Re: Amon B. ANDERSON/Newspaper Account
Thanks for the response. Trying to remove any redundancies from the search. In this procedure I have a few more questions.
1. Can the Ezechial Cole mentioned in the following excerpt be considered independent of the Ezekial Cole Anderson buried in the Mt. Zion Cemetary? Logan County, Ohio, shows up in info about the founders of both the Chain Lake Church and the Mt Zion Church.
"...The first permanent black settlers came to Calvin in 1845 when John Stewart, Lamoon Howell and Ezechial Cole migrated here from Logan County, Ohio
2. A photograph at the following link shows a family reunion of the Allen family, 1930. The person in the center resembles Ruth Wilson, the ancestor identified in in the Mt Zion 1925 photo. Is this correct and are there any other persons of interest in that photo?
"...In the 1930s, the Allen family gathered at Paradise Lake to enjoy a large family reunion at the Paradise Lake resort."
Finally, looking into the history, I am examining the records of Quaker preachers named Coles or Anderson who have reference to Logan County, Kentucky. Perhaps Ezekial Anderson's wedding in this region was more than incidental. S. L. Hollingsworth states that the wedding info is in the "Logan County, Kentucky Marriages, 1790-1897."
"...Winnie Gowan was born to Isaac Gowan and Clata Gowan, according to Sandra L. Hollingsworth, Foundation Member of South Bend, Indiana in a letter written April 15, 1999. "Winney Goin" was married April 22, 1815 to Ezekiel Anderson, according to "Logan County, Kentucky Marriages, 1790-1897."
I'll leave with a link which provides interesting reading about activities in Cass County during Ezekial's time. If he was involved in Underground Railroad activities, he may have been a victim of homicide on the "Tracks"
The History of Cass County, Michigan
published in 1882 by Waterman, Watkins & Co. of Chicago "
"...But to return to the Kentuckians. Upon leaving Battle Creek they had driven southward into Indiana, and rendezvoused at Bristol. After remaining there a day or so, they moved northward after nightfall into Cass County, entering Porter Township, and traversing it until they reached a point near the southeast corner of Calvin, where a halt was made. It was their intention to kidnap the negroes in Calvin and Penn, and retreat as quickly as possible to Bristol."