1848--Freedom for Woodford Barkshire


1848--Freedom for Woodford Barkshire
Event type
Son of Samuel Barkshire and Frances Harriet Newman. He was born in 1832 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 died in 1868.
African American(s): Woodford Barkshire; Samuel Barkshire; Frances Harriet Newman
Barkshire, Woodford
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, p. 425
Ohio County Wills, V. 2, p. 28
Seventh Census of the United States, 1850
Eighth Census of the United States, 1860
"Underground Railroad: More Western Memories. Piatt Coachman Escapes To Indiana," Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Brooklyn, NY, 24 May 1887

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Items with "Preceding Event: 1848--Freedom for Woodford Barkshire"
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between 1850-1860--Piatt Coachman Escapes to Indiana Event
Items with "Participant in: 1848--Freedom for Woodford Barkshire"
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Barkshire, Dickey Person
Barkshire, Samuel Person
Barkshire, Woodford Person
Hawkins, Joseph Person
Hawkins, Nancy Person
Newman, Frances Harriet Person