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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hopper, Isaac Tatem 1771-1852 (search)
Hopper, Isaac Tatem 1771-1852 Philanthropist; born in Gloucester county, N. J., Dec. 3. 1771; accepted the Quaker faith early in life, and later adhered to the doctrines promulgated by Elias Hicks, whose followers became known as Hicksites. As a member of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society he often protected the negro people of Philadelphia from the slave kidnappers who infested that city. Later he became widely known through his efforts for the reform of convicts, and lived to see an asylum established by his daughter, Mrs. Abby H. Gibbons, in behalf of these unfortunates, and named in his honor the Isaac T. Hopper home. He died in New York City, May 7, 1852.