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I went to Chapel Hill School in Waltham Massachusetts from 1959 to 1962,  It is now Chapel Hill - Chauncey Hall...
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In 1950, my mother bought a home in Cassopolis, MI...
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Midwest /
Michigan
Donna Manier,
1d1lady@msn.com,
Michigan

To help visitors understand the experience of "passengers" and "conductors" on the railroad, see the new novel The Secrets of Mary Bowser, which includes a section on the movement of escaped slaves from Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, through Philadelphia and onto safe houses in New Jersey and New York...
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Northeast /
Pennsylvania
Lois Leveen,
booking@loisleveen.com,
Pennsylvania

My Name is Christina Streety-Napier...
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Northeast /
Michigan
Christina Streety-Napier,
callen5@kent.edu,
Michigan

Peter H...
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Midwest /
Iowa
Bob Cooke,
Cookerl3@aol.com,
Iowa

Peter H...
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Midwest /
Iowa
Bob Cooke,
Cookerl3@aol.com,
Iowa
THE RED FOX Our best-remembered here was a conductor and a Union scout on the underground railway...
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Southeast /
Tennessee
Derek Hastings,
derek_hastings@hotmail.com,
Tennessee
American History Starts in St...
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Southeast /
Florida
Derek Hankerson,
derekhankerson@bellsouth.net,
Florida
I have a 1840-1850 38by42in hand made map of the ugrr paths in the Tombigbee Warrior basin I can send pictures...
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Southeast /
Georgia
Linda Battle,
dlb@nuz.net,
Georgia

A descendant of Dr...
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Midwest /
Illinois
Robert Pocklington,
docpock@gmail.com,
Illinois
Stories of the Underground Railroad throughout New Jersey and beyond can be found in "The Underground Railroad,Ties That Bound Unveiled...
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Northeast /
New Jersey
Emma Trusty,
emmatrusty@aol.com,
New Jersey

Was The Booth Farm Used to Help Escaped Slaves?

By Tom Fink

President, Junius B...
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Other /
Maryland (outside DC metro area)
Tom Fink,
franlanestudio@verizon.net,
Maryland (outside DC metro area)
In 1984, an interview was published in Spinner, an occasional historical publication focusing on southeastern Massachusetts, in which then Fall River Historical Society curator Florence Brigham cited five stations in Fall River on the Underground Railroad...
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Northeast /
Massachusetts
Kenneth Champlin,
frpoo.blue@yahoomail.com,
Massachusetts
I grew up in Buda (Bureau County), Illinois...
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Midwest /
Illinois
Jay Johnson,
GENOAIL@MSN.COM,
Illinois
The Melendys of Amherst, New Hampshire, the Underground Railroad, and the Anti-Slavery Movement by George Fullerton, Goffstown, New Hampshire The organized antebellum Anti-Slavery movement, calling for the immediate emancipation of slaves within the United States, had its beginnings in 1830 when the journalist William Lloyd Garrison called openly for immediate emancipation of slaves without compensation to the slaveholders (i)...
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Northeast /
New Hampshire
George Fullerton,
gfullerton21@comcast.net,
New Hampshire
I am the great-great-granddaughter of a slave owner in MD, Dr...
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Midwest /
Ohio
Patricia Gunn,
gunn_pa1950@yahoo.com,
Ohio
One of the most fascinating stories of underground railroad activity in U...
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Midwest /
Illinois
Heather Bangert,
h_bangert@hotmail.com,
Illinois
The 1830 farmhouse we live in sits 2 miles south of Oberlin Oh...
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Midwest /
Ohio
Joseph Woodward,
hallauer@eriecoast.com,
Ohio
The National Park Services pays lip service to disability rights...
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Southeast /
Alabama
h humann,
hhumann@hotmail.com,
Alabama
My grandfather, who was born in the early 1850's, told me that he remembered going with his father to deliver the escaping slaves to the next stop on the railroad...
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Midwest /
Wisconsin
Jane Varnum,
JNVarn@attbi.com,
Wisconsin

