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  • 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...
  • James Shelton Smedley (1813 - 1896)
    He was a graduate of Oberlin College; was connected with the underground railroad with his uncle, James Smedley THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. II, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilde...
  • Judge Lindley Murray Ninde (1825 - 1901)
    son of Benjamin Ninde, per the obit of his sister, Rhoda (Ninde) Swayne , who, along with their father, is buried in Jay County, IN* Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy : Sep 2 2016, 13:56:37 UTC
  • Beulah Coffin Ninde (1829 - 1892)
    listed as Rachel in Lindenwood's online indexage 64y 2m 9dBeulah Ninde, aggressive, talented wife of Judge Ninde could be considered one of Fort Wayne's leading suffragettes. The Nindes served as "cond...

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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