After the successful October 1851 rescue of freedom seeker William Henry in Syracuse, New York rescue leader, black abolitionist and former freedom seeker, Jermaine Loguen, took refuge in the M’Clintock house in Waterloo, NY. The M’Clintock family of radical Hicksite Quakers lived in the house from 1836-1856. During that time they helped organize the Western New York Anti-Slavery Society, held anti-slavery fairs, led anti-slavery petition drives and sold goods “free from the labor of slaves.” They often entertained abolitionist leaders including William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, Lucretia Mott and Abby Kelley Foster. Thomas and Mary Ann M’Clintock married in 1820 and lived in Philadelphia. They were key supporters of the Hicksite split from Orthodox Quakerism in 1827, and the formation of the American Anti-Slavery Society and the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society in 1833. Thomas was a founder of the Free Produce Society. An eyewitness places Jermain Loguen in the M’Clintock home one night in 1851 where, armed, he nervously paced back and forth ready to protect his freedom as he made his way to Canada. M’Clintock house, is now part of Women’s Rights National Historical Park.
Visitor Information: Currently open to public.
Location: Women's Rights NHP, 14 East Williams St, Waterloo, Seneca, 13165
National Park Unit: Yes
Ownership: Tina Orcutt
Location Type: Site