Chronicles of Boone County

User Tools

Site Tools


the_underground_railroad_in_boone_county

Differences

This shows you the differences between two versions of the page.

Link to this comparison view

Both sides previous revision Previous revision
the_underground_railroad_in_boone_county [2017/11/02 13:58]
bstriker [Escape Locations & Key Players]
the_underground_railroad_in_boone_county [2017/11/21 10:48] (current)
hdelaney
Line 23: Line 23:
 **Petersburg,​ KY** **Petersburg,​ KY**
 {{   ​http://​bcplfusion.bcpl.org/​Repository/​George_Brasher.png?​75|George Brasher}} {{   ​http://​bcplfusion.bcpl.org/​Repository/​George_Brasher.png?​75|George Brasher}}
-  * **George W. Brasher:​** ​A slave hunter ​and trader from Louisiana, Brasher ​moved to Boone County in the [[1820s]]. He owned several town lots in [[Petersburg]],​ all near the public landing. Some of the lots may have been used as holding “pens” for slaves he intended to sell in the south. Brasher was involved in Kentucky raids in Cass County, Michigan and aggressively pursued runaways. ​+  * **George W. Brasher:​** ​In addition to being a wealthy landowner ​and state legislator, Brasher ​was a notorious slave trader and slave hunter He owned several town lots in [[Petersburg]],​ all near the public landing. Some of the lots may have been used as holding “pens” for slaves he intended to sell in the south. Brasher was involved in Kentucky raids in Cass County, Michigan and aggressively pursued runaways. ​
   * **[[elijah_anderson|Elijah Anderson]]:​** Anderson was a Virginia-born free African American, blacksmith by trade, active agent and conductor on the UGRR. He was  known for helping slaves escape in great number. Anderson arrived in Cincinnati in the [[1830s]], moved to Madison, IN in [[1835]], then to Lawrenceburg,​ where he immediately began affecting Boone County’s slave escapes. Arrested in [[1856]], Anderson died of suspicious circumstances in a Kentucky penitentiary in [[1861]], on the day he was due for early release.   * **[[elijah_anderson|Elijah Anderson]]:​** Anderson was a Virginia-born free African American, blacksmith by trade, active agent and conductor on the UGRR. He was  known for helping slaves escape in great number. Anderson arrived in Cincinnati in the [[1830s]], moved to Madison, IN in [[1835]], then to Lawrenceburg,​ where he immediately began affecting Boone County’s slave escapes. Arrested in [[1856]], Anderson died of suspicious circumstances in a Kentucky penitentiary in [[1861]], on the day he was due for early release.
   * **Cincinnati 28:** the story of 28 freedom seekers enslaved by  Boone County’s Parker and Terrill families, ​ who escaped through the Cincinnati area to Canada in [[1853]]. They crowded into three skiffs to cross the Ohio, with one of the boats sinking along the way. They were assisted by the following key people:   * **Cincinnati 28:** the story of 28 freedom seekers enslaved by  Boone County’s Parker and Terrill families, ​ who escaped through the Cincinnati area to Canada in [[1853]]. They crowded into three skiffs to cross the Ohio, with one of the boats sinking along the way. They were assisted by the following key people:
the_underground_railroad_in_boone_county.txt · Last modified: 2017/11/21 10:48 by hdelaney