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 Adam Crosswhite

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Adam Crosswhite

  • Birth 17 Oct 1799 Bourbon County, USA
  • Death 23 Jan 1878 Marshall, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA
  • Burial Marshall, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA
  • Memorial ID 6928464

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.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Graveaddiction
  • Added: 14 Nov 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6928464
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Adam Crosswhite (17 Oct 1799–23 Jan 1878), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6928464, citing Oakridge Cemetery, Marshall, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .