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Chace, Elizabeth Buffum (09 December 1806–12 December 1899), antislavery activist and reformer, was born in Providence, Rhode Island, the daughter of Arnold Buffum, the first president of the New England Anti-Slavery Society, and Rebecca Gould. Elizabeth Buffum’s Quaker ancestry stretched back for many generations. Married in 1828 to a Quaker textile manufacturer, Samuel Buffington Chace of Fall River, Massachusetts, she gave birth to ten children during the years 1830 to 1852. The oldest five children died of scarlet fever and other diseases before the younger five were born....

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Chapman, Maria Weston (26 July 1806–12 July 1885), abolitionist and reformer, was born in Weymouth, Massachusetts, the daughter of Warren Weston and Anne Bates. Maria Weston was educated in England, where she lived with the family of her uncle Joshua Bates. She returned to the United States in 1828 to become the principal of the newly founded ...

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Griffing, Josephine Sophia White (18 December 1814–18 February 1872), abolitionist, women's rights activist, and freedmen's aid reformer, abolitionist, women’s rights activist, and freedmen’s aid reformer, was born in Hebron, Connecticut, the daughter of Joseph White and Sophia Waldo, farmers. Both parents were from prominent New England families. Though not much is known of Josephine’s childhood and education, she embarked on a life of public activism after her marriage in 1835 to Charles Stockman Spooner Griffing....