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Re: Piatt of Ohio
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The "lawn jockey" reference was my interpetation of the figure used to signify when aid was able to be given in the UGRR operation. A more accurate description follows:
"When her husband was absent she would insert a white flag in the outstretched hand of a heavy metal statue of a groomsman that stood in front of the house" This account is from pg 166 of Freedom Seekers: Ohio and the Underground Railraod.....by the Ohio Underground Railroad Association.
Another clue to Mrs. Piatt's involvement may be that of her family, the Barnets, (sic) who are listed in Siebert's materials. She being Elizabeth Barnett Piatt. You might also look at the Piatt family in general, not just Elizabeth and the Judge, for their abolitionist and anti-slavery activities.
Again, hope this helps and sorry about the "lawn jockey" terminology.
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