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Oney Escapes!

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, March 14, 2020
1. Oney Escapes! Marker
Inscription.  Still a fugitive in her seventies, Ona Judge Staines (earlier called Oney Judge) tells the story of her enslavement in the President's House and her escape to freedom, in 1796, to New Hampshire, where she married John Staines and had three children.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansWomen. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1796.
 
Location. 39° 57.034′ N, 75° 9.009′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker can be reached from Market Street (County Road 2004) just east of South 6th Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chef Hercules (here, next to this marker); Contagion and Liberty (a few steps from this marker); The President's House Site 1790-1800 (a few steps from
Oney Escapes! Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, March 14, 2020
2. Oney Escapes! Marker
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this marker); Archeology Methods and Interpretation (a few steps from this marker); The President's House - Washington and Adams (a few steps from this marker); Enslaved Africans in the Household of George and Martha Washington (a few steps from this marker); Mount Vernon to Philadelphia (a few steps from this marker); The Keeper of the House (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 15, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 15, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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