Mary Dyer statue (Earlham College)

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Julie Esker Dishman posted a nice photo on Facebook that she took yesterday of the Mary Dyer statue on the campus of Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana. I’m posting it here with her permission, and THANK YOU, Julie! The college was founded by Quakers in 1847, and Mary Dyer was a Quaker martyr and champion of religious freedom in colonial New England. I believe this is a casting of the same statue that sits in front of the Massachusetts State House in Boston. Check out the linked page for more information about Mary (Barrett) Dyer (1611-1660), my 9th g-grandmother. I am descended from two of Mary’s grandchildren. As a result, she is also my 10th g-grandmother.

Mary Dyer statue, Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana (photo credit: Julie Esker Dishman)

Mary Dyer statue, Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana (photo credit: Julie Esker Dishman)

 

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