1848--Freedom for Arthur Barkshire


1848--Freedom for Arthur Barkshire
Event type
Son of Samuel Barkshire and Frances Harriet Newman. He was born in 1825 into slavery in Boone County (Ky.) and was owned by the Barkshire family before being transferred to the holding of Joseph and Nancy Hawkins in Rising Sun by 1836. He was manumitted in 1848. As an official free person of color, he was a conductor for the UGRR and helped freedom seekers find a path to Canada. He served in the Civil war and died in 1864.
African American(s): Arthur Barkshire; Samuel Barkshire; Frances Harriet Newman
Barkshire, Arthur
Barkshire, Samuel
Newman, Frances Harriet
Slave holder(s): Barkshire, Dickey; Hawkins, Joseph; Hawkins, Nancy
Barkshire, Dickey
Hawkins, Joseph
Hawkins, Nancy
Related resource
Berkshire family
Hawkins family
Newman family
Bibliographic citation
Ohio County, IN, Deed Book B, page 425
Ohio County Wills, V. 2, page 28

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Items with "Participant in: 1848--Freedom for Arthur Barkshire"
Title Class
Barkshire, Arthur Person
Barkshire, Dickey Person
Barkshire, Samuel Person
Hawkins, Joseph Person
Hawkins, Nancy Person
Newman, Frances Harriet Person