American Abolitionists and Antislavery Activists:
Conscience of the Nation

Updated February 14, 2017










l to r: Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Wendell Phillips




New England Emigrant Aid Company (NEEAC)


New England Emigrant Aid Company (NEEAC), Boston, Massachusetts, founded 1854.  (Formerly Massachusetts Emigrant Aid Society, founded 1854).  Founded by New England abolitionist to take immigrants to the Kansas Territory to prevent the territory from entering the Union as a slave state.  The NEEAC helped in the founding of Lawrence, Manhattan, and Osawatomie, Kansas.  The newspaper was the Lawrence Herald of Freedom. (References)

  • Leaders of the New England Emigrant Aid Society
  • Directors of the New England Emigrant Aid Society
  • Members of the Massachusetts Emigrant Aid Society, 1854



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Leaders:


Thayer, Eli, b. 1819, Worcester, Massachusetts.  Co-founder, leader, New England Emigrant Aid Company.  Established “Free Soil” anti-slavery communities in Kansas.  U.S. Congressman from Massachusetts.  (Harrold, 1995)

 

Bullock, Alexander H., co-founder, partner, New England Emigrant Aid Company

 

Hale, Edward Everett, co-founder, partner, New England Emigrant Aid Company

 

Lawrence, Amos A., 1814-1886, merchant, philanthropist.  Treasurer and one of the main financial supports of the New England Emigrant Aid Company.

 

Brown, John Carter, Providence, Rhode Island, President and co-founder, New England Emigrant Aid Company

 

Williams, John M. S., Boston, Massachusetts, co-founder and Vice President, New England Emigrant Aid Company

 

Webb, Thomas, Boston, Massachusetts, co-founder, Treasurer, Secretary, New England Emigrant Aid Company

 

Robinson, Charles, Agent, New England Emigrant Aid Company.  Became first Kansas State Governor.

 

Pomeroy, Samuel Clark, 1816-1891, railroad president, U.S. Senator, anti-slavery activist.  Agent, New England Emigrant Aid Company.

 

Conway, Martin, General Agent, New England Emigrant Aid Company.  First U.S. Congressman from Kansas.

 

Tabor, Horace “Haw,” 1830-1899, prospector, businessman, Lt. Governor of Colorado, U.S. Senator from Kansas.

 

Branscomb, Charles H., Agent, New England Emigrant Aid Company.

 

Emery, J. S., Agent, New England Emigrant Aid Company in Kansas.

 

Olmstead, Frederick, lawyer, Agent, New England Emigrant Aid Company in Kansas and Texas.

 




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Directors:

Baily, J. L., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Director, New England Emigrant Aid Society

 

Bertram, John, Salem, Massachusetts, Director, New England Emigrant Aid Society

 

Bigelow, Charles H., Lawrence, Massachusetts, Director, New England Emigrant Aid Society

 

Bowen, Henry C., New York, New York, Director, New England Emigrant Aid Society

 

Bryant, William Cullen, New York, New York, Director, New England Emigrant Aid Society

 

Bushnell, Horace, D.D., Hartford, Connecticut, Director, New England Emigrant Aid Society

 

Cabot, Samuel, Jr., M.D., Boston, Massachusetts, Director, New England Emigrant Aid Society

 

Chapman, R. A., Springfield, Massachusetts, Director, New England Emigrant Aid Society

 

Claflin, Horace B., Brooklyn, New York, Director, New England Emigrant Aid Society

 

Day, Albert, Hartford, Connecticut, Director, New England Emigrant Aid Society

 

Durfee, Nathan, Fall River, Massachusetts, Director, New England Emigrant Aid Society

 

Edwards, Thomas M., Keene, New Hampshire, Director, New England Emigrant Aid Society

 

Elliott, Henry H., New York, New York, Director, New England Emigrant Aid Society

 

Evarts, William M., New York, New York, Director, New England Emigrant Aid Society

 

Fiske, Edward W., Brooklyn, New York, Director, New England Emigrant Aid Society

 

Goodwin, Ichabod, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Director, New England Emigrant Aid Society

 

Grinnell, Moses H., New York, New York, Director, New England Emigrant Aid Society

 

Hale, Edward Everett, Worcester, Massachusetts, Director, New England Emigrant Aid Society

 

Higginson, Charles J., Boston, Massachusetts, Director, New England Emigrant Aid Society

 

Howe, Samuel G., M.D., Boston, Massachusetts, Director, New England Emigrant Aid Society

 

Howland, George, Jr., New Bedford, Massachusetts, Director, New England Emigrant Aid Society

 

Jackson, Patrick T., Boston, Massachusetts, Director, New England Emigrant Aid Society

 

