All for suffrage, part 2
Susan B. Anthony’s siblings were all for suffrage for Blacks and women. Her brothers were militant and her sisters all voted with her.
While we’re awaiting shipment of the first copies of The Truth About Daniel, here’s an excerpt from chapter 4 where Daniel and his sister Susan B. Anthony discuss his difficulties with courtship:
D.R.’s Pugnacious Temperament
I love the term “pugnacious,” which describes someone just itching for a fight. That seems a fair representation of Daniel Read Anthony of Leavenworth, who was descended from the same stock as Susan B. Anthony. While this brother and sister were both devoted to the abolition of slavery, she fought with words, attempting to change legislation, […]
Who Gathered at the Osborns for Christmas?
Annie Osborn had ten siblings spanning three decades, since her father was married three times (widowed twice). Here are some glimpses of who may have joined her on Martha’s Vineyard for her family Christmas in 1863:
Not His Father’s Quaker
Daniel Anthony, the father of Susan B. and her siblings, was of such an independent mind that he married “out of Meeting,” i.e. someone who was not a Quaker. In fact, he married a girl who had been his student, a Baptist named Lucy Read. For this he was temporarily ousted from the Meeting, as […]
Reminiscing with Susan
Join me at the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum next Sunday, February 15 for her birthday celebration. We’ll have a festive gathering and refreshments, and I will present “Reminiscing With Susan.” Every year the Museum celebrates Susan’s birth with a party near the house where she was born in Adams, Massachusetts. Nestled at the base of Mount […]