Category Archives: Silhouettes

A mini biography highlighting some fascinating facts about the featured individual.

Silhouette: Levi Coffin, Abolitionist (1798-1877)

Levi Coffin was born on October 28, 1798 in North Carolina. Levi descended from Tristram Coffin, Sr. through his son, John of Nantucket, MA. He was a member of The Society of Friends (Quakers) and by 15 had begun assisting … Continue reading

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Silhouette: Rev. Nicholas Noyes

Rev. Nicholas Noyes ( 1647–1717) – Son of Nicholas Noyes, a founding settler of Newbury, and nephew of Dr. Thomas Parker, he was a pastor at Salem, MA. Rev. Noyes was officiating clergy during in the Salem Witch Trials, although … Continue reading

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Silhouette: John Mitchell

John Mitchell – Was one of the first settlers of Burke, NY having obtained a military land grant. Militia lieutenant in 1819 and Sherrif in 1822, he was the executioner of Malone County, NY’s first murderer. It is told that … Continue reading

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