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By:  Brian Horan Joseph Jackson Group documentary Youth Division Adam Crosswhite
<ul><li>Adam Crosswhite was born a slave on October 17, 1799 in Kentucky. </li></ul><ul><li>Adam was born to a Slave mothe...
<ul><li>Adam learned in 1843 that his slave owner, Francis Giltner was Going to sell his Children. </li></ul><ul><li>The f...
. <ul><li>One early morning Lucretia was looking for some string for her father, when she heard the voice. She hadn’t hear...
<ul><li>They lived Marshal, M.I. until 1847 when Francis Giltner sent David his son, his nephew Francis Troutman and other...
<ul><li>When slave catchers tried to recapture the Crosswhites, they felt it was unsafe and moved to Canada. </li></ul><ul...
<ul><li>Adam said he did reside in Marshall Michigan about the month of January 1847.  </li></ul><ul><li>He recollects hea...
<ul><li>When it came time for the case, they  told them to be taken by wagon. </li></ul><ul><li>They then proposed to take...
<ul><li>The deputy sheriff went with Adam to Squire Sherman’s and afterwards went to Adam’s house and said he had nothing ...
<ul><li>He said he left grounds 15 minutes after returning to his house with the sheriff. </li></ul><ul><li>When Adam left...
<ul><li>Adam Moved back to Marshall after the civil war. </li></ul><ul><li>Ultimently,  the case led to the fugitive slave...
<ul><li>The conflict is that Adam was a slave who wanted to keep his kids. </li></ul><ul><li>The compromise is that Adam l...
Photo Credits <ul><li>1.  http://www.michigan.gov/hal/0,1607,7-160-17451_18670_44390-160755--,00.html </li></ul><ul><li>2....
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  1. 1. By: Brian Horan Joseph Jackson Group documentary Youth Division Adam Crosswhite
  2. 2. <ul><li>Adam Crosswhite was born a slave on October 17, 1799 in Kentucky. </li></ul><ul><li>Adam was born to a Slave mother and a white father. </li></ul>.. Growing up
  3. 3. <ul><li>Adam learned in 1843 that his slave owner, Francis Giltner was Going to sell his Children. </li></ul><ul><li>The family escaped in August 1843 and used the underground railroad to get to Michigan. </li></ul><ul><li>They finally reached Marshall Michigan and after a while, Bought a small home. </li></ul>The Escape
  4. 4. . <ul><li>One early morning Lucretia was looking for some string for her father, when she heard the voice. She hadn’t heard that voice since they lived in Kentucky. She wondered if he was from Kentucky. So she ran home, completely forgetting about the string. </li></ul><ul><li>Lucretia swung through the door breathlessly. Her mother said “Lucretia! What’s the matter girl?” </li></ul><ul><li>“ When I was at the dry goods store, I heard a man From Kentucky and he might be after us.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Now you don’t know that.” said her mother. </li></ul>The slave catchers
  5. 5. <ul><li>They lived Marshal, M.I. until 1847 when Francis Giltner sent David his son, his nephew Francis Troutman and others too to try and recapture the Crosswhite family. </li></ul><ul><li>Troutman, who plans to take the Crosswhites back to the south, is confronted by several hundreds of people. </li></ul>The attemted recapture
  6. 6. <ul><li>When slave catchers tried to recapture the Crosswhites, they felt it was unsafe and moved to Canada. </li></ul><ul><li>They moved to Buxton Ontario until after the civil war. </li></ul>Were Moving
  7. 7. <ul><li>Adam said he did reside in Marshall Michigan about the month of January 1847. </li></ul><ul><li>He recollects hearing a noise that sounded like a door falling in while feeding his chickens in the back. </li></ul><ul><li>He went to the front of the house and saw Francis Troutman and David Giltner. </li></ul><ul><li>He asked what they wanted and why they were there. </li></ul><ul><li>They wanted to take them back to the south for more slavery. </li></ul>The Case
  8. 8. <ul><li>When it came time for the case, they told them to be taken by wagon. </li></ul><ul><li>They then proposed to take the children and leave him and his wife. Adam said he would die before they laid hands on either child. </li></ul><ul><li>When he was at Marshall, He told the five men to get out of his house. </li></ul><ul><li>They all left except Giltner, who sat down and cried, While Adam said he would see what the law would do with him. </li></ul>The Case (continued)
  9. 9. <ul><li>The deputy sheriff went with Adam to Squire Sherman’s and afterwards went to Adam’s house and said he had nothing left tom do with Adam </li></ul><ul><li>Adam said he did not see any of the white defendants while walking to Sherman’s. </li></ul><ul><li>When returning he only saw Hurd and Comstock, Which neither of them showed anything to affray the matter as Adam could see. </li></ul><ul><li>On return to his own house, he saw two color defendants, Planter Moss and Charles Berger, who threw off their coats as Troutman Pulled and Replaced a pistol. </li></ul>The Case (continued)
  10. 10. <ul><li>He said he left grounds 15 minutes after returning to his house with the sheriff. </li></ul><ul><li>When Adam left the grounds, he recollects seeing Comstock and Hurd, but no colored defendants. </li></ul><ul><li>He thinks they were there to prevent bloodshed. </li></ul>The Case (ended)
  11. 11. <ul><li>Adam Moved back to Marshall after the civil war. </li></ul><ul><li>Ultimently, the case led to the fugitive slave act of 1850. </li></ul><ul><li>Adam died on January 23, 1878 in Marshall Michigan. </li></ul>The End
  12. 12. <ul><li>The conflict is that Adam was a slave who wanted to keep his kids. </li></ul><ul><li>The compromise is that Adam left his home and town to stay free. </li></ul>Conflict and Compromise
  13. 13. Photo Credits <ul><li>1. http://www.michigan.gov/hal/0,1607,7-160-17451_18670_44390-160755--,00.html </li></ul><ul><li>2. http://www.fws.gov/mountain-prairie/dcr/harriettubman.htm </li></ul><ul><li>3. http://www.findagrave.com/photos250/photos/2003/109/6928464_1050873682.jpg </li></ul>
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