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  • Rachel Mendenhall (1792 - 1868)
    Find A Grave Memorial # 16635235. To view other pictures, go to the Media section. Rachel was active with her husband in the Underground Railroad movement, and their home was one of the stops on the ...
  • Thomas Garrett (1789 - 1871)
    Parents: Thomas & Sarah (Price) Garrett. Thomas & Margaret (Sharpless) Garrett were married in 1813 and to this union 5 children were born. Margaret died in 1828. In 1830 Thomas married Rachel Menden...
  • Sarah Pownall (1796 - 1852)
    Her son in law George Steele wrote in 1918: "Mrs. Sarah Pownall was the best and most capable woman I ever knew". Read the story here: Reminiscences of the Christiana riot From Bloody Dawn : The Chri...
  • Isaac Hopper, Father of Underground Railroad (1771 - 1852)
    Isaac Tatem Hopper (b. Deptford, New Jersey, December 3, 1771, d. New York City, May 7, 1852) was an American abolitionist who is known as the father of the underground railroad. Links Isaac T....
  • Philander Raymond (1794 - 1868)
    Philander Raymond, was born on March 9, 1794 at Sherburne, Chenango County, New York and died at his residence, at Locust Grove in Bowling Green, Plain Township, Wood County, Ohio on December 2, 1868 a...

The Underground Railroad was an informal network of secret routes and safe houses used by 19th-century black slaves in the United States to escape to free states and Canada with the aid of abolitionists who were sympathetic to their cause.

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