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Last Name First Name Source Petition / Town Church / Anti Slavery Society Affiliation Office Held / Year Residence Town
Abbey George P St Law Co   1839  
Abbot G. E. NP-FBR   FWBStkhm Minister  
  Misc: 1848-54 Help
Abbott G.W. NP-FBR   FB Lawrence / Hopkinton Minister Hopkinton
Ackerman David P Morristown   1854  
Adams Ambrose I   WM Parishville Chair Parishville
Adams Charles P Lisbon   1845  
Adams Samuel P NK   1854 Norfolk
Adams Sinclair P Osw / Ogd   1854  
Aidiott? Jeremiah P Morristown   1854  
Aikin David I   WM Lisbon Trustee 1843 Lisbon
Aikin S.C. P Osw / Ogd   1854 Oswegatchie
Ainsworth Riley R. P St Law Co   1851 Hopkinton
Aitcheson Hugh P Mad   1845 Madrid
Aiton John P Osw / Ogd   1854 Lisbon
Aitow Thos. P Osw / Ogd   1854  
Akin Alfred P CL / s   1850 Lisbon
Akin Alfred P Lisbon   1850 Lisbon
Akin James P Lisbon   1845 Lisbon
Akin William P Lisbon   1845 Lisbon
Alden W. S. NP-FoM   slass 1841 LP chair Ms Massena
Alden William NP-FoM   slass 1841 LP ch Lw Lawrence
Alford Arnold A. P NK   1854 Norfolk
Alin Reubin P Canton / Morley   1845 Canton
Allan Mary F. P Pierrep   1839 Pierrepont
Allen A. P NK   1854 Norfolk
Allen E. P NK   1854 Norfolk
Allen George P NK   1854 Norfolk
Allen Hugh I   WME Stockholm Trustee Stockholm
Allen J. F. P Osw / Ogd   1854 Oswegatchie
Allen J. S. P Osw / Ogd   1854 Oswegatchie
Allen John W. H       Canton
Allen Marshal P DK   1850 De Kalb
Allen Noble P NK   1854 Norfolk
Amaden Nancy P Pierrep   1839 Pierrepont
Ames H. R. ERA   FDC 1852 secretary Potsdam
Ames Stephen H. P Potsdam   1838 Pierrepont
Ames Stephen K. P Pierrep   1839 Pierrepont
Anderson Cordelia P Pierrep   1839 Pierrepont
Anderson Jesse P Flr   1839 Fowler
Anderson Ormanda P Pierrep   1839 Pierrepont
Andrews Orin P H&L   1850  
Armstrong Bernard P Mad   1845 Madrid
Armstrong Jas. P Lisbon   1845 Lisbon
Armstrong John P Lisbon   1845 Lisbon
Armstrong John A. P Lisbon   1845 Lisbon
Armstrong Robt. P Lisbon   1845 Lisbon
Armstrong Thomas P Lisbon   1845 Lisbon
Arnold Stephen D. P,I CL / s M/FB Morley Trustee Canton
Arnold Stephen D. P Canton / Morley   1845 Canton
Arnold? Ervin P CL / s,f   1850  
Ashley Chas. P Osw / Ogd   1854 Oswegatchie
Atkinson Simon P Osw / Ogd   1854  
Atwater Edwin P NK   1854 Norfolk
Atwater H. M. P NK   1854 Norfolk
Atwater Hiram P NK   1854 Norfolk
Atwater Lucius P NK   1854 Norfolk
Atwood Anthony P Morristown   1854  
Atwood Lorenzo D. P Hopkintn   1850 Hopkinton
Austin Amos P H&L   1850 Lawrence
Austin Charles P St Law Co   1850  
Austin Henry P St Law Co   1851 Lawrence
Austin Hiram P St Law Co   1850 De Peyster
Austin Isaac P H&L   1850 Hopkinton
Austin Joseph B. P Potsdam   1839 Potsdam
Austin Josiah P Mad   1845 Madrid
Austin Levi P St Law Co   1851 Hopkinton
Austin Stillman P St Law Co   1851 Stockholm
Austin Stillman I   WME Stockholm Trustee Stockholm
Averill Calvin P Parishv.   1838 Parishville
Axtell Ezra P Pierrep   1839 Pierrepont
Axtell Sarah P. P Pierrep   1839 Pierrepont
Ayers Charles R. P St Law Co   1851 Lawrence
Ayers Elihu P H&L   1850 Lawrence
Ayers Marshall P Morristown   1854 Rossie

Records retrieved: 74

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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.

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