African American History from Lawrence County Ohio
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Compiled by: Martha J. (Kounse) Martin, Sharon Kouns, and others
- Aleck Tolliver Who Remembered Slave Tunnel Into Ohio, Dies
- Old Aleck, Horse Lover and Ex-Slave Has Rich Memory: Take His Word For It “You Can’t Beat the Ponies”
- Slavery, Society News, etc. Found in Old Newspapers
- More Slave Stories from Old Newspapers
- Obituaries of former slaves: Albert Holt, Benjamin Reynolds, Uncle Mose, Mrs. Matilda Johnson, “Uncle” Tom McCaffney
- Obituary of Lewis Brooks Sr., tells of his home being on the underground railway.
- General Muster, Hotel Incidents, etc.. – Short Story
- How Some Runaway Slaves Were Not Caught – Short Story
- Who Killed Andrew Boggs – Short Story
- James Ditcher, An Underground Railroad Conductor Interviewed
- The First Iron Furnace This story tells about a runaway slave killing John Bruce; also speaks of Thomas W. Means being an abolitionist.
- Bloody Affair “This story was found in the Oregon Spectator Newspaper, December 12, 1850. The paper quotes the Ohio Journal. The actual incident happened July 15, 1850. As the Ironton Register didn’t begin until August 1, 1850, this is a part of history that would have been lost forever had these newspapermen not recorded it in the far west.”