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The Underground Railroad in Henry County

The State Historical Society of Iowa's collections include county-level inventories of people and places associated with the Underground Railroad. The following have been identified as associated with the Underground Railroad in Henry County:
Inventory of People
Abolitionists
Bereman, SamuelMt. Pleasant Vicinity
Doane, Eleazar BalesSalem
Dugdale, Rev. Joseph A.Mt. Pleasant
Ferguson, Rev.
Frazier, Anna Joy*Salem Township
Frazier, Elihu*Jackson Township
Frazier, Eunice*Tippecanoe Township
Frazier, Francis H.*Salem Township
Frazier, Francis H. Jr.*Salem Township
Frazier, Gideon*? Township
Frazier, John H.*Salem Township
Frazier, John W.*Jackson Township
Frazier, Joseph*Salem Township
Frazier, Levi C.*Salem Township
Frazier, Stephen*Salem Township
Frazier, Thomas*Jackson Township
Frazier, Thomas C.*Jackson Township
Frazier, Thomas Clarkson*Salem
Garretson, Elizabeth P. Goodson*Jackson Township, Salem Vicinity
Garretson, Joel C.*Jackson Township, Salem Vicinity
Gibson, Isaac T.*Salem
Henderson, Duvall W.*Salem
Howe, CharlotteMount Pleasant
Howe, Samuel LukeMount Pleasant
Lewelling, Henderson*Salem
Morris, A. H.Vicinity Unknown
Pierce, Benjamin D.*Vicinity Unknown {See also Jefferson and Jasper Counties}
Pierce, Rachel C. Coppock*{See also Jefferson and Jasper Counties}
Shelledy, Amanda*Lowell
Shelledy, Carey D.*Lowell
Street, AaronSalem
Wilson, HannahSalem Vicinity
Wilson, PatonSalem Vicinity
Anti-Abolitionists
Brown, HenrySalem
Cook, JesseSalem
Dean, Henry Clay*Mount Pleasant
McClure, JamesVicinity Unknown
Slaughter, SamuelVicinity Unknown
Walker, GeorgeSalem
Walker, JohnSalem
Walker, MarthaSalem
Walker, MarySalem
Walker, WilliamSalem
Anti-Slavery
Carney, Rachel
Cole, Rev. William R.
Collins, PeterSalem
Crane, EberVicinity Unknown
Dean, Henry Clay*Mount Pleasant
Hicks, Rev. W. H.Denmark
Hoag, Joseph D.Salem, East Grove Meeting
Laird, JosephVicinity Unknown
Lamb, Jacob*Conductor from Libertyville to Salem; See also Jefferson County
McMillen, Amos W.Vicinity Unknown
Shriner, Mary SiveterSalem
Shriner, Dr. TheodoreSalem
Vernon, J. B.Vicinity Unknown
Walter, Rev. BennettVicinity Unknown
Way, PaulSalem
Wiegand, Frederick L.Hillsboro
Winslow, AnnCedar Creek Meeting, Tippecanoe Township
Winslow, MatthewCedar Creek Meeting, Tippecanoe Township
Woolman, MargaretVicinity Unknown
Woolson, Anna E.Vicinity Unknown
Associated with John Brown
Wiegand, Frederick L.Hillsboro
Conductors/Station Agents
Carney, RachelVicinity Unknown
Cole, Rev. William R.Vicinity Unknown
Collins, PeterSalem
Crane, EberVicinity Unknown
Dugdale, Rev. Joseph A.Mount Pleasant
Dugdale, RuthMount Pleasant
Frazier Family, Misc.
Frazier, Anna Joy*Salem Township
Frazier, Elihu*Jackson Township
Frazier, Eunice*Tippecanoe Township
Frazier, Francis H. Jr.*Salem Township
Frazier, Joseph*Salem Township
Frazier, Stephen*Salem Township
Frazier, Thomas*Jackson Township
Frazier, Thomas Clarkson*Salem
Ferguson, Rev.Vicinity Unknown
