Shephard family group

On October 26, 1855, Harriet Shephard fled enslavement in Columbia, Maryland, with a group that included her five children, her aunt and uncle, William Thomas Freeman, Thomas Jervis Gooseberry, and an unnamed young man. Their journey to Canada took two to three months, and included a stop in Kimberton, Pennsylvania, where Harriet and her children were separated from the rest of the group to ensure their safety.

Read the documents and resources linked below to learn more about the Shephard family group's journey. Click here to explore the social relationship map for the group.