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 Haviland tried to rescue Jane and the children on two different occasions in [[1847]]. ​ With the help of the [[Barkshire and Edington families]], African American agents of the Underground Railroad in Rising Sun, IN, Haviland was able to contact Jane.  She learned that two of the children were working at another farm in the county, and wouldn'​t return for several months, so a later rescue was planned. Haviland tried to rescue Jane and the children on two different occasions in [[1847]]. ​ With the help of the [[Barkshire and Edington families]], African American agents of the Underground Railroad in Rising Sun, IN, Haviland was able to contact Jane.  She learned that two of the children were working at another farm in the county, and wouldn'​t return for several months, so a later rescue was planned.
  
-When Haviland returned to try again, ​whe learned that there were patrollers on the river looking for counterfeiters,​ making it too dangerous to rescue the family. An enslaved man by the name of [[William Allen]], who was a friend of John White, had warned her against the attempt. When John White learned of the news, he returned to Boone County to rescue his family. ​+When Haviland returned to try again, ​she learned that there were patrollers on the river looking for counterfeiters,​ making it too dangerous to rescue the family. An enslaved man by the name of [[William Allen]], who was a friend of John White, had warned her against the attempt. When John White learned of the news, he returned to Boone County to rescue his family. ​
  
 The attempt was unsuccessful;​ Jane and the children were captured, along with Solomon, who was the overseer and enslaved to the Stephens family. The children were sold with the understanding that they would not be separated; Jane died of cholera before being sold.  The attempt was unsuccessful;​ Jane and the children were captured, along with Solomon, who was the overseer and enslaved to the Stephens family. The children were sold with the understanding that they would not be separated; Jane died of cholera before being sold. 
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