“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Magnolia in Kent County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Warner Mifflin

1745 - 1798

Warner Mifflin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, September 22, 2007
1. Warner Mifflin Marker
Inscription. A native of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Mifflin came to Delaware as a young man. Born into a slaveholding Quaker family, he manumitted his own slaves in 1774-75 and later became one of America's foremost abolitionists of the 18th century. As an elder of the Religious Society of Friends, he traveled extensively to convince others to free their slaves as well. He addressed the legislatures of several states and presented numerous petitions and memorials to the United States Congress opposing slavery and the abuse of free blacks. In 1788 he was one of the founders of Delaware's first abolition society. Warner Mifflin was recognized internationally for his antislavery efforts and is credited with assisting a great number of African-Americas in obtaining their freedom. He was an advocate for peace during the American Revolution. At the time of the Battle of Germantown, Mifflin was a member of a committee of Quakers that traveled to meet with both American General Washington and British General Howe to present a testimony against war. He was laid to rest here following his death on October 16, 1798. Warner Mifflin was widely known and respected for his brave efforts to promote "righteousness, mercy and peace, among mankind."
Erected 2005 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number KC-91.)
Location. 39° 4.547′ N, 75° 28.754′ W. Marker is in Magnolia, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker is on South State Street just from Quaker Hill Road. Click for map. Just north of Magnolia along South State Street. Marker is in this post office area: Magnolia DE 19962, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Murderkill/Motherkiln Friends Meeting (here, next to this marker); The St. Jones River: Why the Mansion Faces South (approx. 2.4 miles away); Home of John Dickinson (approx. 2.5 miles away); St. Jones Neck (approx. 2.7 miles away); Commemoration Park (approx. 3.2 miles away); T-33A Shooting Star (approx. 3.2 miles away); Hangar 1301 (approx. 3.2 miles away); Byfield (approx. 3.4 miles away).
Additional comments.
1. Burial Site
There are only a few extant gravestones in this cemetery and unfortunately Warner Mifflin's is not one of them.
    — Submitted January 4, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland.

2. Marker Location
This marker is at the exact same location as the historical marker "Murderkill/Motherkiln Friends Meeting"
    — Submitted January 4, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland.

Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansColonial EraWar, US Revolutionary
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