John (1786-1880) and Hannah (nee Peirce, 1797-1876) Cox residence c. 1797

In Progress - Underground Railroad Story, Chester County, PA

John (1786-1880) and Hannah (nee Peirce, 1797-1876) Cox residence c. 1797

Kennett Square, Pennsylvania 19348, United States

Created By: Kennett Underground Railroad Center

Point of Interest Details

The Coxes were delegates to state and national anti-slavery conventions and John was president of the Kennett Anti-Slavery Society, which was established in 1837. They sold a portion of their orchard for the building of the Longwood Progressive Friends Meetinghouse. They often hosted social reformers visiting the area, including Harriet Beecher Stowe and John Greenleaf Whittier.

This point of interest is part of the tour: In Progress - Underground Railroad Story, Chester County, PA


 

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