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Adam Crosswhite
Birth: Oct. 17, 1799
Bourbon County, USA
Death: Jan. 23, 1878
Marshall
Calhoun County
Michigan, USA

Pre-Civil War Figure. He was born to a slave mother and a white father. He decided to flee north when he learned part of his family was to be sold.They settled in Marshall, Michigan in about 1845. In 1847 a "slave catcher" named Troutman came to Marshall to retrieve the Crosswhite family for the slave owner.The Crosswhites refused to leave with him, and they town's people arrested Troutman and his group. At this point, the Crosswhites fled to Canada until Troutman's trial was completed. Ultimately, this led to the new "Fugitive Slave Act of 1850". This is also listed as one cause of the Civil War. A historical marker on old U.S 12 marks the spot of this event. (bio by: Graveaddiction) 
 
Family links: 
 Children:
  Benjamin Franklin Crosswhite (1839 - 1912)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakridge Cemetery
Marshall
Calhoun County
Michigan, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Graveaddiction
Record added: Nov 15, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6928464
Adam Crosswhite
Added by: Ron Moody
 
Adam Crosswhite
Added by: Graveaddiction
 
Adam Crosswhite
Added by: Graveaddiction
 
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- JasmineFlower
 Added: Feb. 17, 2017

- Janis•E
 Added: Jan. 23, 2017
Thank you so much for the courage to save your family and the people you met along the way. Your story means so much to the present, that we may learn from the past. May you rest in loving arms for eternity.
- Snyder
 Added: Mar. 2, 2016
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