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John W. Anderson Slave Pen, outside from left

Roy Davis & Audrey Ann1830/1834

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

John W. Anderson died in 1834, ironically chasing a runaway slave. He is believed to have fallen from his horse, where he hit his head and died. The escaping slave was not recaputured, as far as is known. Anderson had four other slaves documented as escaped -- two in Natchez and two before arriving at the slave pen. Only the one Anderson was chasing at his death is known to have escaped from the slave pen itself.

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  • Title: John W. Anderson Slave Pen, outside from left
  • Creator: Roy Davis & Audrey Ann
  • Date: 1830/1834
  • Location: Germantown, Kentucky
  • Subject Keywords: Slavery--Economic aspects--United States., Slave traders, Slave-trade--Southern States.
  • Rights: All rights reserved by National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

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