Piatts Help Freedom Seeker

Date Unknown- An elderly African American man arrived on the steps of the cabin of Judge Benjamin M. Piatt, in Logan County, KY.¬†Piatt’s wife gave the man food and work in the garden. Soon after, slavehunters from Boone County, KY, where the Piatts had married and lived for years, stopped at the cabin with two freedom seekers they had caught, tied onto the back of a horse, still looking for additional men. Mrs. Piatt, suspecting the old man was part of the group, gave him money and a warning to run. As told by Donn Piatt, son of Benjamin Piatt. The Daily Graphic, New York, NY, 22 July, 1874