Saturday, April 23, 2011

Lucretia (Coffin) Mott

Thomas' descendants list contains many social reformers. Lucretia (Coffin) Mott stands out for her activism activities, such as co-founding the Pennsylvania Anti-slavery Society and the American Equal Rights Association.

She spoke at the International Anti-Slavery Convention that was held in London, England in 1840. She, along with other women attendees such as Baroness Byron, was included in the commemorative painting of the convention.

Lucretia was a descendant of Thomas and Margaret through son Richard. Both of her parents (Thomas Coffin and Anna Folger) were from families who arrived early to New England. She grew up on Nantucket Island and then attended a Quaker School in New York (Nine Partners Meeting House and Cemetery). After graduating, she also taught at the school which is where she met her husband (James Mott).

Lucretia, in 1864, helped found Swarthmore College.

Remarks:

07/19/2015 -- A Swarthmore alumni: James A. Michener.

01/07/2014 -- Thanks to Melissa Berry for using this on anceSTORY archives.

01/07/2014 -- Removed the tree pointers (see rationale).

02/01/2013 -- Update rootsweb references for Larson tree.

03/07/2012 -- Updated links to George Larson, II's work (internal pointers changed due to a database update -- one problem with the current link method, since it is dependent upon the structure of the tree).

07/21/2011 -- More on Nantucket.

Modified: 07/19/2015

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