Underground Railroad: The Encyclopedia of People, Places & Organizations, 1st Edition

  • Mary Ellen Snodgrass
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  • ISBN-10: 0765682044
  • ISBN-13: 9780765682048
  • DDC: 973.7115
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 872 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released January 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Overview

This is the most complete reference on the Underground Railroad ever published. It includes full coverage of the Railroad in both the United States and Canada, which was the ultimate destination of many of the escaping slaves. The Underground Railroad: An Encyclopedia of People, Places, and Operations explores the people, places, writings, laws, and organizations that made this network possible. More than 1,500 entries detail the families and personalities involved in the operation, and sidebars extract primary source materials for longer entries. This encyclopedia features extensive supporting materials, including maps with actual Underground Railroad escape routes, photos, a chronology, genealogies of those involved in the operation, a listing of Underground Railroad operatives by state or Canadian province, a "passenger" list of escaping slaves, and primary and secondary source bibliographies.

Table of Contents

Cover Page.
Half Title.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Preface.
Introduction.
Maps.
1: Abbott, George (1817–1916), Abbott, Ruth S. Baker (1826–1916).
2: Abbott, James Burnett (1818–1897) Abbott, Elizabeth Ann Watrous (1831–1920).
3: abolitionism.
4: abolitionist newspapers.
5: Abraham (ca. 1787–?).
6: Adams, David (1826–1913).
7: Adams, Elias Smith (1799–1863) Adams, Susan Merritt (1801–1866).
8: Adams, George Willison (1799–1879), Adams, Clarissa Hopkins Shaff (ca. 1805–1850).
9: Adams, James (fl. 1820s).
10: Adams, John Quincy (1767–1848).
11: Adams, Robert S. (fl. 1830s–1840s).
12: Adler, Leibman (1818–1892).
13: African Methodist Episcopal Church.
14: Africanus, Edward C. (1821–1850).
15: agents, Underground Railroad.
16: Agler, Margaret Van Gundy (1770–1843).
17: Agnew, Allen (1796–1869), Agnew, Maria Pierson (1810–1870).
18: Alcott, Louisa May (1832–1888).
19: Alexander, John (1813–?).
20: Allen, Abraham (1798–1867), Allen, Cata Howland (1800–1866).
21: Allen, Nathaniel Topliff (1832–1903), Allen, Caroline Swift Bassett (1831–1913).
22: Allen, Richard (1760–1831).
23: Allen, Robert (1793–?).
24: Allen, Samuel (1825–1910) Allen, Mary Gilmore (1829–1874).
25: Allinson, William James (1810–1874).
26: Alston, John (1794–1874).
27: American Anti-Slavery Society.
28: American Revolution.
29: Ames, Orson (1799–1867), Ames, Harlow (ca. 1804–1880), Ames, Leonard, Jr. (1818–ca. 1893).
30: Amistad.
31: Amos, James Ralston (1824–1864), Amos, Thomas Henry (1826–1869).
32: Anderson, Elijah (1808–1861).
33: Anderson, George (fl. 1850s).
34: Anderson, John (ca. 1831–?).
35: Anderson, Matthew (1845–1928), Anderson, Caroline Virginia Still Wiley (1848–1919).
36: Anderson, Osborne Perry (1830–1872).
37: Anderson, William J. (1811–?).
38: Andrew, John Albion (1818–1867).
39: Andrews, John H. (fl. 1860s).
40: Anthony, Abial F. (1840–ca. 1936).
41: Anthony, Mason (1803–1873), Anthony, Elihu (1768–1863).
42: Anthony, Susan Brownell (1820–1906).
43: Anti-Slavery Convention of American Women.
44: anti-slavery fairs.
45: Anti-Slavery Society of Canada.
46: Archer, Thomas (1833–1913).
47: Armstead, Rosetta (fl. 1850s).
48: Arnold, Joseph (1832–1904), Arnold, Tacy Smith (1834–1870).
49: Ashley, James Mitchell (1823–1896).
50: Atcheson, George (1793–1877) Atcheson, Margaret McClellan (1801–?).
51: Atkinson, Abigail Oren (1795–1876) Atkinson, Cephas (1790–1860).
