Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History & Culture Enduring Connections: Exploring Delmarva's Black History

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Record #33 from Abstracts from William Still's Underground Railroad

Traveler's Names James Rhoads
Age 23
Description medium size, dark color, intelligent, and manly
Origin- Town/City Perryville
Origin- County Queen Anne's
Origin- State Maryland
Destination Canada
Slaveowner's Name John P. Dellum
Chapter Title Eight Arrivals
Page Number 145
Other Travelers James Massey, Perry Henry Trusty, George Rhoads, James Rhoads, George Washington, Sarah Elizabeth Rhoads and child, Mary Elizabeth Stevenson
Other Conductors
Additional Names wife and child
Method of Travel
Additional Resources
Items in Possession
Full Narrative JAMES RHOADS, brother of George, was twenty-three years of age, medium size, dark color, intelligent and manly, and would doubtless have brought, in the Richmond market, $1700. Fortunately he brought his wife and child with him. James was also held by the same task-master who held George. Often had he been visited with severe stripes, and had borne his full share of suffering from his master.

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