Hear about Fort Seneca slave
The Seneca County Genealogical Society is to meet at 7 p.m. today at the Seneca County Museum, 28 Clay St. Roland Baumann. a former archivist for Oberlin College, is to present “A Voice Beneath History: The Story of Mary Hester Crabb (1824-1903).”
Mary was born a slave to Mariah and Jacob Crabb in Berkeley County, Va. (now West Virginia). In 1830, she migrated to Fort Seneca with her owners, Martin and Elizabeth Houseman, where she was freed in 1831.
All are welcome to hear the story of a former slave who came to Seneca County and went on to be educated at Oberlin College.
The program is free.