Keep, John, 1781-1870

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Clergyman and abolitionist.

From the description of John Keep papers, 1781-1929 (bulk 1839-1847). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84455560

Biographical Note

  • 1781, Apr. 20: Born, Long Meadow, Mass.
  • 1802: Graduated, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
  • 1805 - 1821 : Pastor, Congregational church, Blanford, Mass.
  • 1821 - 1833 : Pastor, Congregational church, Homer, N.Y.
  • 1834: Organized Congregational church, Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1834 - 1870 : Trustee, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio; cast vote in 1835 that allowed black students to enter Oberlin College
  • 1839 - 1840 : Toured England with William Dawes collecting funds for Oberlin College
  • 1840: Attended with William Dawes, Anti-slavery convention, London, England
  • 1870, Feb. 11: Died, Oberlin, Ohio

From the guide to the John Keep Papers, 1781-1929, (bulk 1839-1847), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
correspondedWith Burnell, Levi, 1803-1881 person
associatedWith Dawes, William, 1799-1881. person
associatedWith Finney, Charles Grandison, 1792-1875. person
correspondedWith Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879 person
correspondedWith Houghton, Henry Oscar, 1823-1895 person
associatedWith Keep family. family
associatedWith Keep family. family
associatedWith Liberty Party (U.S. : 1840-1848) corporateBody
associatedWith Lovejoy, Owen, 1811-1864. person
associatedWith Oberlin College. Treasurer's Office. corporateBody
correspondedWith Osborn, John Hiram person
correspondedWith Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874 person
associatedWith Wood, Sumner Gilbert, 1855-1942. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Ohio
Subject
Slavery
American newspapers
American newspapers--Ohio
Occupation
Clergy
Abolitionists
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Birth 1781

Death 1870

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