Lowell, John, Boston, Massachusetts, Director, New England Emigrant Aid Society

 

Morgan, Edwin D., New York, New York, Director, New England Emigrant Aid Society

 

Padelford, Seth, Providence, Rhode Island, Director, New England Emigrant Aid Society

 

Pickman, William Dudley, Salem, Massachusetts, Director, New England Emigrant Aid Society

 

Rotch, William J., New Bedford, Massachusetts, Director, New England Emigrant Aid Society

 

Russell, Le Baron, M.D., Boston, Massachusetts, Director, New England Emigrant Aid Society

 

Sandford, Rolin, Brooklyn, New York, Director, New England Emigrant Aid Society

 

Silliman, Benjamin, New Haven, Connecticut, Director, New England Emigrant Aid Society

 

Spooner, William B., Boston, Massachusetts, Director, New England Emigrant Aid Society

 

Tobey, Samuel Boyd, Providence, Rhode Island, Director, New England Emigrant Aid Society

 

Upton, George B., Boston, Massachusetts, Director, New England Emigrant Aid Society

 

Waters, R. P., Beverly, Massachusetts, Director, New England Emigrant Aid Society

 

Wayland, Francis, D.D., Providence, Rhode Island, Director, New England Emigrant Aid Society

 

Willis, William, Portland, Maine, Director, New England Emigrant Aid Society

 

Williston, J. P., Northampton, Massachusetts, Director, New England Emigrant Aid Society

 

 




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Members of the Massachusetts Emigrant Aid Society, 1854:

Clark, Benjamin C. (Massachusetts Emigrant Aid Society Articles of Incorporation, April 13, 1854, Commonwealth of Massachusetts)

 

Livermore, Isaac (Massachusetts Emigrant Aid Society Articles of Incorporation, April 13, 1854, Commonwealth of Massachusetts)

 

Allen, Charles (Massachusetts Emigrant Aid Society Articles of Incorporation, April 13, 1854, Commonwealth of Massachusetts)

 

Davis, Isaac (Massachusetts Emigrant Aid Society Articles of Incorporation, April 13, 1854, Commonwealth of Massachusetts)

 

Bates, William G. (Massachusetts Emigrant Aid Society Articles of Incorporation, April 13, 1854, Commonwealth of Massachusetts)

 

Phillips, Stephan C. (Massachusetts Emigrant Aid Society Articles of Incorporation, April 13, 1854, Commonwealth of Massachusetts)

 

Hazewell, Charles C. (Massachusetts Emigrant Aid Society Articles of Incorporation, April 13, 1854, Commonwealth of Massachusetts)

 

Bullock, Alexander H. (Massachusetts Emigrant Aid Society Articles of Incorporation, April 13, 1854, Commonwealth of Massachusetts)

 

Wilson, Henry (Massachusetts Emigrant Aid Society Articles of Incorporation, April 13, 1854, Commonwealth of Massachusetts)

 

Whitney, James (Massachusetts Emigrant Aid Society Articles of Incorporation, April 13, 1854, Commonwealth of Massachusetts)

 

Sewall, Samuel (Massachusetts Emigrant Aid Society Articles of Incorporation, April 13, 1854, Commonwealth of Massachusetts)

 

Howe, Samuel G. (Massachusetts Emigrant Aid Society Articles of Incorporation, April 13, 1854, Commonwealth of Massachusetts)

 

Holland, James (Massachusetts Emigrant Aid Society Articles of Incorporation, April 13, 1854, Commonwealth of Massachusetts)

 

Kimball, Moses (Massachusetts Emigrant Aid Society Articles of Incorporation, April 13, 1854, Commonwealth of Massachusetts)

 

Green, James (Massachusetts Emigrant Aid Society Articles of Incorporation, April 13, 1854, Commonwealth of Massachusetts)

 

Bird, Francis W. (Massachusetts Emigrant Aid Society Articles of Incorporation, April 13, 1854, Commonwealth of Massachusetts)

 

Capp, Otis (Massachusetts Emigrant Aid Society Articles of Incorporation, April 13, 1854, Commonwealth of Massachusetts)

 

Burlingame, Anson (Massachusetts Emigrant Aid Society Articles of Incorporation, April 13, 1854, Commonwealth of Massachusetts)

 

Thayer, Eli (Massachusetts Emigrant Aid Society Articles of Incorporation, April 13, 1854, Commonwealth of Massachusetts)

 

Otis, Rich (Massachusetts Emigrant Aid Society Articles of Incorporation, April 13, 1854, Commonwealth of Massachusetts)




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References

(Filler, 1960, p. 237; Harrold, 1995, pp. 112, 118, 125, 204n24; Rodriguez, 2007, pp. 56, 58, 201-202, 337)