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Eber Pettit
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Versailles

 This obituary was published in the Evening Observer, Dunkirk, New York, May 14,  1885

Friend Andrew located in 1866 in Eden, NY
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By Douglas H. Shepard

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1856 map of Randolph showing location of Woodworth
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 By Douglas H. Shepard

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Randolph

This information is from: http://orbitist.com/2014/07/07/anti-slavery-activists-in-the-1800s/  Note from Sue M. Cross, Town of Mansfield Historian. Chamberlain is another of the men that helped to free the wife and son of run away slave Joseph (Jo) Norton whose tale is told in Eber Pettit's Sketches in the History of the Underground Railroad, ed. Willard McKinstry, Fredonia, Ny 1879. William Pitt Angel from Ellicottville, NY was another whose signature was on the letter to Hon. E. T.

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Persia

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By Douglas H. Shepard

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Map of Perrysburg showing Samuel Patch's location
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Perrysburg

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 By Douglas H. Shepard

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Map of Perrysburg showing William Cooper's location
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Perrysburg

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By Douglas H. Shepard

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map of Leon 1856 showing Wells location
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Leon Condensory
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In 1886, Jenks and Ross built a creamery or cheese factory at East Leon.  At one time, it was a large plant that received milk from more than 1,000 cows. The same year, Hunt and Caneen erected a two-story building, 30x120, on East Road at Leon Center.  It was known as the Jenks and Ross No. 2 factory.

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One evening, in the fall of 1895, a group of Leon people met in the Albert Ackler Cheese Factory on Wells HIll to discuss organizing a Grange.  It was decided to call Deputy E. C. Ferguson from Conewango for the purpose.  Mr. Ferguson met with these people October 7, 1895 in the Leon Hotel, and from the twenty-two charter members, the following members were elected as its officers:
-Worthy Master - Hiram Crofoot
-Overseer - Harrison Franklin
-Lecturer - Mrs. M.G. Peckham
-Assistant Steward - Mark Gorsline
-Gate Keeper - Aras Wood

Commemorative Monument
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Article from the Dunkirk Observer on June 9, 2011:

LEON - Jodi Oakes, a member of the Leon Historical Social, dedicated the 100-year monument on Memorial Day, May 30.

A Soldiers Monument was dedicated May 30, 1911. It consists of seven pieces of granite, a base 7-feet square, surmounted by a full-size sculptured soldier in honor of soldiers of the Civil War. It is 25-feet tall. Purchased from Frank Forness of Salamanca, it cost about $2,000. Captain Fancher Post 310, G.A.R., Women Relief Corps 156, Senator Albert T Fancher, and friends provided the funds.

Booklet of Poems
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New Albion

The Plumb brothers, Joseph (1791-1870) and Alvin ( 1802-1877) were active abolitionists. Brother Ralph (1795-1865)  may also have been an abolitionist  However, at this time we do not have the documentation to make that claim.

The Jubilee Singers
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Cadiz
Franklinville

Posted by The Villager on June 20, 2013

Remembering George L. White    By Nicholas Pircio

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Ashford
Cattaraugus County

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“The Old Remington Place” in the town of Ashford was a station on the Underground Railroad.  Conductor Joseph Remington spent many years assisting run away slaves on the road to freedom.

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Great Valley
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Former Slave

On February 10th, 1909 Thomas Jefferson Saunders, a well-known barber in Franklinville, passed away in his home on Cherry Street.  He was survived by his wife Nancy and a brother Aaron who lived in Detroit. He was predeceased by his adopted son Charlie.

Tom, as he was known by his friends and customers, was born to a slave couple in Tennessee in 1838. The slave owner, whose name was Rainey, decided that slavery was wrong and took the family to Indiana. There he freed them and helped them get to Canada. 

Sarah Johnson, ex-slave, midwife, resident of Olean, NY
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The African American Center for Cultural Development has a display honoring Sarah Johnson, a run away slave who found a home in Olean, NY and went on to become one of the city of Olean's most venerated citizens.

In 1850, Sarah was the first African-American woman to be deeded a property in Olean, NY.

Article about Sarah Johnson in the Olean Times Herald

 

 

 

1869 Map of Randolph
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Ellicottville

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Individual helping with Freeing Slaves - William Pitt Angel – Ellicottville, NY

Information By Douglas H. Shepard from http://orbitist.com/2014/07/07/anti-slavery-activists-in-the-1800s/

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