Regarding the Twelfth Baptist Church referenced in the nps website on the Underground Railroad in Massachusetts paper:  The last I knew there was a very vital Twelfth Baptist Church in the Dudley area of Boston - could this be the same church formerly located at Beacon Hill?  If so, they may have historical records from their early days or people who could give oral traditions...
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Northeast /
Massachusetts
Judy Furness,
judysworld2012@Yahoo.com,
Massachusetts
The Five Points Historic Association invite you to explore the pioneering spirt of many Black Americans in the west and the great state of Colorado...
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InterMountain /
Colorado
Karen Brown Gerdine,
kargerdi3@aol.com,
Colorado
My direct ancestors, the Yowell family, were original landowners in the Hudson's Mill area of Virginia near the Culpeper/Madison County line just north of Route 29...
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Northeast /
Virginia (outside DC metro area)
Marion Gaskins,
lemeilleur47@netscape.com,
Virginia (outside DC metro area)
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANT SERVICES FOR THE SITE DEVELOPMENT/SCHEMATIC DESIGN OF THE MARY MEACHUM FREEDOM CROSSING...
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Midwest /
Missouri
Laura L. Lyon,
lyon@h3studio.com,
Missouri
1. Town/City Hall In January 1834, a small group of abolitionists gathered in the Town Hall (1829-1830) also know as Old City Hall to discuss the formation of the Lowell Anti-Slavery Society...
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Northeast /
Massachusetts
Martha Mayo,
martha_mayo@uml.edu,
Massachusetts
John Hatly Fountain Story The Middlesex Standard - Lowell, Massachusetts John Greenleaf Whittier, editor September 29, 1844 Mr...
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Northeast /
Massachusetts
Martha Mayo,
martha_mayo@uml.edu,
Massachusetts
Charles Turner Torrey Story Massachusetts Charles Turner Torrey born in Scituate, Massachusetts, in 1813, graduated from Yale and became a minister...
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Northeast /
Massachusetts
Martha Mayo,
martha_mayo@uml.edu,
Massachusetts
Elizabeth Lew Story Lowell, Massachusetts HELPED THE SLAVES Lowell Pioneer Woman Who Remembered Scenes of 1837 Lowell Sun - March 1912 Mrs...
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Northeast /
Massachusetts
Martha Mayo,
martha_mayo@uml.edu,
Massachusetts
Factory Girls Lowell, Massachusetts PROVINCIAL FREEMAN Chatham, Canada West June 28, 1856 The following brave sentiments from the "Factory Girls of Lowell, Mass...
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Northeast /
Massachusetts
Martha Mayo,
martha_mayo@uml.edu,
Massachusetts
1. Lowell, Massachusetts Town/City Hall In January 1834, a small group of abolitionists gathered in the Town Hall (built 1829-1830) also know as Old City Hall to discuss the formation of the Lowell Anti-Slavery Society...
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Northeast /
Massachusetts
Martha Mayo,
martha_mayo@uml.edu,
Massachusetts
Nathaniel Booth 1844-1860 Lowell, Massachusetts In 1844, Nathaniel Booth, an escaped slave, settles in Lowell, Massachusetts and opens a barbershop...
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Northeast /
Massachusetts
Martha Mayo,
martha_mayo@uml.edu,
Massachusetts
Nathaniel Booth Story Note: Federal Fugitive Slave Bill passed September 18, 1850 American Citizen - Lowell, Massachusetts October 2, 1850 MANSTEALERS IN LOWELL! We understand that one or more persons were in this city yesterday for the purpose of capturing Mr...
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Northeast /
Massachusetts
Martha Mayo,
martha_mayo@uml.edu,
Massachusetts
John Greenleaf Whittier Autobiography, in Letter form Amesbury, Massachusetts 1882 Dear Friend: I was born on the 17th of December, 1807, in the easterly part of Haverhill, Massachusetts, in the house built by my first American ancestor, two hundred years ago...
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Northeast /
Massachusetts
Martha Mayo,
martha_mayo@uml.edu,
Massachusetts
Alexander P. Burton Story Salem and Lowell, Massachusetts Lowell Morning Mail December 22, 1885 ALEXANDER P...
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Northeast /
Massachusetts
Martha Mayo,
martha_mayo@uml.edu,
Massachusetts
Vermont Chauncey Langdon Knapp (1809—1898) Chauncey Langdon Knapp was Secretary of State in Vermont between 1836 and 1840...
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Northeast /
Massachusetts
Martha Mayo,
martha_mayo@uml.edu,
Massachusetts
I think that i have found a stop in stamford CT in an old church on what was and is known as Atlantic street...
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Northeast /
Connecticut
THOMAS OSTASZEWSKI,
pinehillave@aol.com,
Connecticut
Mary Elizabeth Jones was my great-great grandmother...
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Southeast /
Alabama
Rae Williams,
raesunshin@aol.com,
Alabama
My grandparents owned a farm in Keene, NH...
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Northeast /
New Hampshire
Sarah Barker,
soapmom1@hotmail.com,
New Hampshire
In 1994 after my grandmother's death, I carried an Aunt who had travelled to attend the funeral to meet with Suzy, my late grandmother's neice...
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Southeast /
Florida
Angela Lane,
thelane.family@att.net,
Florida
I need some help about methods of movement from buildings on the underground railroad path...
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Midwest /
Ohio
William Hamill,
ws__hamill@hotmail.com,
Ohio