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UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
LEE COUNTY, IOWA


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 Lee County.

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 information visit the SHSI Underground RR in Iowa Collection online.


INVENTORY BY PEOPLE
ABOLITIONISTS
Armstrong, John H. B.* Croton
Case, Asahel Amariah Denmark
Eaton, Lucien Denmark
Holbrook, Luther R.* Denmark
Jaquiss, Rev. George* Denmark
Price, Calvin J. West Point
Sackett, Cassander* Denmark
Sackett, George C.* Denmark
Shedd, Dr. George* Denmark
Toner, Thomas* Vicintiy Unknown
Trowbridge, Annis Chappel Case* Denmark
Trowbridge, Theron* Denmark
Turner, Rev. Asa II* Denmark - Congregational / Iowa Band
Woodmansee, James Smith* Denmark
Woodmansee, Thomas* Fort Madison
Woods, William John* Amity / College Springs
Woods, William Norris* Amity / College Springs

ANTI-ABOLITIONISTS
McAlister, Richard Keokuk

ANTI-SLAVERY
Bond, Nathan New Garden Meeting
Carey, Benjamin Croton
Cook, Benjamin Primrose
Cook, Susanna Hill Primrose
Cooper, Joseph Denmark
Cooper, William Denmark
Epps, Lewis Denmark
Gordon, Frances Keokuk
Hartley, Norton D. Cedar Township
Hicks, Rev. W. H. Denmark
Hoag, Joseph D. New Garden   
Isbell, Nathan, Jr. Denmark
Isbell, Sophia Denmark
Kellum, Ann New Garden Meeting
Kellum, Nathan New Garden Meeting
Kellum, Rachel Maxwell New Garden Meeting
Kellum, Samuel New Garden Meeting
Leeper, John Denmark
McGavic, William Keokuk
McMillan, Eli Primrose Vicinity
Osborn, Elwood VicInity Unknown
Pickard, Henry New Garden Meeting
Pickard, Mary New Garden Meeting
Shedd, Dr. Curtis Denmark
Turner, Asa III* Denmark

CONDUCTORS / STATION AGENTS
Adamson Family  Croton
Armstrong, John H. B.* Croton
Bond, Abigail Beard   New Garden Meeting
Bond, Nathan   New Garden Meeting
Cook, Benjamin  Primrose
Cook, Susanna Hill  Primrose
Cooper, Joseph  Denmark
Cooper, William  Denmark
Eaton, Lucien Denmark  (Also see Scott County and Missouri files)
Epps, Lewis  Denmark
Field, Isaac  Denmark
Gordon, Frances  Keokuk
Hartley, Norton D. Cedar Township
Hicks, Rev. W. H.  Denmark
Hoag, Joseph D. New Garden  (Also see Henry County)
Holbrook, Luther R.* Denmark
Isbell, Nathan, Jr.  Denmark
Isbell, Sophia  Denmark
Kellum, Ann   New Garden Meeting
Kellum, Nathan   New Garden Meeting
Kellum, Rachel Maxwell   New Garden Meeting
Kellum, Samuel   New Garden Meeting
Leeper, John  Denmark
McGavic, William  Keokuk
McMillan, Eli Primrose Vicinity
Osborn, Elwood Vicinity Unknown
Pickard, Henry   New Garden Meeting
Pickard, Mary   New Garden Meeting
Sackett, Cassander * Denmark
Sackett, George C. * Denmark
Shedd, Dr. Curtis  Denmark
Shedd, Dr. George * Denmark
Toner, Thomas* Vicinity Unknown
Trowbridge, Annis Chappel Case* Denmark
Trowbridge, Theron* Denmark
Turner, Rev. Asa II* Denmark - Congregational / Iowa Band
Turner, Asa III* Denmark
Woodmansee, Thomas* Fort Madison

FREEDOM SEEKERS
Alexander, Lucy  Keokuk
Lewis, Betty  Vicinity Unknown
Mills, Mary Pickard  New Garden
Pyles, Charlotta  Keokuk
Pyles, Henry  Keokuk
Walker, George  Vicinity Unknown
Walker, John  Vicinity Unknown
Walker, Martha  Vicinity Unknown
Walker, Mary  Vicinity Unknown
Walker, William  Vicinity Unknown
Walker, (?)  Vicinity Unknown

SLAVE OWNERS
Berry Family New Garden
Gordon, Frances Keokuk

UNKNOWN STATUS
Adamson, Brown H.  Denmark
Bosworth  Denmark
Claggett, Thomas W.  Vicinity Unknown
Doeskid  Denmark
Holbrook, L.  Croton
James, Philip  Denmark
Nelson, Julia Bullard  Denmark
Turner, Edward  Denmark

INVENTORY OF PLACES
LEE COUNTY
Denmark
Denmark Academy
Denmark Antislavery Society Constitution
Denmark Congregational Church (Denmark) National Register of Historic Places #77000534
Harrison & Franklin Township
New Garden
Trowbridge House Denmark
National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom

Transcribed for Lee County IAGenWeb - January 2018

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