Friday, May 2, 2014

Montgomery County Underground Railroad

James B. Elmore used this picture in his book
Twenty-Five Years in Jackville (pub. 1903).
This house was used by Joab Elliott for the purpose of assisting runaway slaves. The home was  built in 1830 and located 1/2 mile north of Alamo in Ripley Township. After this "stop," Abijah O'Neal [Yountsville area] would help before John Speed and Fisher Doherty [Crawfordsville area] would foster those seeking freedom.

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