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John W. Anderson Slave Pen, outside from right

Roy Davis & Audrey Ann1830/1834

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

This building is believed to be the second of Anderson's slave pens. Reports from legal proceedings show that he had a previous structure, described as "house called a barn … willfully and maliciously" destroyed by a slave named Peggy. Peggy was tried, found guilty, and sentenced to be hanged July 2, 1830. Anderson was paid $300.00 by the State of Kentucky for the loss of this slave.

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  • Title: John W. Anderson Slave Pen, outside from right
  • 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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