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At 227 Duffield St., Brooklyn, NY 11201, near Jay/Metro Tech subway stop.
It might be demolished on Labor Day.
It was the home of abolitionists Thomas & Harriet Truesdell, Thomas, b. 1789 in Conn, married Harriet Lee Truesdell, b. 1786; she died 1863 Brooklyn. Wm Lloyd Garrison was friends of theirs, and stayed overnight at their home in 1840.
Thomas was listed in 1835 as the UGRR agent for Providence, RI,
Harriet was on the planning committee of the Women’s Anti-Slavery Convention in 1838, in Philadelphia, with black Sara Mapps Douglas, Julianna Tappan, Maria W. Chapman, and Angelina Grimke Weld. Their hall was burnt down by pro-slavery men.
They moved into Duffield St. in 1851, with their two daughters, and a grandchild and a black servant from North Carolina. 1855Thomas Truesdell was on the front page of the NY Times along with other famous abolitionists…
William Harned a Quaker from Philadelphia, was a conductor on the UGRR, and treasurer of the NY Vigilance Committee lived a block away on Duffield St. He worked closely with Lewis Tappan and African American minister James Pennington.
Julianna Tappan, was “friends with” and “worked with” Harriet Truesdell. Julianna was daughter of Lewis Tappan, abolitionist who lived on Pierrepont St.
Bridge St. Church on Bridge St, a block or so away from Duffield st. built in 1847, was the first African American church in Brooklyn, Enslaved persons were once hidden in this church.
MAAP Link below:
1865 Harriet Tubman spoke at Bridge St. Church, [forgottenny]