Grant County Slavery Items
What follows are a number of different items, from the sources indicated, pertaining to slaves and Grant County:
“On Sunday night last five slaves made their escape from Grant county. A reward of $1000 is offered for the lot.” The Covington Journal, February 16, 1856.
“Runaway! Committed to the Jail of Grant county, on the 13th day of April, 1846, a Negro Boy, who calls himself “Ned,” about five feet high and small in every other respect; of a yellow complexion; had on when committed, a yellow janes coat and pantaloons; blue cloth cap and no shoes; has no toes on either of his feet, and says that he belongs to one John Delph, who lives in Louisville. – Willis Marksbury, Jailor of Grant county, June 30, 1846.” from the Licking Valley Register, July 4, 1846
“$20 Reward. Ranaway on the 5th day of last February, a Negro woman named NELLY, about forty or forty-five years of age, of a copper complexion, nearly black She was heard of on the Grassy creek road leading to Cincinnati, Covington and Newport. I hired said negro from B. F. Fugate, Esq., administrator of H. Maddoe, deceased. She had on when she left, a yellow flannel or Lindsey coat. I will give the above reward if taken and secured in some jail so that I can get to her, or delivered to me at Downingsville, Grant co., Ky. J. H. Downing,” from the Licking Register, August 10, 1844
“Twenty-three negroes, from Grant county, Ky., are reported to have made their escape on Tuesday night. They descended the Licking river in disguise, and crossed the Ohio below Cincinnati, and immediately set out for Canada.” The National Era, June 22, 1854