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North Carolina Quakers, Anti-Slavery, and the Underground Railroad: Vestal Coffin

Vestal Coffin

Brief Biography:


Date of Birth:      10 OCT 1792                  Place of Birth:  Guildford County, North Carolina 

Date of Death:    10 OCT 1826                   Place of Death:  Guildford County, North Carolina


Where lived:  Guildford County, North Carolina

Parent's Names:   William Coffin and Elizabeth Vestal

Sibling names:  Ascha Coffin, Nathan Coffin, Job Coffin

Spouse's Name(s):  Alethea Fluke

Children Names:  

Quaker Meeting Membership(s):  


Chronological events in connection with Slavery, Abolition, and the Underground Railroad

1819      Vestal Coffin, a Quaker, starts to help slaves escape in the woods at New Garden Friends Meeting House. This method would gain momentum and become known as the Underground Railroad.