William Johnson (b. circa ? - d. circa ?)
MSA SC 5496-2933
Fled from Slavery, Queen Anne's County, Maryland, 1855
William Johnson fled from Richard Bennett Carmichael's farm in 1855. He escaped along with Lucy Johnson, Maria Johnson, Robert Tilden, Charles Tilden, and Hester Tilden and her infant from Carmichael's farm in the Wye District.1 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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