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

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Record #6 from Abstracts from William Still's Underground Railroad

Traveler's Names Aaron Cornish, wife with 6 children
Age 35
Origin- Town/City Cambridge
Origin- County Dorchester
Origin- State Maryland
Destination Canada
Slaveowner's Name Levi D. Traverse
Chapter Title The Arrivals of a Single Month
Page Number 99-101
Other Travelers Aaron Cornish his wife with 6 children; Solomon; George Anthony; Joseph, Edward James; Perry Lake with nameless babe; Kit Anthony his wife Leah and children; Adam, Mary and Murray; Joseph Hill his wife Mary and son Henry also Joseph's sister; Marshall Dutton; and George Light
Other Conductors
Additional Names Wife's name Daffney
Method of Travel
Additional Resources Ad from the Cambridge Democrat November 4 1857 $300 Reward --- Ran away from the subscriber, from the neighborhood of Town Point, on Saturday night, the 24th inst, my negro man, Aaron Cornish, about 35 years old. He is about five feet ten inches high, black, good-looking, rather pleasant countenance, and carries himself with a confident manner. He went off with his wife Daffney, a negro woman belonging to Reuben E. Phillips. I will give the above reward if taken out of the county, and $200 if taken in the county; in either case to be lodged in Cambridge Jail. October 25, 1857 Levi D. Traverse
Items in Possession Weapons of defense: three revolvers, three barreled pistols, three single barreled pistols, three sword-canes four butcher knives, one bowie knife and one paw (weapon with iron prongs, four inches long, to be grasped with the hand and used in close encounter) provisions for one day
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