Ohio River, One Barrier to Freedom
Dr. Samuel Tibbets was a cofounder and trustee of the Eleutherian College in Lancaster, Indiana, which was one of the earliest educational opportunities for women and African-Americans before the Civil War. He was an abolitionist and president of Neil's Creek Anti-Slavery Society, 1839-1845. His son, John Henry Tibbets, was an Underground Railroad conductor. John's document, "The Reminiscences of Slavery Times", is a rare first hand account of his adventures. The Tibbets family brought their underground railroad methods from Clermont County, Ohio, where they cofounded the abolitionist Lindale Baptist Church.
Related LinksEleutherian "College Hill Gazette"
Eleutherian College Website
New Freedom Center in Cincinnati
The Rankin House
Ohio Freedom Trail Site
National Geographic Routes to Freedom
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Phil Ford is one of three sons of Helen Tibbets, a descendent of John and Samuel Tibbets.
Other sons are William and Charles.