Hester Tilden (b. circa ? - d. circa ?)
MSA SC 5496-3075
Fled from Slavery, Queen Anne's County, Maryland, 1855
Hester Tilden fled from her enslavement on Richard Bennett Carmichael's farm in the Wye District, along her infant, whose name is not currently known. They escaped with the slaves Lucy Johnson, Maria Johnson, William Johnson, and Robert Tilden. They were aided by Phoebe Myers, a free African American. The escape failed, and Myers was sent to the Maryland Penitentiary.1
The 1850 slave schedule for Richard Bennett Carmichael listed three
male slaves (age twenty-four, fourteen, and ten), and four female slaves
(ages twenty, eighteen, twelve, and nine).2 However, the slave
schedules only recorded age, race, and sex, so the names are unknown.
1. Miscellaneous Court Papers, Queen Anne's Circuit Court 1855-1856 MSA #T3273
2. U.S. Census Bureau (Census
Record, MD) for R.B. Carmichael, 1850, Slaves, Queen Anne's County, District
5, Page 95, Line 36 [MSA SM61-170, SCM 1506-1].
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