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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.

More on the Underground Railroad in Andover:

GenWeb:  http://andover.essexcountyma.net/underground.html