Coffin was born in North Carolina and moved with his family to Newport (now Fountain City), Indiana, in 1826. He became a leading merchant and miller. In 1844 he began selling only goods not produced by slave labor. He and his wife Catherine...
Coffin, Levi, 1798-1877; Underground railroad system; Abolition movement; Abolitionists; Business people
Known for her poetry, including her classic "Paddle Your Own Canoe," Sarah Bolton began writing at a young age and contributed poems to newspapers and to the Home Journal. She was poet laureate of Indiana during the 1840s and 1850s, and published...
Moved to Indiana from Kentucky when she was a child.
Bolton, Sarah T. (Sarah Tittle), 1814-1893; Poets; Authors; Composers; Clothing & dress; Women's rights; Suffragists
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