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Re: Piatt of Ohio
In Response To: Re: Piatt of Ohio ()

Thanks Art. I have heard this story and was looking for the actual documentation for it. I noticed that Siebert did not list them in his book, but I will also check his later research (which he did into the 1940s) to see if he uncovered more paterial that points to the Piatts. If Mrs. Piatt was an UGRR agent, then there must be a primary source for this. As for the lawn jockey, as far as I know and research that has been done by others, the famous and orginal black lawn jockey was not manufactured until after the Civil War. If Mrs. Piatt's story is correct, then it could not have been a lawn jockey first and foremost. Nevertheless, I was hoping for a lead on the documentation for this house other than oral tradition. I find no reference to this story prior to the 1970s, though I have not finished researching. Anyone else out there know the people who own the house or the designating agency that placed the marker there?

Thanks for your help!


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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