Two Women Escape

Ca. 1850s escape. Two young women, described as “mulatto,” escaped from a farmer by the name of Lodge. The Lodge family was closely associated with the Piatt and Ryle families, so the women may have come from these slaveholders. The escape may have been facilitated by UGRR station master Samuel Barkshare (a free man of color) in Rising Sun. Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Brooklyn, NY; 24 May 1887