52: Avery, Charles A. (1784–1858).
53: Avery, Egbert (1829–1907), Avery, Harriet King (1832–?).
54: Avery, Frances Mehitable Stanton (1807–1870), Avery, George A. (1803–1856).
55: Babbitt, William D. (1823–?) Babbitt, Elizabeth H. (1826–?).
56: Baer, William (fl. 1850s).
57: Bailey, Gamaliel (1807–1859).
58: Bailey, Josiah (1828–?), Bailey, William (fl. 1850s).
59: Baker, Thomas (1809–1863), Baker, Eunice Harris (1814–1891).
60: Baldridge, Andrew (1837–?).
61: Baldwin, John, Sr. (1799–1884) and Baldwin, Mary (fl. 1820s–1870s).
62: Baldwin, Roger Sherman (1793–1863).
63: Baldwin, William (1825–1888) and Baldwin, Harriett Ann Hughson (1833–?).
64: Baltimore, Priscilla (1801–1882) and Baltimore, John (fl. 1820–1840s).
65: Banks, Elizabeth (1830–?).
66: Banks, George (1835–?).
67: Baquaqua, Mahommah Gardo (ca. early 1820s—after 1857).
68: Barber, Amy Clark (fl. 1830s) and Barber, Joseph (fl. 1830s).
69: Bardwell, John Payne (1803–1871) and Bardwell, Cornelia C. Bishop (1815–1894).
70: Barker, David (1794–1886) and Barker, Pennsylvania Herendeen (1796–1877).
71: Barker, Jacob (1779–1871) and Barker, Elizabeth Hazard (1783–1861).
72: Barnard, Alonzo (1817–1905) and Barnard, Sarah Philena Babcock (1819–1853).
73: Barnard (Eusebius, Sarah Painter, and Sarah Marsh) Family.
74: Barnard, Joanna Pennock (1828–1866) and Barnard, Vincent S. (1825–1871).
75: Barnard, Sarah Darlington (1807–1881) and Barnard, Simon (1802–1886).
76: Barnes, Isaac O. (1798–?).
77: Barnes, John B. (1807–1893) and Barnes, Sophronia King (1805–ca. 1880s).
78: Barrows, Justin Spaulding (1829–1905) and Barrows, Adeline E. Newell (1831–ca. 1910).
79: Bartlett, George (1798–1887) and Bartlett, Ruth Bartlett (1802–?).
80: Bartley, Mordecai (1783–1870).
81: Bassett, Bayless S. (1821–1902) and Bassett, Esther Eliza Crandall (1831–1891).
82: Batcheldor, Joseph B. (1818–1845) and Batcheldor, Louisa Ann (1818–1845).
83: Bateman, Warner Mifflin (1827–1897) and Bateman, Ella Louise Snowbridge (1831–?).
84: Baylis, William (ca. 1813–1881).
85: Bayne, Thomas (ca. 1821–1888).
86: Beale, Charlotte Hoopes (1813–?) and Beale, Joseph H. (1812–1883).
87: Beard, David (1774–1849) and Beard, Rebecca Brown (1778–1858).
88: Beard, William (1788–1873) and Beard, Rachel Pierson (1789–1856).
89: Bearse, Austin (1808–1881).
90: Beasley, Alfred (1803–1868).
91: Beck, Isaac M. (1811–1890) and Beck, Cassandra Graham Lamb (1807–1901).
92: Beckley, Guy (1803–1847).
93: Beebe, Asa (ca. 1792–1878) and Beebe, Mary Whipple (?–1878).
94: Beecher, Henry Ward (1813–1887).
95: Bell, Charles R. (1827–1912).
96: Bell, David Williamson (1794–1873) and Bell, Charles A. (1840–1864).
97: Bell, James Patterson (1748–1834).
98: Bell, Lavinia (fl. 1840s–1860s).
99: Bell, Philip Alexander (1808–1889).
100: Beloved (1987).
101: Beman, Jehiel C. (1789–1858), Beman, Nancy Scott (fl. 1830s–1850s) and Beman, Amos Gerry (1812–1894).
102: Benedict, Aaron Lancaster (ca. 1804–1867), Benedict, Livius (fl. 1840s–1850s) and Benedict, Mordecai (1845–1927).
103: Benedict, Reuben (1768–1850s) and Benedict, Anna T. Stevens (1770–1831).
104: Benjamin, Jacob (1817–1863).
105: Benson, Benjamin (fl. 1810s).
106: Benson, Catharine K. Stetson (1809–1890) and Benson, George W. (?–1864).
107: Berry, Amanda (1837–1915), Berry, Mariam Matthews (fl. 1840s) and Berry, Samuel (fl. 1840s).
108: Beveridge, John Lowrie (1824–1910) and Beveridge, Helen Mar Judson (1829–1909).
109: Bezan, Jacob (1790–?), Bezan, Martha (1795–?) and Bezan, George (fl. 1830s–1840s).
110: Bias, James Joshua Gould (?–1860) and Bias, Eliza (fl. 1850s).
111: Bibb, Henry Walton (1815–1854) and Bibb, Mary E. Miles (ca. 1828–1877).
112: Bickerdyke, Mary Ann Ball (1817–1901).
113: Bigelow, Ann Hagar (1813–1898) and Bigelow, Francis Edwin (1809–1873).
114: Bigelow, Jacob (1790–1865).
115: Bigelow, Lucius (1802–ca. 1870) and Bigelow, Susan Ann Moser (1814–ca. 1880).
116: Biggs, Basil (1819–1906) and Biggs, Mary Jackson (fl. 1840s).
117: Bird, Harry (fl. 1830s).
118: Birney, James Gillespie (1792–1857).
119: Black, Leonard (1814–?).
120: black soldiers.
121: Blackburn, Lucie (?–1895) and Blackburn, Thornton (ca. 1814–1890).
122: Blanchard, Ira D. (1808–1872) and Blanchard, Mary Walton (1807–1864).
123: Blanchard, Jonathan (1811–1892) and Blanchard, Mary Avery Bent (1819–1890).
124: Bliss, George Ripley (1816–1893), Bliss, Lucy Ripley (1843–1935) and Bliss, Mary Ann Raymond (1821–1912).
125: Blockson, Charles LeRoy (1933–).
126: Blodgett, Avis Dodge (1796–1882) and Blodgett, Israel Porter (1779–1861).
127: bloodhounds.
128: Bloss, William Clough (1795–1863) and Bloss, Mary Bangs Blossom (1799–1879).
129: Blue, Abner (1819–1894), Blue, Harriet N. Clay (?–1859) and Blue, Eliza N. Doolittle (1838–1921).
130: Bodwell, Lewis (1827–1894).
131: Bogue, Stephen A. (1790–1868) and Bogue, Hannah Bonine East (1798–ca. 1870s).
132: Boileau, Nathaniel Brittain (1762–1850), Boileau, Hesther Leech (1767–1797) and Boileau, Ann Leech (1761–1834).
133: Bolding, John A. (1823–1899).
134: Boley, Joseph (fl. 1860s).
135: Bond, Emily Hockett (1811–1892) and Bond, John H. (1807–1897).
136: Bondi, August (1833–1907) and Bondi, Henrietta Einstein (1833–1900).
137: Bonsall, Abraham (1764–1840), Bonsall, Mary Andrews (1764–?), Bonsall, Susan P. Johnson (1794–1847) and Bonsall, Thomas (1797–1882).
138: Bonsall, Daniel (1802–1879), Bonsall, Martha W. Sharp (1805–1841) and Bonsall, Ann Hoopes (1801–1865).
139: Booth, Griffin (1811–1889).
140: Booth, Sherman Miller (1812–1904).
141: Borden, Nathaniel Briggs (1801–1865) and Borden, Sarah Gould Buffum (1805–1854).
142: Boston, Peter (1770–?).
143: Bouchet, Susan Cooley (1818–1920) and Bouchet, William Francis (1817–?).
144: Boude, Thomas (1752–1822) and Boude, Alice Amelia Atlee (1763–1824).
145: Boulware, John B. (1819–?).
146: bounty hunters.
147: Bowditch, Henry Ingersoll (1808–1892).
