The Life of Anne Northup, Wife of Solomon Northup

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anne northupSolomon Northup of Saratoga was lured into slavery in 1841, and was a slave in Louisiana for 12 years before being rescued. What impact did Northup’s kidnapping have on his wife and family? In Solomon’s absence, the Northup family became a one-income household.

At 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, 2014, David Fiske will offer a presentation that describes how his wife Anne carried on and saw to the needs of their children. Information on her later life will also be provided.

David Fiske is a genealogist and local history researcher who has devoted years of research to Solomon Northup and his family. He is a co-author of the 2013 book Solomon Northup: The Complete Story of the Author of Twelve Years a Slave. Fiske will sell and sign copies of his book at this event.

This event will be held at the Schenectady County Historical Society, 32 Washington Ave., Schenectady, NY. Admission cost is $5.00; free for SCHS members. For more information, please contact Librarian Melissa Tacke at 518-374-0263, option 3, or by email at The Schenectady County Historical Society is wheelchair accessible, with off-street parking behind the building and overflow parking next door at the YWCA.

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