Samuel McPherson Janney

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Samuel McPherson Janney

Postby Denise E Johnson » Wed May 20, 2020 7:37 pm

Samuel McPherson Janney described as a Quaker Minister,,author, educator, and reformer was born on the 11th January 1801 in Loudoun County, Virgina, U.S.A. Samuel was a descendant of Thomas Janney a Quaker Minister and Margery Heath of Horton Staffordshire. Samuel attended Quaker meetings at Goose Creek, Loudoun, Virginia. Samuel went to work with his uncle Phineas Janney a merchant in Alexandria, Virginia U.S.A
In 1839 Samuel and his wife founded a boarding school for girls in Springdale in Goose Creek.
In 1849 Samuel was arrested for writing three essays of an address on Slavery by W.A.Smith
By 1850 Samuel a teacher his wife Elizabeth and children were living Loudoun, Virginia.
In 1860 Samuel was a farmer Southern District Loudoun, Virginia.
In 1864 Samuel was one of the founders of Swarthmore College Pennsylvania
In 1869 he was appointed Superintendant of Indian Affairs and went to live in Nebraska.
On the1870 United States Federal Census Samuel occupation was given Indian Lapld? (transcription on census). Omaha Douglas, Nebraska.
Samuel was also an author writing a number of books including The Life of William Penn, The Life of George Fox and History of the Religious Society of Friends. A list of his other books may be found on Amazon.
Samuel McPherson Janney died on the 30th April 1880 at Loudoun County, Virginia. Burial Goose Creek Burying Ground, Lincoln, Loudoun County, Virginia United States of America.
Photograph Find a Grave.


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