Enslavement on the Eastern Shore
Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, was born 200 years ago in Talbot County, Maryland. At the time of his birth, his mother Harriet Bailey was an enslaved woman, owned by Captain Aaron Anthony. Therefore young Frederick was also enslaved by Capt. Anthony. They were brought up at Col. Edward Lloyd’s Wye Plantation, where Aaron Anthony was the manager of the property.
Inventory of Aaron Anthony's estate
Capt. Aaron Anthony died in 1826 and his property was divided between his son Andrew Anthony and son-in-law Thomas Auld. Frederick became the property of Thomas Auld, husband of Captain Anthony’s daughter Lucretia. He was sent from Talbot County to live with the Auld’s in Baltimore.