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Jehudi Ashmun

 
 
Jehudi Ashmun Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ellen Adams, April 2, 2016
1. Jehudi Ashmun Marker
Inscription.  Site of the birthplace of Jehudi Ashmun, April 21, 1794. First colonization agent at Liberia, Africa, 1822-1828.
 
Erected 1938 by State Education Department.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRAfrican Americans. A significant historical date for this entry is April 21, 1794.
 
Location. 44° 59.681′ N, 73° 26.672′ W. Marker is in Champlain, New York, in Clinton County. Marker is on Oak Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 116 Oak Street, Champlain NY 12919, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Burying Yard (approx. 0.3 miles away); First School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pliny Moore House (approx. half a mile away); St. Mary's Academy (approx. 0.7 miles away); Site of Delaware and Hudson Railroad Station (approx. 3.6 miles away); Site of First School House (approx. 4 miles away); Working The Lake (approx. 4 miles away); David Mayo's Sail Ferry (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Champlain.
 
Regarding Jehudi Ashmun.
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While living in Washington, D.C., Jehudi Ashmun became interested in the mission of the American Colonization Society (ACS) and founded the newspaper The African Intelligencer to promote it. His articles about the ACS, which was committed to repatriating free blacks to a colony in Liberia, led to his political appointment as representative of the U.S. government to the colony. In 1822, Ashmun led a group of settlers and missionaries to Liberia; as United States representative to Liberia as well as agent of the ACS, Ashmun effectively became governor of the colony from 1822 to 1828. He died shortly after his return to the United States.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2017, by Ellen Adams of Plattsburgh, New York. This page has been viewed 224 times since then and 7 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 11, 2017, by Ellen Adams of Plattsburgh, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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