by Marguerite Kearns

We had proof of the allegiance to George the Third, the English king at the time of the American Revolution, when the suffrage history marker was installed in Huntington, NY several years ago. The topic still evokes interest in the series inspired and encouraged by the Long Island Project. We’re passing on the information.

The clash between the colonists and those sympathetic to the English king came to public attention during the participation in a public event involving the “Spirit of 1776” suffrage campaign wagon used by Edna Buckman Kearns and others in a 1913 suffrage parade. The town historian of Huntington, NY wrote an article about it.

Go to the audio files of the Long Island History Project. Especially Episode 185. It’s worth a visit to review the results from new research as well as previous work relating to the Jones family of Long Island with the family split over loyalty to England versus those committed to supporting women’s suffrage.

No where is the more obvious than with suffrage activist Rosalie Jones and her sister and mother. has been publishing since 2009.