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  • ALLEN ALLENSWORTH (1842 - 1914)
  • William Alonzo Hickok (1801 - 1852)
    Son of Oliver Otis Hickok & Chloe(Dewey)Hickok. William Alonzo Hickok was the father of James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok. The family farm in Homer, Illinois (now Troy Grove, Illinois) was used in th...
  • Thomas Lonsdale Gray (1815 - 1899)
    “As these people concealed slaves during the day and smuggled them to other stations at night, they had many amusing and exciting adventures. Gray once started to Roseville with three slaves and...
  • Affadilla Moody (1808 - 1876)
    "Affadilla Deaver was a conductor on the Underground Railroad in Morgan County, Ohio. Deaver, whose maiden name was Moody, was born in Lisbon, Maine on February 24, 1808 (also reported as February 22...
  • John Cook (1796 - 1864)
    Biography : Although John Cook was the eighth of twelve children of Joseph and Mary (Herbert) Cook, only six of these children lived to full maturity: Ann, John, Joseph, Uriah, Mary, and Peter. Of th...

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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