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Embree, Elihu (11 November 1782–04 December 1820), abolitionist and iron manufacturer, was born in Pennsylvania, the son of Thomas Embree, a Quaker minister, and Esther (maiden name unknown). Moving his family in 1790 to Washington County, in the northeast corner of what would in six years become the new state of Tennessee, Thomas Embree spoke out boldly in the ...