> I have rarely seen any Fidlers associated with FPOC,
> so feel a need to pursue this.
Below you will find some FIDDLERs who helped slaves escape to freedom.
Other REDMAN names involved in the UGRR were John & Jesse.
I have never been able to find out what REDMAN families they belong to.
The Isaac Woolverton REDMAN, Sr. who's line I mentioned elsewhere in this thread
was a FPOC who per oral tradition was supposed to have helped with the UGRR.
1850/02/03 "Tucker ISAACS, a free mulatto man of this County was this day led to the bar
in custody of the jailer of this court & being charged with having aided Peter, a negro man
slave ... to abscond from the possession of his master ... by fals[e]ly, wilfully & feloniously
forging & counterfeiting a certain register of freedom ..." [VA,Albemarle-Co Minute Book].
1850 After his release from arrest for forging free papers,
he & his wife moved to OH,Ross-Co,Chillicothe.
Their southern Ohio farm was a station on the Underground Railroad & stories are still told in
the neighborhood of the light that shone from their farmhouse as a beacon to fugitive slaves.
People of Color who were UGRR Operators in OH,Ross-Co:
CHANCELLOR Richard, Sr.
CHANCELLOR Richard, Jr.
LANGSTON Charles H.
MITCHELL William M., Rev.
sources: * 2000 "Free Some Day: African American Families of Monticello"
by Lucia STANTON & published by the `Thomas Jefferson Foundation';