Solebury Meeting is located on Sugan Road and was built by members of the Buckingham Meeting when the numbers warranted a new meeting house. Members of the Buckingham Meeting had agreed to give up slave ownership in 1776. In response to the abduction of Big Ben in 1844, local abolitionists held a series of anti-slavery lectures in Buckingham, Solebury, and Lambertville. One meeting was held at Blackfan’s School (now the caretaker’s house of the meeting), and an advertisement said that Reverend Samuel Aaron was expected to attend. He exemplified the radicalism of the abolitionist movement. He was active in the Underground Railroad at his home in Norristown and was also outspoken in public about abolition.
Description – Introduction to Genealogical Research, using free Library Subscription to Ancestry.com. Sample research focus will be on Samuel Eastburn, prominent historical figure in Solebury. Attendees will get assistance in starting their own family trees.
Presenter – Wendy Appleton, STHS
Place – The Free Library of New Hope and Solebury
Dates – Three Saturdays: March 9, March 16, March 23
Time – 10am, 1 to 1 1/2 hours
Notes – Attendees may wish to bring a USB thumb to store documents provided/discovered during the workshop, or money to purchase printed copies of documents from the Library. Free copies of documents can be emailed to attendees.
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