According to Levi Coffin, ?The Underground Railroad business
increased as time advanced, and it was attended with heavy expenses,
which I could not have borne had not my affairs been prosperous.?    A business owner, Quaker, abolitionist, and an organizer of the
Underground Railroad, Levi Coffin was born in New Garden, North
Carolina (later renamed Guilford College).   Click here to learn more about the Guilford County abolitionist and businessman.