Frederick Douglass Jr. (1842 - 1892) (New Bedford, Mass)

Frederick Douglass, Jr. was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1842.  Like his famous father, Frederick, Jr. worked on the underground-railroad with his brothers Charles and Lewis, and helped runaway slaves escape to Canada through the underground railroad at an early age. During the Civil War, Frederick, Jr. served as a recruiting agent for Massachusetts, Mississippi, and several other states.  He was also employed by the U.S. government, where he worked as bailiff of the courts in Washington, D.C.  Frederick Douglass, Jr. married Virginia L. Hewlett in 1871, and they had seven children.  His wife Virginia was the sister of E.M. Hewlett, Esq., a successful lawyer in Washington.

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