Phebe Benedict photograph   Save
Ohio History Connection
Description: Phebe Benedict kept the central station of the Underground Railroad in the Alum Creek Friends' Settlement, Peru Township, Morrow County, Ohio, along with her husband, Aaron. The couple was active in assisting escaping slaves, at one point harboring 61 fugitive slaves at their house in a single month. This cabinet card is from J.S. Barnard in Pembrook, Massachusetts. The picture was sent to Wilbur H. Siebert by L.A. Benedict, for use in Siebert's research on the Underground Railroad. Siebert (1866-1961) began researching the Underground Railroad in the 1890s as a way to interest his students in history. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL03170
Subjects: Ohio History--Slavery, Anti-Slavery and Civil Rights; Underground Railroad--Ohio; Antislavery movements--Ohio--History--19th century; Ohio women; Abolitionists;
Places: Peru Township (Ohio); Morrow County (Ohio)