Goodwin, Abigail

Life Span
    Full name
    Abigail Goodwin
    Place of Birth
    Burial Place
    Birth Date Certainty
    Death Date Certainty
    Sectional choice
    Free State
    William Goodwin (father), Elizabeth Woodnutt Goodwin (mother), Elizabeth Goodwin (sister)
    Relation to Slavery
    White non-slaveholder
    Church or Religious Denomination
    Quakers (Society of Friends)
    Other Affiliations
    Abolitionists (Anti-Slavery Society)

    Abigail Goodwin (Still, 1872)

    Contemporary with Esther Moore, and likewise an intimate personal friend of hers, Abigail Goodwin, of Salem, N. J., was one of the rare, true friends to the Underground Rail Road, whose labors entitle her name to be mentioned in terms of very high praise.

    A..W. M. a most worthy lady, in a letter to a friend, refers to her in the following language:

    "From my long residence under the same roof, I learned to know well her uncommon self-sacrifice of character, and to be willing and glad, whenever in my power, to honor her memory. But, yet I should not know what further to say about her than to give a very few words of testimony to her life of ceaseless and active benevolence, especially toward the colored people. "Her life outwardly was wholly uneventful; as she lived out her whole life of seventy-three years in the neighborhood of her birth-place."
    William Still, The Underground Rail Road (Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1872), 617.
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