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Re: Quaker Underground railroad in Ohio and Mary C Thorne
Posted by: sandra ferguson (ID *****4312) Date: May 29, 2011 at 09:25:45
In Reply to: Re: Quaker Underground railroad in Ohio and Mary C Thorne by tammy kuhn of 4757

I have THE CENTENNIAL HISTORY OF BELMONT COUNTY, OHIO, and there is a chapter on 'some recollections of the underground railroad. The following are names extracted from that chapter;
Ellis B. Steel...Morning View in Pease twp...he was a 'conductor' and these are his recollections.

Richard Naylor and Samuel Cooper (both colored) had a station between Martin's Ferry and Burlington

Joshua Steel....hid folks under the floor of his old barn

Joseph Parker....

Joshua Cope....owned a log flour mill near the headwaters of Glenn's Run

William Robison and asst Geo. Clark

Dr Caleb Cope of Farmington

Henry Cooper...station near Martin's Ferry...he was suspected and in danger of arrest, so he, too, took the railraod to Canada...the same fate for his father...Canada.

Thomas Pointer (colored) succeeded the Coopers.

Tobe Hance, operated a flour mill near Glenn's Run

O. C. Parker conducted the last fugitive slaves from the first station, near Martin's Ferry to Parker's farm....1859

I figure if you do some googles, varying your subject, you'll find a lot on the UGR... maybe even find some books dedicated to their work. Have you contacted the local Historical Societies in the counties you're interested in? I'd imagine they would know of any such books about local
"conductors"....and, keep me posted...this is such a fascinating subject.


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