Rev. Samuel Crothers & the Abolition Society of Paint Valley

Coming soon! Learn about the founding of the Abolition Society of Paint Valley, one of Ohio's and the nations earliest abolition societies. In 1833, Rev. Samuel Crothers and the Greenfield Presbyterian Church hosted the first meeting of the society, which was later reorganized in 1836 as the Greenfield Anti-Slavery Society.

Rev. Crothers and other society members cooperated in the operation of the Greenfield station of the Underground Railroad, helping thousands of runaway slaves, "including, it is said, Eliza Jane Harris of Uncle Tom's Cabin fame."