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

Malone's Church

Ties that Bind

 

— Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway —

 
Malone's Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 28, 2014
1. Malone's Church Marker
Inscription.  
Harriet Tubman was born nearby on Harrisville Road at the Anthony Thompson plantation around 1822, where Thompson enslaved her father, Ben Ross, and about 40 other people. While Tubman’s roots began near here, she moved to Bucktown during her early childhood and returned to the area as a teen. In this place, she felt the nurturing bonds of family, faith and community.

Hired to the Stewart family, Tubman began working with her father in these woods, cutting timber and floating it along Stewart’s Canal to Parson’s Creek and Madison. Tubman’s brothers worked here too. Free black laborers timbered and farmed this land also, establishing a blended community of enslaved and free black families. According to local tradition, this is where Harriet met her free husband, John Tubman.

Following the Civil War, this African-American community established Malone’s Methodist Episcopal Church, named after Jeremiah Malone who deeded the property in 1864, formalizing community and faith ties that existed long before.
 
Erected by America's Byways; Maryland Heritage Area Authority. (Marker Number
Malone's Church Marker [Reverse] image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, August 27, 2022
2. Malone's Church Marker [Reverse]
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Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansChurches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1822.
 
Location. 38° 29.502′ N, 76° 13.014′ W. Marker is in Madison, Maryland, in Dorchester County. Marker is on White Marsh Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4573 White Marsh Road, Madison MD 21648, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gethsemane Methodist Protestant Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Madison (approx. 1.2 miles away); Trinity P.E. Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); Writer, War Strategist, Enigma (approx. 2.8 miles away); Walk the Old Trinity Heritage Trail (approx. 2.8 miles away); New Revived Church (approx. 3.4 miles away); Finding Freedom (approx. 3.6 miles away); Treaty Oak (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
Also see . . .  Malon's M. E. Church. Maryland Historical Trust Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties Form (Submitted on November 20, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Malone's Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 28, 2014
3. Malone's Church Marker
Malone's Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, August 27, 2022
4. Malone's Church Marker
Malone's Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 28, 2014
5. Malone's Church
Parson's Creek image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 28, 2014
6. Parson's Creek
Malone's Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, November 19, 2018
7. Malone's Church
Cornerstone<br>Malones M. E. Church 1895 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, November 19, 2018
8. Cornerstone
Malones M. E. Church 1895
Moses Tubman image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, November 19, 2018
9. Moses Tubman
Died March 18, 1894
Aged
72 Years
I have fought the good fight
I have finished my course
I have kept the faith
Emeline image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, November 19, 2018
10. Emeline
Wife of
Moses Tubman
Died Aug. 1884
Aged 62 Years
We Will Meet Again
John Travis<br>Co. D.<br>4 U.S.C.Inf. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, November 19, 2018
11. John Travis
Co. D.
4 U.S.C.Inf.
Malone's Church and Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 28, 2014
12. Malone's Church and Cemetery
Harrisville/Malone Cemetery Maintenance Fund Inc.
Our Mission is to preserve the history and continue to educate the surrounding communities near and far of the breathtaking African American heritage of our ancestors from the Harrisville/Madison and neighboring areas. To tell the stories of their faith, strength and love for their church, families and communities.

Donations are greatly appreciated, send to:
Harrisville/Malone Cemetery Maintenance Fund Inc.
P.O. Box 143 Woolford, Maryland 21677
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 10, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 566 times since then and 78 times this year. Last updated on November 20, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on November 10, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   2. submitted on August 30, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3. submitted on November 10, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   4. submitted on August 30, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   5, 6. submitted on November 10, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   7, 8. submitted on November 20, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   9, 10, 11. submitted on December 20, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   12. submitted on November 10, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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Nov. 27, 2022