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  • John Hunn, Sr. (1818 - 1894)
    In 1845 he assisted Samuel Hawkins in the escape of his family from slavery in Maryland. Along with Thomas Garrett, he was convicted and fined in 1848 by the U.S. District Court, presided over by U.S. ...
  • Stephen Blanchard, IV (1784 - 1856)
    Stephen Blanchard Birth: Aug. 24, 1784 Maine, USA Death: Nov. 6, 1856 Shelby County Ohio, USA Stephen Blanchard 1850 Census Cynthian, Shelby, Ohio Stephen Blanchard 66, farmer Christina Blancha...
  • Solomon Snow, Rev. (1811 - 1886)
    Rev. Solomon Snow- Minister at Methodist Church, East Harwich , Massachusetts. Also spent time Preaching the Gospel at Osterville, East Dennis-Myricville(Berkley)-Rehoboth,Middleborough,Wesport Point-M...
  • Captain Austin Bearse (c.1808 - c.1881)
    Massachusetts Anti Slavery Society 1850- Vigilance Committee Boston 1850-1861- Captain - Ships- "Wild Pigeon"- "Moby Dick"- Ships Captain That Took MANY former escaped Slaves To freedom in Canada and U...
  • Jerusha Bird (c.1787 - c.1875)
    Ran Taunton, Massachusetts Underground Railroad station. .

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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