William Lloyd Garrison

A prominent American abolitionist

William Garrison

William was born December 12, 1805 and died May 24, 1879 do to kidney disease. Abijah, Williams father abandoned the family leaving Williams mother t raise him and his siblings in poverty. As a child, William lived with a Baptist deacon for a time, where he received a rudimentary education.

Marriage and children

On September 4, 1834, Garrison married Helen Eliza Benson, the daughter of a retired abolitionist merchant. The couple had five sons and two daughters, of whom a son and a daughter died as children.
William Lloyd Garrison