The Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony

Aaron M. Powell

Aaron Macy Powell (1832-1899), the son of Quaker farmers in Ghent, Columbia County, worked for the American Anti-Slavery Society as early as 1852, and he led the New York State society at the end of the decade. Highly regarded as an able lecturer and agent, he suffered from poor health that often interrupted the tours he began. SBA worked closely with him from 1856 until the end of the Civil War, and Powell lived with her family in the fall of 1858. He became editor of the National Anti-Slavery Standard in 1865.