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Free Frank: a Black Pioneer on the Antebellum Frontier

by
Juliet E.K. Walker


© 1983 University Press of Kentucky

Reproduced 2002 with permission of the publisher

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Contents
List of Illustrations - viii List of Tables - ix Acknowledgments - xi Introduction - 1 1. A Slave Who Would Be Free - 7 2. The Formative Years - 13 3. "For a Valuable Consideration" - 28 4. Speculation in Freedom - 49 5. Black Pathfinders on the Illinois Frontier - 71 6. Land Acquisitions and New Philadelphia's Origin - 93 7. The Development of New Philadelphia - 122 8. The Achievement of a Dream - 147 Epilogue - 164 Notes- 175 Bibliographic Note - 207 Index - 215
Illustrations
1. Lucy McWorter, wife of Free Frank 43 2. Surveyor's plat of Free Frank's Pulaski County land 56 3. Kentucky Certificate of Good Character, 1830 69 4. Solomon McWorter, son of Free Frank 90 5. Surveyor's map of Free Frank's Hadley township land 97 6. Plat of New Philadelphia, 1836 104 7. Map of Hadley township 129 8. Location of New Philadelphia's businesses and services 134 9. Subscribers' list for Free Will Baptist Seminary 137 10. Map of Pike County, Illinois 166 11. Arthur McWorter, grandson of Free Frank 171 12. Thelma McWorter Kirkpatrick Wheaton, great-granddaughter of Free Frank 171
List of Tables
1. Approximate birth and death dates of Free Frank's surviving children 24 2. Kentucky and Pulaski County population, 1800-1830 29 3. Free Frank's land acquisitions in Kentucky, 1821-1829 55 4. Illinois and Pike County population, 1810-1860 78 5. Average market commodity prices in Pike County, 1833-1835 88 6. Real property purchased by Free Frank and his sons in Pike County, 1830-1839 94 7. Hadley township public land sales, 1833-1850 102 8. New Philadelphia town lots sold by Free Frank, 1837-1854 126 9. New Philadelphia town lots sold by others, 1844-1854 127 10. Occupational distribution of New Philadelphia towns- people, 1850 133 11. New Philadelphia Post Office records, 1849-1853 135 12. Taxes on Free Frank's farmland for 1853 155 13. Assessed valuation of New Philadelphia town lots in 1848, and prices of town lots sold for estate settlement in 1858 161 14. Free Frank family members purchased, 1817-1857 162 Chart: Descendants (partial) of Free Frank and Lucy McWorter 168

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