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  • William Bain (1789 - 1856)
    William Bain was an abolitionist whose barn was burned down (arson, according to a 19th century news clipping), probably for housing escaped slaves.
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    William Swim (1815 - 1906)
    Reference: Ancestry Genealogy - SmartCopy : Feb 8 2021, 1:41:48 UTC * Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy : Feb 8 2021, 1:46:14 UTC William was born in a log cabin in Flemingsburg, Fleming Cou...
  • Michael John Arter (1795 - 1879)
    "The village of Hanover got on slowly and uneventfully until 1834, when, the Sandy and Beaver Canal being projected to pass through Hanover township, near Hanover, there was a general brisk awakening t...
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    Lydia Arter (1796 - 1864)
    She was the daughter of Joseph Richardson (1774-1831) and Jane (Greene) Richardson (1775-1806).Her father Joseph was one of the best-known public men of the State of Ohio (who was also one of the first...
  • Samuel Marshall Painter (1809 - 1884)
    Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy : Jul 31 2020, 5:15:18 UTC Samuel Marshall Painter was a prominent West Chester businessman who also was a conductor of the Underground Railroad, helpin...

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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