Meeting Emma Kilbourne

Tourgée met Emma Kilbourne at Kingsville Academy and the two became quite attached.
The relationship between Emma and Albion survived Tourgée’s time away as a student at the University of Rochester, as well as during his service in the Union Army. 

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Learn how Couples Courted in Antebellum America, before there was telephones, facebook, and ichat ...

Read a brief biography of Albion Tourgee on the "Documenting the American South" website.

Learn about the history behind Ohio's Western Reserve

A letter from Milton Sutliff to Abraham Lincoln describing anti-slavery opinions in Ohio's Western Reserve.

View the original bill HR 123 which set aside land for schools in Ohio's Western Reserve

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