*Caroline was born in 1926 in Missouri, her mother was a blackslave and her father was the white slave owner.*She grew up as a slave and dreamed of was going to Canadaand escaping slavery.•* She was left alone after her mother and sister died.
•As a teenager her father died and Caroline was now ownedby her aunt, Mrs. Charles Hall.•* She became a slender dark haired girl.•* In 1842 Caroline was finally 16 years old.•One day when Caroline was at work her Aunt was mad so shecut her hair.•* On Independence 1842 St. Louis, Missouri Caroline decidedto run away!• * When Mr. and Mrs. Hall figured out that Caroline ran awaythey were furious because she was at least worth $800.
• *When she decided to leave she got on a steamboat along the Mississippi River.• * She was an African American but didn’t have very dark skin, so she stood by some rich white girls to try to blend in. * When she finally got to St. Louis she had to be careful because she was still Mrs. Hall’s property. * They hired someone to find Caroline and bring her back. They got Spencer. * As Caroline got off the boat she met a man that new she was a runaway slave and insisted on helping her.
* The man told Caroline to leave Alton, so Caroline used her money to buy a ticket to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. * Then she met Titball who helped her for a while, she trusted him. * Then some boy told Caroline that Titball betrayed her and was going to turn her in for the money award. * The boy took Caroline to a place only he knew about. * The boy told the people from underground railroad and plans were made to help Caroline. Soon her life become a big game of hide-and-seek. * Next Asahel Finch helped her runaway when he heard about her.
* She and Finch found a place for her to hide, it was in a barrel near the corner of Grand Avenue.* Lyman Goodnow helped her next, he took her to Canada where she would be completely free.* She had to hide in many different places.
*Spencer, the man tracking her, was in a buggy right in front of her so she hid in the bottom of her buggy. * After a long time of running Goodnow and Caroline finally crossed the Detroit River and she was free. * When she was on the boat she thought things looked familiar and she thought Lyman was betraying her and taking her home, but he wasn’t.
* In Canada she married a man named Allen.* When she married Allen she was almost twenty and he was much older than her.* They had six children three girls and three boys.
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