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date: 12 December 2019

Pugh, Sarahlocked

(06 October 1800–01 August 1884)
  • Jean R. Soderlund

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Pugh, Sarah (06 October 1800–01 August 1884), abolitionist and teacher, was born in Alexandria, Virginia, the daughter of Quakers Jesse Pugh and Catharine Jackson. After Pugh’s father died when she was two, she moved with her mother and brother Isaac to the Chester County, Pennsylvania, home of her grandfather, Isaac Jackson, a longtime Quaker opponent of slavery. Several years later the family moved to Philadelphia, where her mother became a dressmaker. Pugh studied for two years at the Friends’ Westtown Boarding School in rural Pennsylvania....

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