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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
(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, 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
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans. In addition, it is included in the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway series list.
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. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 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); Chapel of Ease (approx. 1.8 miles away); Old Schoolhouse (approx. 1.8 miles away); Grace Episcopal Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); First School House (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Chapel of Ease (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Taylors Island.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 10, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 404 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 10, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. 5, 6, 7. submitted on March 15, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 8. submitted on August 25, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.