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Taylors Island in Dorchester County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

New Revived Church-Family & Faith Connections

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway

 
 
New Revived Church-Family & Faith Connections Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 28, 2014
1. New Revived Church-Family & Faith Connections Marker
Inscription. Founded in 1876 as Jefferson Methodist Episcopal Church, New Revived United Methodist Church was one of five African American congregations established in this vicinity between 1864 and 1880. These churches were rooted in faith communities that had thrived long before emancipation. Connected by rugged logging roads and well worn footpaths, free and enslaved families and associates would meet to share meals, prayers, and limited socializing.

Harriet Tubman’s own life confirmed these close community ties. Her enslaved brother William Henry married a free woman named Harriet Ann Parker, who lived near here with her parents and siblings. During the Christmas holiday of 1854, William Henry escaped and made his way to St. Catherine’s, Canada. Soon after, his wife and their two sons followed him. Their journeys north along the Underground Railroad were all secretly arranged and guided by Harriet Tubman, who had fled slavery five years earlier but felt compelled to help others escape too.

“ Twant me, ‘twas the Lord. I always told Him, ‘I trust to you. I don’t know where to go or what to do, but I expect you to lead me,’ and He always did.”
Harriet Tubman

(Inscription under the photo at the top)
Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000) ARS, NY-Harriet Tubman and the Promised Land, #4; A Mother Tells the Story of Moses,

New Revived Church-Family & Faith Connections Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 28, 2014
2. New Revived Church-Family & Faith Connections Marker
1967. Gouache and tempra on paper, 11 ½” x 11 ¼” Hampton University Museum, Hampton, VA-Image credit: The Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation/Art Resource, NY
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway marker series.
 
Location. 38° 28.416′ N, 76° 16.482′ W. Marker is in Taylors Island, Maryland, in Dorchester County. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4350 Smithville Road, Taylors Island MD 21669, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of the Ice Mound (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Becky Phipps (approx. 1.1 miles away); Trapped (approx. 1.1 miles away); First School House (approx. 1.9 miles away); Chapel of Ease Old Trinity Episcopal Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); Bethlehem Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); Malone's Church-Ties that Bind (approx. 3.4 miles away); Madison-Preparing for Freedom (approx. 3.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Taylors Island.
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican Americans
 
New Revived Church image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 28, 2014
3. New Revived Church
Driving Tour-Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 7, 2014
4. Driving Tour-Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway
New Revived Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, August 20, 2016
5. New Revived Church Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 295 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   5. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on August 25, 2016.
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