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Congregational Church, United Church of Christ

Members of this church were all anti-slavery persons. Theleaders were also leaders of the UGRR. Deacon Elihu Wolcott was considered the Conductor and Ebenezer Carter was his Lieutenant. The church welcomed Emily Logan, a slave girl who had escaped and was rescued by the church pastor, Rev. Carter and Deacon Elihu Wolcott. Emily joined the church and became a part of the Wolcott family. In March of 1838 the church's communion offering was given to Emily to pay for her expenses to win her freedom through the courts. In the church records there are two other members who are identified as "colored". Most of the stories recorded in Jacksonville's history of escaping slaves are related to persons who were members of this church.

Visitor Information: Currently open to public.

Location: 520 W. College Avenue, Jacksonville, 62650-2406

National Park Unit: No

Ownership: The Congregational Church Council UCC

Location Type: Site

Religious Denominations: Congregational