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  • 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...
  • Joseph Porter Eastman (1805 - 1888)
    Joseph Eastman was a conductor on the Underground Railroad.
  • Rev. Jacob Bovey Garbison (U.S.A.) (1834 - 1892)
    Biography Jacob Bovey Garbison (b. December 27, 1834, d. January 23, 1892) Jacob Bovey Garbison45 was born December 27, 1834 in Milford Twsp., Knox Co., Ohio, and died January 23, 1892 in Belmont T...
  • Eli Mendinhall (b. - 1834)
    Station Master on the Underground Railroad: The Life and Letters of Thomas ... By James A. McGowan page 46 His father Benjamin and uncle Isaac, are credited with changing the spelling of the fami...
  • Charles Turner Torrey (1813 - 1846)
    Charles Turner Torrey (November 21, 1813 - May 9, 1846) was a leading American abolitionist. Although he has been largely lost to history until recently, he made major contributions to the freeing of...

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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