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Chapin, Sallie F. (c. 1830–1896)

Chapin, Sallie F. (c. 1830–1896)

American temperance reformer. Born Sarah Flournoy Moore, Mar 14, c. 1830, in Charleston, South Carolina; died April 19, 1896, in Charleston; dau. of George Washington Moore and Elizabeth Martha (Vigneron) Simons Moore; sister of writer Georgia Moore De Fontaine; m. Leonard Chapin, Aug 12, 1847; children: adopted Elizabeth Vigneron (dau. of her brother, James O.A. Moore).

Supported Confederacy; served as president of Soldiers' Relief Society, the Ladies' Auxiliary Christian Association in Charleston, SC, and the Ladies' Christian Association; organized Charleston Woman's Christian Temperance Union (1880); elected president of South Carolina WCTU (1883); served as national superintendent of WCTU's Southern Department (1880s); was influential in founding of South Carolina Industrial and Winthrop Normal College (which became a state college for women, Winthrop College).

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