Category Archives: HOT Log Farmington 2014

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free”

Samuel Deming was one of Farmington’s most well known abolitionists who focused on bringing the African-Americans north to Farmington after the Amistad trials. He housed them and helped to raise money for them to help them get back to Sierra … Continue reading

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Charles Sherman: A Man of Mystery!

Charles Sherman is a person who we have come across as a potential Underground Railroad “conductor”. He is extremely relevant to our class because he lived in Suffield in the 1800s. He was born in 1783 in New Haven, Connecticut … Continue reading

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James Pennington and the Farmington Congregational Church

James Pembroke was born a slave in Maryland in 1807.  A rarity among young African-American boys in the early nineteenth century, Pembroke was able to live beside both his parents, at least for a short period of time.  While a … Continue reading

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Austin William House

The Austin F. Williams House andCarriagehouse are significant for their association with the Underground Railroad and the celebrated Amistad affair of 1839-1841. Oral tradition indicates that Austin F. Williams (1805-1885), a leading abolitionist of the day who devoted much of his life … Continue reading

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Samuel Deming, His wife, and His home

This brief, but informative article helps shed light to the topic of abolitionist movement and the helping of the underground railroad in 1800 Farmington.  While it may not be the biggest of articles or the most important to surround Farmington … Continue reading

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The First Church of Christ

The First Church of Christ is located on 75 Main Street in Farmington, CT. The church was founded in 1962. The First Church of Christ is known for serving many purposes and has been an important place for local history … Continue reading

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UNDERGROUND RAILROAD: FARMINGTON, CT

          Farmington, Connecticut was a hot bed of activity during the time of the Underground Railroad. In fact, Farmington was often called the “Grand Central Station” of the Underground Railroad. Several abolitionists have identified with Farmington. … Continue reading

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The Abolitionist Power in Farmington, CT.

Freedom Trail marker and lantern, 2 Mill Lane, Farmington. It all started in the late 1700s, many slaves starting seeking freedom by fleeing north to“free” states and Canada. Networks of secret routes and safe houses were formed by independent groups … Continue reading

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A Stone of Reference

“A native African was drowned while bathing in the centre basin Aug. 1841. He was one of the Company of Slaves under Cinque on board the Schooner Amistad who asserted their rights & took possession of the vessel after having … Continue reading

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Elijah Lewis House

The Elijah Lewis house was built in the time period from 1780-90.  It is located on 1 Mountain Spring Road, Farmington Ct. The person who built this is Judah Woodruff, who also built the first church in Farmington and many … Continue reading

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