148: Bowditch, Sarah Rhea Higginson (1819–1919) and Bowditch, William Ingersoll (1819–1909).
149: Bowen, Abraham (1803–1889) and Bowen, Sarah Ann Read (1804–1891).
150: Bowen, Henry Chandler (1813–1896) and Bowen, Lucy Maria Tappan (1825–1863).
151: Bowers, James L. (1815–1882) and Bowers, Rebecca Lower (1807–1842).
152: Bowers, Joseph (ca. 1826–?).
153: Bowlus, Henry (1810–ca. 1896), Bowlus, Catharine Keller (1811–1848) and Bowlus, Rebecca Catharine Williamson (1824–1891).
154: Boyd, Eliza E. Bennett (fl. 1830s–ca. 1898) and Boyd, Rufus, Jr. (1805–1883).
155: Boyer, Jacob Matthias (1835–?).
156: Boynton, Charles Brandon (1806–1883).
157: Bradford, Arthur Bullus (1810–1899), Bradford, Elizabeth Wickes (1813–?), Bradford, Oliver Bloomfield (1837–1905) and Bradford, Ruth Bullus (1841–1928).
158: Bradford, Moses (1819–1898) and Bradford, Mary Eleanor Van Horn (ca. 1828–1888).
159: Bradley, James (ca. 1819–?).
160: Bragdon, George Lindsay (1805–1879) and Bragdon, Eliza S. Salisbury (1805–1893).
161: Brand, Joseph C. (1810–1897).
162: Brewster, Silas Wadsworth (1813–1882) and Brewster, Mary Ann Walden (1811–1890).
163: Bridge, Bezaleel, Jr. (1808–1863) and Bridge, Emily Sophia Bagley (1818–1854).
164: Bridge, Jonathan Davis (1812–1856) and Bridge, Abigail Learnard Bullard (1811–1893).
165: Bridgman, Edward P. (1834–1915).
166: Brillinger, Jacob (1802–?) and Brillinger, Magdalena (1811–?).
167: Brinton, Joshua (1811–1892) and Brinton, Mary Emma Passmore (1827–1912).
168: Brisbane, William Henry (1806–1878).
169: British Methodist Episcopal Church.
170: Broadus, Angeline (fl. 1850s) and Broadus, Irvin (fl. 1850s).
171: Brogden, Abraham (1820–?).
172: Brooke, Abraham (1806–1867), Brooke, Elizabeth Lukens (1806–1836) and Brooke, Samuel (1808–1889).
173: Brooks, Mary Merrick (1801–1868) and Brooks, Nathan (1784–1863).
174: Brooks, Susan (ca. 1814–?).
175: Brosius, Mahlon (1797–1863), Brosius, Mary Emma Kent (1800–1870), Brosius, Daniel Kent (1823–1847) and Brosius, Edwin (1825–1885).
176: Brown, Abel (1810–1844) and Brown, Mary Ann Brigham (?–1842).
177: Brown, Charles Henry (1828–?).
178: Brown, Charles Oliver (1848–1941), Brown, Celia Marriett Burrell (fl. 1823–?) and Brown, Oliver May (fl. 1826–?).
179: Brown, Frances Jane Scroggins (1819–1914) and Brown, Thomas Arthur (?–ca. 1891).
180: Brown, Henry “Box” (ca. 1815–after 1875).
181: Brown, Isaac Holmes (1809–1886).
182: Brown, James (1798–?).
183: Brown, Jeremiah (1785–1858), Brown, Ann Kirk (1788–1816), Brown, Mary Kirk (1792–1857) and Brown, Slater (1787–1855).
184: Brown, John (1800–1859).
185: Brown, John “Fed” (ca. 1817–?).
186: Brown, John Mifflin (1817–1893).
187: Brown, Levi (fl. 1850s).
188: Brown, Moses (1738–1836) and Brown, Phebe Waterman (1748–1808).
189: Brown, Paola (1807–1852).
190: Brown, Rachel Milner (fl. 1800s–1820s) and Brown, William (fl. 1800s–1820s).
191: Brown, Thomas (1795–?) and Brown, Mary McClanahan (fl. 1830s–1850s).