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  • William Still, Father of the Underground Railroad (1821 - 1902)
    William Still (October 7, 1821 — July 14, 1902) was an African-American abolitionist based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a conductor on the Underground Railroad, businessman, writer, historian ...
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    Daniel Gibbons (1775 - 1853)
    Daniel Gibbons was the brother-in-law of William Wright, the man credited with organizing the Underground Railroad in Lancaster County. Gibbons resided in close proximity to Wright, in the small town o...
  • Dr. Joseph Gibbons (1818 - 1883)
    11 DECEMBER 1883SUDDEN DEATH OF DR. JOSEPH GIBBONS Dr. Joseph Gibbons, husband of Mrs. Phoebe Gibbons, the authoress, and father of Miss Marianna Gibbons, at one time employed as a writer on the Philad...
  • Samuel McCluer (1765 - 1833)
    Samuel McCluer often took runaway slaves to the Underground Railway station conducted by brothers Benjamin and James Gass. Samuel's daughter, Elizabeth, married Benjamin Gass. Reference: MyHeritage...
  • James R. Gass (1796 - 1882)
    James and his brother, Benjamin, had neighboring farms in Richland County, Ohio. They were conductors for the Underground Railroad.

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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