22. Jacob and Hannah Leverton Home
Station House of Quaker Underground Railroad Agents
Refugees from slavery found sanctuary here. One morning in the mid-1840s, a young enslaved woman, covered in bloodstained clothing, walked up to the Leverton farm. Jacob and Hannah took her in, nursed and fed her, and gave her clean clothing. Jacob was seen later that night traveling northward in his carriage with an unidentified guest. The young woman’s enslaver inquired about her at the Leverton home the next day. Jacob told the man that he had helped the girl and then “let her pass on.” The infuriated slave owner sued Jacob Leverton. Ordered to pay a large fine, Jacob became ill and soon died. His wife, Hannah most likely continued their Underground Railroad efforts. Jacob and Hannah Leverton were white, Quaker abolitionists. Their house has been described as “the main stopping place for the Underground Railroad in the region.” Along with the Levertons, free black millwright Daniel Hubbard and Quakers Jonah and Esther Kelley provided havens on their properties to help slaves reach freedom.
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3531 Seaman Road
Preston, MD 21655
GPS Coordinates: 38.705033,-75.890304
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