Garrett, Thomas, 1789-1871

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1789-08-21
Death 1871-01-25

Biographical notes:

Abolitionist; joined Pennsylvania Abolition Society in 1818; his home in Wilmington, Del. was a refuge for slaves and an Underground Railroad station which caused Md. to offer a reward of $10,000 for his arrest. Arrested in 1848, convicted, fined. Helped about 2,000 salves to escape.

From the description of Deed of sale, 1832 March 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122582919

Quaker abolitionist.

From the description of Address to the colourd people of St. Helena Island of South Carolina, 1866 Dec. 6. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 28106203

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Subjects:

  • Freedmen
  • Quakers
  • Gunpowder industry--Explosions
  • Land titles
  • Slavery--Law and legislation
  • Gunpowder industry
  • Abolitionists
  • Gunpowder industry--Employees
  • Slaves--Emancipation
  • Abolitionists--Correspondence
  • Explosions
  • Industrial accidents

Occupations:

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Places:

  • Delaware (as recorded)
  • South Carolina--St. Helena Island (as recorded)
  • New York (State)--Clinton County (as recorded)
  • Wilmington (Del.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Saint Helena Island (S.C.) (as recorded)
  • Champlain (N.Y.) (as recorded)
  • South Carolina (as recorded)