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  • William "the Quaker" Garrett (1643 - 1724)
    William (the Quaker) Garrett Born in Hose, Leicestershire, England; married and moved to Harby, Leicestershire, England; then immigrated to America in 1684 after purchasing 203 acres of land. His son...
  • Rev. Billious Pond (1781 - 1874)
    Billious Pond was born June 26, 1781, in Northbury, now Plymouth, Litchfield County, Conn. Billious Pond, son of Bartholomew, married Rhoda Orton and continued to reside in the home after his father's ...
  • Capt. Richard Calvin Rankin, Sr. (1821 - 1899)
    Son of Reverend John Rankin and guide of fugitive slaves at Ripley Ohio maybe in old red oak Cemetery.
  • Jay Slater (1795 - 1860)
    Jay Slater, a farmer, was born on February 25, 1795, in Massachusetts. He was married on March 12, 1826, in Sangamon County, to Lucretia Carman, who was born in 1806, in New York. Jay Slat­er was a con...
  • William Heaton Childs (1807 - 1885)
    William H. Childs , second son of Dea. Aaron and Lucy Ward Child, b. in Livonia, Livingston Co., N. Y., April 1, 1807, m. 1st, April 15, 1828, Miss Laura Amsden of Phelps, Ontario Co., N. Y; m. 2d, Sep...

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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