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Joseph Walker of Wilmington, Delaware ~ 1800s

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Joseph Walker of Wilmington, Delaware ~ 1800s

Posted: 1141392990000
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Quakers, especially Wilmington's Thomas Garrett, and outsiders such as Harriet Tubman are deservedly credited with operating or using the Railroad. Many others risked their own freedom and safety. Most of the African American names we know are from the Wilmington area "conductorsÓ--Comegys Munson, mason, Henry Craig, brickmaker, Severn Johnson, oysterman, Jane Morris, the 50-year-old woman who worked in Garrett's household, and Joseph Walker, originally from the West Indies, a laborer.

I am not related to this family, just passing on this information, which comes from a website called "The Growth of Delaware's Antebellum Free African American Community" The link for the site is listed below.

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