Garretson, Elizabeth P. Goodson*Jackson Township, Salem Vicinity
Garretson, Joel C.*Jackson Township, Salem Vicinity
Gibson, Isaac T.*Salem
Henderson, Duvall W.*Salem
Hicks, Rev. W. H.Denmark
Hoag, Joseph D.Salem, East Grove Meeting
Howe, CharlotteVicinity Unknown
Howe, Samuel L.Mount Pleasant
Kellum, NathanSalem
Kellum, RachelSalem
Laird, JosephVicinity Unknown
Lamb, Jacob*Conductor from Li bertyville to Salem; See also Jefferson County
Lewelling, Henderson*Salem
McMillen, Amos W.Vicinity Unknown
Morris, A. H.Vicinity Unknown
Pierce, Benjamin D.*Vicinity Unknown {See also Jefferson and Jasper Counties}
Pierce, Rachel C. Coppock*Vicinity Unknown {See also Jefferson and Jasper Counties}
Shelledy, Carey D.*Lowell
Shriner, Mary SiveterSalem
Shriner, Dr. TheodoreSalem
Vernon, J. B.Vicinity Unknown
Way, PaulSalem
Winslow, MatthewTippecanoe Township
Woolman, MargaretVicinity Unknown
Woolson, Anna E.Vicinity Unknown
Freedom Seekers
Fulcher, DorcasSalem
Fulcher, JuliaSalem
Fulcher, SamSalem
Miller, DouglassMount Pleasant
Smith, HarrietMount Pleasant
Walker, GeorgeSalem
Walker, JohnSalem
Walker, MarthaSalem
Walker, MarySalem
Walker, WilliamSalem
Walker, (?)Salem
Unknown Status
Baldwin, MosesSalem Township
Bruce, Richard P.Douglas Township (not in Henry Co.)
Button, AlbertVicinity Unknown
Comer, JamesSalem
Cook, WilliamSalem, Salem Township
Coppock, SidneyHenry County
Cory, BenjaminVicinity Unknown
Dorland, HenrySalem
Frazier, HannahJackson Township
Frazier, James? Township
Frazier, Thomas StanleyVicinity Unknown
Frazier, RuthJackson Township
Garrison, EphraimMount Pleasant
Gilcherson, WyncoopGrand River
Harris FamilySalem
Hobson, PeterSalem
Hockett, Ann FrazierSee also Hardin and Marshall Counties
Hockett, John S.See also Hardin and Marshall Counties
Jessup, EliVicinity Unknown
John, ElijahVicinity Unknown
John, WilliamSalem
Johnson, RubenVicinity Unknown
Mendenahll, ?Salem
Overton, DruryVicinity Unknown
Pickering, John H.Salem
Pidgeon, IsaacSalem Township
Purvis, MosesSalem
Scarborough, John L.Salem
Inventory of Places
Anti-Slavery Meeting Hall*Salem
"Bee-Hive"*Salem
Collins-Bond House*Salem
National Register of Historic Places #10000869
Iowa Site Inventory #44-01561
Finley Chapel*Jefferson Township
Frazier-Hiatt Farm*Jackson Township
Henderson Lewelling HouseSalem
National Register of Historic Places #82002620
National Network to Freedom
Henry County Salem General*
Joel C. Garretson Property*
Photos of Salem People and Placesat Lewelling Quaker Museum
Ruel Daggs Case*Land transfers, participants,
articles by George Frazee, miscellaneous
Second Baptist Church*Mount Pleasant
Iowa Site Inventory #44-00400
Union Block Building*Mount Pleasant
National Register of Historic Places #91001110
Iowa Site Inventory #44-00368
Asterisk (*) indicates the individual has been researched by the Iowa Freedom Trail Project and a biographical form is on file at the State Historical Research Center in Des Moines.

For additional info visit the SHSI Underground RR in Iowa Collection online.

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