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 John Hunn

John Hunn

Birth
Kent County, Delaware, USA
Death 6 Jul 1894 (aged 76)
Camden, Kent County, Delaware, USA
Burial Camden, Kent County, Delaware, USA
Memorial ID 7782424 · View Source
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Abolitionist. Chief Engineer of the Underground Railroad in the state of Delaware during the mid-1800s. Along with Delaware Station Master Thomas Garrett, was responsible for the freedom of thousands of those held in slavery. Was convicted and fined twice for his activities but continued to provide safe haven and escape for slaves on their road to freedom. All of his land and property were later confiscated but he continued on his quest in spite of his family becoming destitute. His son, John Hunn, later served as Delaware's 53rd Governor from 1901 through 1905.

Bio by: Russ Pickett


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 21 Aug 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7782424
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Hunn (25 Jun 1818–6 Jul 1894), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7782424, citing Camden Friends Meeting House Cemetery, Camden, Kent County, Delaware, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .