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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 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 28, 2014
1. New Revived Church 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
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to lead me,' and He always did."

— Harriet Tubman

 
Erected by America's Byways; Maryland Heritage Area Authority. (Marker Number 12.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansChurches & ReligionWomen. In addition, it is included in the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1876.
 
Location. 38° 28.416′ N, 76° 16.482′ W. Marker is on 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.
 
New Revived Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), August 27, 2022
2. New Revived Church Marker
New Revived Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 28, 2014
3. New Revived Church Marker
New Revived Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, March 5, 2018
4. New Revived Church Marker
New Revived Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 28, 2014
5. New Revived Church
New Revived Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, March 5, 2018
6. New Revived Church
New Revived Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, August 20, 2016
7. New Revived Church Cemetery
 
 
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 534 times since then and 4 times this year. 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 March 15, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   5. submitted on November 10, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   6. submitted on March 15, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   7. submitted on August 25, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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