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Charles Parker (b. 1810 - d. ?)
MSA SC 5496-10591
Fled from slavery, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, 1839

Biography:

In 1839, Charles Parker fled with his younger brother, William, from Nearo Plantation and their owner, David M. Brogden in Anne Arundel County.  They reached Pennsylvania and set up a new life for themselves at Christiana, a small rural community of other fugitves, free blacks, and some whites. On September 11, 1851, when Maryland slaveowners came to this Pennsylvania hamlet searching for their fugitives, William Parker led a deadly resistance effort.

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