Robinson, Rowland T. (Rowland Thomas), 1796-1879

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Born in Ferrisburgh, Vt., son of Thomas R. Robinson; attended a Quaker boarding school in Washington, N.Y., where he met his wife, Rachel Gilpin of New York City and life long friend Ann King. He operated a merino sheep farm in Ferrisburgh, Vt., and worked to establish the Vermont Anti-Slavery Society and was involved with the Vermont Peace Society. His home, eventually named Rokeby, was used as a stop on the underground railroad. He was involved in the Quaker Hicksite controversy and active in the temperance movement in Vermont. In 1857 he became town clerk of Ferrisburgh, a position which remained in the Robinson family for 103 years.

From the description of Rowland T. Robinson letters, 1824-1880. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 713890193

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correspondedWith Burleigh, Charles C. (Charles Calistus), 1810-1879 person
correspondedWith Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879 person
correspondedWith Hoag, Abigail Robinson, 1789-1835 person
correspondedWith Johnson, Oliver, 1809-1889 person
correspondedWith King, Ann, 1786-1867 person
correspondedWith Marriot, Charles person
correspondedWith Murray, Orson S. person
associatedWith Robinson, Abigail, d. 1835. person
correspondedWith Robinson family family
correspondedWith Robinson family. family
correspondedWith Robinson, George G. (George Gilpin), 1825-1894 person
correspondedWith Robinson, Rachel Gilpin, 1799-1862 person
correspondedWith Robinson, Rowland Evans, 1833-1900 person
correspondedWith Robinson, Thomas R. (Thomas Richardson), 1761-1851. person
associatedWith Rokeby (Ferrisburgh, Vt.) corporateBody
associatedWith Vermont Anti-Slavery Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Vermont Peace Society. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Ferrisburgh (Vt.)
Vermont
Vermont--Ferrisburgh
Rhode Island
United States
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Death
Merino sheep
Temperance
Women--Family relationships
Farm life
Underground railroad
Fugitive slaves
Slavery--Public opinion
Antislavery movements
Quakers
Hicksites
Spiritualism
Men--Family relationships
Occupation
Farmers--Vermont--Ferrisburgh
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Person

Birth 1796

Death 1879

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