Some of my maternal ancestors were early settlers in South Butler, New York. My great, great, great grandparents, Zenus and Eliza Stone, came to South Butler at some point before 1830 and raised a passel of children there. Zenus is listed on census rolls in those...
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The Eroding Legacy of Abolition in South Butler, New York
There isn’t much to South Butler these days. But, improbably, something did happen here that sets it apart. Samuel Ringgold Ward. Antoinette Brown Blackwell. Gerrit Smith. All three were major players in the social reform movements that swept the Northern states in the Antebellum years.