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Rev Jermin Wesley Loguen
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Birth: Feb. 5, 1813
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Sep. 30, 1872
Saratoga Springs
Saratoga County
New York, USA

Abolitionist, minister, bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Son of a slave mother and his Tennessee owner who escaped to freedom in Canada in 1835. After working as a farm laborer and a hotel porter he attended the Oneida Institute in Whitesboro, New York. He taught school in several New York communities and then became a minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. After congressional enactment of a more stringent fugitive slave law in 1850, He moved to Syracuse where proximity to the Canadian border provided him comparative safety. In 1851, when indicted for his part in the rescue of Jerry McHenry from slave catchers, He briefly fled to Canada. He later supported Gerrit Smith's Radical Abolition party and aided John Brown to recruit men for the Harpers Ferry raid. As Stationmaster of the Underground Railroad in Syracuse, he published in the local newspapers his calls for aid to fugitives from slavery, as well as an account of how he spent the money received. His was reported to be the most openly operated station in the state, if not the country. He was known as the "King of the Underground Railroad" and it is estimated that about 1500 fugitive slaves passed through his home on their way to freedom. He told his amazing and inspirational story in his autobiography, The Rev. J.W. Loguen as a Slave and as a Freeman, published in Syracuse in 1859. After the Civil War he was elected a bishop of his denomination in 1868 and championed missionary work among the freedmen in New York until his death from tuberculosis. Marinda S. Loguen, later called Sarah (one of his six children), became one of the first African American women in the country to become a doctor. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Caroline E Storum Loguen (____ - 1867)*
 
 Children:
  Sarah Loguen Frasier (1850 - 1933)*
  Jarvin W. Loguen (1851 - 1884)*
  Cora J. Loguen Foster (1858 - 1885)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakwood Cemetery
Syracuse
Onondaga County
New York, USA
Plot: Sect 6 plot 55
 
Created by: Curtis Jackson
Record added: Feb 05, 2010
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