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Ohio African-American Newspaper----1843

Hello All,

An African-American newspaper published in Columbus, Ohio during the mid 1840's (1843-1845) titled "Palladium of Liberty" had a very wide circulation.

It was circulated throughout Ohio and parts of New York, Penn, Indiana, Mass., & Michigan.

A reproduction of a copy came into my possession and I would like to share the surnames of individuals who worked on and circulated this newspaper. Perhaps you will see an ancestral surname.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Columbus - D. Jenkins, chairman, L.D. Taylor, E. Fields, L. Jenkins, A.M. Tailor, G.W. Stanton, D. Burner, J. Poindexter.

Cincinnati - A.M. Sumner, Wm. M. Yancy, W.W. Watson

Cleveland - R.D. Kenney

Chillicothe - C. Langston

Zanesville - W. Gassaway

Lancaster - N. Smith

AGENTS
Local Agents

Dayton, O - T. Jefferson
Springfield - Wm. Piles, R. Piles
Urbana - L. Adams, R. Kane
Chillicothe - R.W. Chancellor, Jas. Moody, U. Moody
Circleville - Wm. Scott
Lancaster - S. Smith
Zanesville - H. Nusum
Hillsboro - J. Tailor, N. Tailor
Stebenville - Wm. Ferris
Newark - W. Jenkins, J.L. Watson
Dublin - S. White, jr.
Xenia - W. Roberts
Logan county - R. Artis
Mt. Vernon - O. Martin
Trenton, Jefferson co. - Jos. Simpson
Mt. Pleasant - Elijah Sawyer
Warren, Trumbell co. - A. Moore
Gallipolis - H. Bell, J. Gee
Jackson, Jackson co. - N. Nukes
Lebanon - T. Benford
Massillion - Jas. Thompson
Barnesville - A. Harper
Oberlin - A. Jones, Wm. Numan
Lower Sandusky - A. Winfield
Lockbourne - E.C. Tyner
Morgan county - Lloyd E. Guy
Putnam - J. Thomas

New York City - Chs. B. Ray, T.S. Wright
Troy, N.Y. - H.H. Garnett
Utica, N.Y. - T. Woodson, James Fontain
Geneva, N.Y. - J.W. Duffin
Rochester, N.Y. James Sharp
Batavia, N.Y. - Wm. Johnson
Brockport, N.Y. - A. Peck
Lockport, N.Y. - A. Outley
Buffalo, N.Y. - W.W. Brown, A.H. Francis

Boston, Mass. J.T. Hilton

Pittsburg, Pa. - JB. Vashon

Madison, Ia. - A. Duncan

Indianapolis, Ia. J. G. Bretton

Detroit, Mich. - R. Banks, W.C. Monroe

TRAVELING AGENTS
Cincinnati - Rev. C. Satchel, Rev. M.M. Clark
Springfield - Rev. T. Roberts
Zanesville - Rev. Geo. Coleman
Sardina - Rev. E. Cumberland, Rev. Fox
Xenia - Rev. D. Winslow
Logan county - Rev. M.T. Nusum
Hamilton - Rev. Wm. Yancy
Columbus - Rev. W. Shelton, Rev. T. Lawrence
Mt. Pleasnat - Rev. Wm. Numan
Jackson county - Rev. T. Woodson

*** Art's notes
Gassaway=Gazaway
Nusam=Newsome
Numan=Newman
Nukes=Nooks

Langston, Gazaway, Piles and L. Adams are documented in Wilbur Siebert's work
as conductors on the Underground Railroad here in Ohio.

A point of personal pride.....L. Adams of Urbana, is Lewis Adams, my 3rd great grandfather.

What a NETWORK!! And this was in 1843!!!

Art Thomas


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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