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date: 10 July 2020

Foster, Abby Kelleylocked

(15 January 1811–14 January 1887)
  • Jane H. Pease
  •  and William H. Pease


Foster, Abby Kelley (15 January 1811–14 January 1887), abolitionist and feminist, was born Abigail Kelley in Pelham, Massachusetts, the daughter of Wing Kelley, a farmer and sawmill operator, and Diana Daniels. Her family moved to the Worcester area in 1811, and there Abby attended the common schools. In 1826 she finished her education at the Friends boarding school in Providence, Rhode Island. For five or six years thereafter she lived at home and taught in local schools....

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