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  • Col. William Hubbard (1787 - 1863)
    Built in the 1840s by William and Catharine Hubbard and known as "Mother Hubbard's Cupboard" or "The Great Emporium" by fugitive slaves, the Hubbard House was an important terminus on the fabled Underg...
  • Catharine Hubbard (1786 - d.)
    Built in the 1840s by William and Catharine Hubbard and known as "Mother Hubbard's Cupboard" or "The Great Emporium" by fugitive slaves, the Hubbard House was an important terminus on the fabled Underg...
  • Betsey Mix Cowles (1810 - 1876)
    Betsey Mix Cowles dedicated her life to fighting slavery and improving the status of women. Her desire for a formal education led her to Oberlin College, where she completed two years of study in 1840....
  • 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...

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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