Fussell

Quaker Abolitionist

Fussell

Learning about the cruelty of slavery first hand in Maryland, Dr. Bartholomew Fussell moved to Kennett Square and opened his home “the Pines” as an Underground Railroad station. He was described as a quiet Friend in religious matters but the exact opposite in political ones. He was present at the American Anti-slavery Convention with other Kennett Square citizens and took his pledge to work for emancipation very seriously. Hundreds of freedom seekers passed through his home, each receiving medical attention as needed.