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 =====Escape Locations & Key Players===== =====Escape Locations & Key Players=====
 **Richwood area: Margaret Garner Escape Attempt** **Richwood area: Margaret Garner Escape Attempt**
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 [[margaret garner|Margaret Garner]], along with the rest of her family and other Boone County slaves, escaped across the frozen Ohio into Cincinnati in January [[1856]]. Some of the group made it to Canada, but the Garner family was caught in Cincinnati. At the time of capture, Margaret killed her youngest child and appeared to attempt to kill the other children. A lengthy trial ensued to determine if Margaret would be tried for murder by the free state of Ohio or returned to Kentucky under the laws of the federal Fugitive Slave Act. Prior to her escape, Margaret was held by the [[gaines_family|Gaines Family]] of Maplewood Farm in Richwood ​ and was a member of [[richwood_presbyterian_church|Richwood Presbyterian Church]]. ​ [[margaret garner|Margaret Garner]], along with the rest of her family and other Boone County slaves, escaped across the frozen Ohio into Cincinnati in January [[1856]]. Some of the group made it to Canada, but the Garner family was caught in Cincinnati. At the time of capture, Margaret killed her youngest child and appeared to attempt to kill the other children. A lengthy trial ensued to determine if Margaret would be tried for murder by the free state of Ohio or returned to Kentucky under the laws of the federal Fugitive Slave Act. Prior to her escape, Margaret was held by the [[gaines_family|Gaines Family]] of Maplewood Farm in Richwood ​ and was a member of [[richwood_presbyterian_church|Richwood Presbyterian Church]]. ​
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 **Rabbit Hash & Rising Sun** **Rabbit Hash & Rising Sun**
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   * **[[laura_smith_haviland|Laura Smith Haviland]]:​** A well-known anti-slavery activist and daughter of Quaker parents, she founded the Raisin Institute in Michigan with her husband. In [[1847]], she attempted to extract John “Felix” White’s wife and  children from the Stephens’ farm in [[rabbit_hash|Rabbit Hash]]/​[[east_bend|East Bend]] area.   * **[[laura_smith_haviland|Laura Smith Haviland]]:​** A well-known anti-slavery activist and daughter of Quaker parents, she founded the Raisin Institute in Michigan with her husband. In [[1847]], she attempted to extract John “Felix” White’s wife and  children from the Stephens’ farm in [[rabbit_hash|Rabbit Hash]]/​[[east_bend|East Bend]] area.
  
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 **Petersburg,​ KY** **Petersburg,​ KY**
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   * **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. ​   * **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.
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 **North Bend, KY** **North Bend, KY**
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   * **Mat Bates:** Freed African American slave in the [[North Bend]] area of Boone County in the [[1850s]]. ​ Bates was accused of helping slaves to freedom. ​   * **Mat Bates:** Freed African American slave in the [[North Bend]] area of Boone County in the [[1850s]]. ​ Bates was accused of helping slaves to freedom. ​
   * **Almeda Phillips:** Boone County slave who went to live with John Cleves Short in Addyston, Ohio.    * **Almeda Phillips:** Boone County slave who went to live with John Cleves Short in Addyston, Ohio. 
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