In "Beneath the Elms" by Gloria Waldron Hukle
William G. Waldron Husband to Judah, Pa to 14 children, a farmer, a carpenter, and trusted friend who risks all to stand by the persecuted.
Judah Bradt Waldron Wife to William G. and mother, a true pioneering Adirondack woman who welcomes everyone into her home.
Daniel Waldron 'Dan' a muddled husband with a conscience, a devoted father, a man straddling the crossroads of change.
Asenah Hills Waldron The wife who yearns to forgive and begin again.
Keziah Dunbar Russell A soft-spoken , yet stalwart woman. She keeps her large brood together.
Ralph Russell husband to Keziah, a farmer, a tender father and pious man who worries.
Sally Ann Waldron wily and clever, sixteen-year-old daughter of Dan and Asenah is in love and can't wait to marry her one and only.
Isaac Roblee Sally's beau. Who wouldn't like 'Ike'?
Harriet Russell- Soft and sincere-the perfect friend no matter what.
Joe Carpenter A devoted husband, a talented tradesman, a free black man living in precarious times, he is shocked to learn of his wife's secret after many years of marriage.
Elijah Stanley a farmer with big ideas, a dreamer, Elijah is determined to win Harriet's hand.
"Beneath the Elms" suitable reading for all ages.