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Folsom, Abby, 1795-1867



  • Existence: 1795 - 1867


Abigail Folsom was born on May 18, 1795. She was a feminist and abolitionist. Ralph Waldo Emerson termed her "the flea of conventions" for her habit of insisting on a woman's right to speak, which would derail abolitionist and other conferences. Folsom died in January 1867.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Folsom Family genealogy records

Identifier: MS-8
Date(s): 1850 to 1970

Abby Folsom (1795-1867), feminist and abolitionist. The collection contains genealogical records relating to her and and to the larger Folsom family.

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