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

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Record #70 from Abstracts from William Still's Underground Railroad

Traveler's Names Isaac Reed
Origin- Town/City
Origin- County
Origin- State Maryland
Destination Canada
Slaveowner's Name Sarah Ann Burgess and Benjamin Franklin Houston
Chapter Title Captain F. arrive with nine passengers
Page Number 319
Other Travelers Perry Shephard, Isaac Reed, George Sperryman, Valentine Spires, Daniel Green, James Johnson and wife Harriett, Henry Cooper, William Israel Smith, Anna Dorsey
Other Conductors
Additional Names
Method of Travel
Additional Resources
Items in Possession
Full Narrative PERRY SHEPHARD and ISAAC REED reported themselves as having fled from the Eastern Shore of Maryland ; that they had there been held to service or Slavery by Sarah Ann Burgess, and Benjamin Franklin Houston, from whom they fled. No incidents of slave life or travel were recorded, save that Perry left his wife Milky Ann, and two children, Nancy and Rebecca (free). Also Isaac left his wife, Hester Ann Louisa, and the following named children : Philip Henry, Harriet Ann and Jane Elizabeth.

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