Beneath the Underground: The Flight to Freedom. Icons used in advertisements for runaway slaves by the Planter's Advocate (P.G. Co., ca. 1850s)
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  • The names included on the antebellum Maryland maps are men and women who owned property. They most likely paid a fee to the map-maker to have their names included. Unfortunately, maps with property owners listed only exist for thirteen of Maryland's counties. These maps allow us to place thousands of the more well-off members of Antebellum Maryland society. As property owners in antebellum Maryland, many of those included on the maps were likely to have owned slaves. When possible, the Maryland State Archives performs research to connect the names of slaves with their owners in order to locate enslaved as well as free residents of Antebellum Maryland. These maps provide historians and genealogists with a powerful new tool for research.

    Maryland State Penitentiary , Jail

    Accomplices to slave flight imprisoned in the Maryland State Penitentiary:

    (Allegany County)   James Harris

    (Anne Arundel County)
    Peter Boston   Joseph Boley  Abraham Brogden  Robert Fisher  Greenbury Gray  Wesley Green  Mary Toogood  John O'Reilly  James Brown

    (Baltimore County)
    Mary Ann Coates  John Robinson  James Wilson  Joseph Sinnett  Charles T. Torrey

    (Baltimore City)
    George Banks  Stephen Chambers  Gideon Gross  Charles Manoka  Thomas Skinner  Henry Williams  James Wilson

    (Charles County) Mark Caesar  Caleb Day

    (Dorchester County) Hugh Hazlett  William Hill

    (Frederick County) David Bruce   Charles Hill  Lorenzo Penn  Zachariah Shaw

    (Harford County) Daniel Cramer

    (Montgomery County) James Curtis

    (Prince George's County) Charles Heise

    (Queen Anne's County) Robert Allen  Phoebe Myers

    (Saint Mary's County) Cavah Cole

    (Washington County) Joseph Bowers  Otho Snyder

    (Worcester County) Joseph Hudson


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