Allison-Antrim Museum focuses on Timothy Anderson Sr. He was born a free Black. His father Robert Anderson was white, Scot-Irish, and Presbyterian having been born in Northern Ireland in 1760. His mother was African. She was born somewhere along the Ivory Coast of West Africa. How the Robert Anderson family made its way to Franklin County, PA is unknown. Three of their sons are known to us at this time – William (born in 1792 in PA), Elias (born 1793 in PA), and Timothy Sr. (born in 1796 in Franklin County, PA).
Timothy Sr. owned 58 acres of land in Antrim Township, about two and half miles north of the Mason-Dixon Line. His home was a stop on the Underground Railroad and Timothy Sr. was a conductor and engineer. It was illegal to harbor fugitives who escaped from slavery. If caught the conductors could be jailed and heavily fined. The Underground Railroad existed but those involved and the “stops” on the “line” were closely kept secrets. So, 170 years later, how do we know Timothy Anderson Sr was a conductor on the Underground Railroad? The well-kept family secrets will be revealed during the PowerPoint, which can be accessed at: https://greencastlemuseum.org/videos
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