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Josiah Henson
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Josiah Henson in 1877
Born (1789-05-15)May 15, 1789
Charles County, Maryland, United States
Died May 5, 1883(1883-05-05) (aged 93)
Dresden, Ontario, Canada
Nationality American, Canadian
Other names Uncle Tom
Occupation author, abolitionist, minister, colonizer, soldier, army officer
Spouse(s) Nancy Henson
Relatives Matthew Henson
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Josiah Henson (June 15, 1789 – May 5, 1883) was an author, abolitionist, and minister. Born into slavery, he escaped to Upper Canada and founded a settlement and laborer's school for other fugitive slaves at Dawn.

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