr   1839 Fowler
Graves Thaddeus P NK   1854 Norfolk
Gray Almon P St Law Co   1839 Oswegatchie
Gray George P Osw / Ogd   1854 Lisbon
Gray George P Osw / Ogd   1854 Lisbon
Gray John P Osw / Ogd   1854  
Gray John R. P Lisbon   1845 Lisbon
Gray Timo. M. P Osw / Ogd   1854  
Gray Worlin P Lisbon   1850 Lisbon
Green David H. P Morristown   1854 Morristown
Green Henry P Morristown   1854 Morristown
Green John P Lisbon   1845 Lisbon
Greene Abner H. P Parishv.   1838 Parishville
Greene H. G.?C. P Parishv.   1838 Parishville
Greene Henry P Parishv.   1838 Parishville
Greene Nathan P Parishv.   1838 Parishville
Greene Rev. Henry NP-FoM   slass 1837 Parishville
  Misc: V-President Help
Gregory D M NP-St.L.Rp.   Freesoil mt 1850 Hammond
  Misc: Sec. Help
Gregory David P Lisbon   1845 Hammond
Gregory Joshua P CL / s,f   1850 Lisbon
Grennel Joel I   WME Stockholm Chair  
  Misc: WM Minister Morley Help
Groves I. N. P Flr slass 1841 LP chair Fl Fowler
Grow Lorin P Hopkintn   1850 Hopkinton

Records retrieved: 90

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

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  • 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.


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.


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.