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Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway
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.”
(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,
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. Touch 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Taylors Island.
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 10, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 316 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 10, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. 5. submitted on August 25, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.