Categories: Activists and Reformers | Free Persons of Color in Connecticut | Abolitionists | Underground Railroad Conductors | Tanners | 1850 US Census, New London County, Connecticut | New London, Connecticut.
||Aaron Newby was a part of the Abolitionist Movement.|
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Aaron was born a slave about 1794 in South Carolina. He was freed and later established a depot on the Underground Railroad with his wife.
He was the father of mariner, adventurer, missionary and Civil War veteran Reverend James R. Newby.
The Society of Friends sent Aaron to England to get his education. While in England, he was ordained a minister.
In his son James' biography, Aaron's freedom was won when the woman who enslaved him brought him to the free state of Pennsylvania. While there, the Act of Emancipation for the Middle States passed, and his presence in that state made him free.
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