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Lydia Neal Janney Brown

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Lydia Neal Janney (1844-1926) Courtesy of Lilly Library, Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana

Lydia Neal Janney was a daughter of Asa Moore and Lydia Neal Haines Janney. Asa Moore Janney was a miller who settled his family near fellow Quakers, including his brother Samuel M. Janney in Lincoln, Loudoun County. Lydia tells her famly history in a memoir copied on the Nest of Abolitionists page devoted to her: Lydia Neal Janney Brown.

This picture of Lydia is from her time at Earlham College, in Richmond, Indiana. It is sent courtesy of the Lilly Library at Earlham, a college founded by the Society of Friends in 1847. Earlham was a popular college for Lincoln families to send their sons and daughters.

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