Just because the Dennison family resided in Digby, Nova Scotia during the era of the Abolitionists and the Civil War, does not discourage current day descendants from being Patriots. I am a Dennison descendent, I have lived in Andover, Massachusetts, and I am interested in learning about the Underground Railroad.
Stumbled upon this blog tonight which had two posts mentioning Andover. There were no Dennisons in Andover during this time period, as I have mentioned. This is not about the Dennison family, but about the history of Andover before our family arrived in 1923.
The blogger’s father, John Wilkinson, wrote a college paper in the 1950s about the Underground Railroad. Her posts are filled with the information and sources included in that paper. It is presented in a series of four posts.
Part 1 http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2011/12/my-dads-college-paper-on-underground.html
Part 2 http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2011/12/my-dads-college-paper-part-2.html
Part 3 http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2011/12/dads-college-paper-part-3.html
Part 4 http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2011/12/my-dads-college-paper-part-4.html
Heather Wilkinson Rojo did a fantastic job of presenting this information. You will find it fascinating reading, if the subject interests you at all.
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