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Abolitionist Database

Select a last initial:

Last Name First Name Source Petition / Town Church / Anti Slavery Society Affiliation Office Held / Year Residence Town
Jackson H. B. P Osw / Ogd   1854  
Jackson John D. P Canton / Morley   1845 Madrid
Jackson M. P. P Osw / Ogd   1854  
Jackson R.K. P CL / s,f   1850 Canton
Jaquith Abel P Morristown   1854  
Jardin William P Mad   1845 Madrid
Jarvis?Purvis S. P Osw / Ogd   1854  
Jenkins Calvin NP-FBR   FWB Fowler Minister Fowler
Jenkins Elias I   WME Stockholm Trustee Stockholm
Jenkins Lucy P Flr   1839 Fowler
Jenkins Obadiah P Flr   1839 Fowler
Jenkins Theod. P Flr   1839 Fowler
Jenne Harvey P Flr   1839 Fowler
Jenne Prince I   FWB Fowler Trustee Fowler
Johnson A. W. P Morristown   1854  
Johnson Charles P NK   1854 Norfolk
Johnson Chas. B. P DK   1850 De Kalb
Johnson Clarissa P Pierrep   1839 Pierrepont
Johnson Grant P St Law Co   1839 Helena
Johnson Grant P St Law Co   1839 Helena
Johnson Grant P Brasher   1839 Brasher
Johnson John I   WM Macomb Present Macomb
Johnson Martha P Brasher   1839 Brasher
Johnson R. E. I   WM Macomb Chair Macomb
Johnson Robert P Morristown   1854 Morristown
Johnson Susan P Brasher   1839 Brasher
Johnson Thos. P Osw / Ogd   1854  
Joice James P Mad   1845 Madrid
Jones Charles P Osw / Ogd   1854  
Jones Ervin P Potsdam   1838  
Jones H. O. P NK   1854 Norfolk
Jones Joseph P St Law Co   1850 Stockholm
Jones Josiah P CL / s,f   1850 Lisbon
Jones Josiah P St Law Co   1839 Lisbon
Jones Josiah P Lisbon   1845 Lisbon
Jones S.B. P Osw / Ogd   1854  
Jones Solomon jr. P Osw / Ogd   1854 Oswegatchie
Judd S F NP-ERA   FDC 1852 secretary Ogdensburg
Judd S. F. P Osw / Ogd   1854 Oswegatchie
Judd Schyler F. P Osw / Ogd   1854 Oswegatchie
Judson Geo. P Osw / Ogd   1854 Oswegatchie
Judson Solomon C. P DK   1850 De Kalb
June Thomas P Flr   1839 Fowler

Records retrieved: 43

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.