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Village of Delta


King Family Underground Railroad


Dedication Ceremony

 Underground Railroad Monument


Wednesday, June 19th at 5:00pm


at the

American Legion Hall,

South of Delta on St Rt 109 


Ceremony is being Coordinated by:


Naomi Twining,

Historian and Applicant for the Historical Designation and assisted

by Kay Falor of American Legion Auxiliary.  A historical monument  is

to be erected  in northeast corner of the American Legion Hall parking lot

overlooking the King Family Cemetery 


An Open House Celebration

will follow the Ceremony in the Delta Legion Hall

with refreshments provided.

Delta's International Underground Railroad Station 


The King Cemetery and Old King Farm at Rt 109 and County Road F in Delta have been

designated as an Underground Railroad Station by the following organizations:

*  U.S. National Park Service National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom, U.S. Department of the Interior

*  Ohio Historical Society

*  Buxton National Historic Site and Museum (Canada)

*  Fulton County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society

*  Afro-Louisiana Historical & Genealogical Society, Inc. 

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The African in North America

Their Welfare After Freedom

as Effected and Influenced by

"The Life of William King"

By William R. Gregg

Copies of William Rufus Gregg’s article "The African in North America: Their Welfare After Freedom as Effected and Influenced by The Life of William King". – [ca. 1929]. – 2 items of textual records.

Series consists of two photocopies of William Rufus Gregg’s article on the life of The Rev. William KING, published by The Brooks Print Shop, Ashtabula, Ohio, ca. 1929. The article was originally published in the Toronto Sunday World, in 1924., and discusses the life of William King (a class-mate of William Gregg at the theological Free College in Edinburgh), slavery, and the Underground.  Mrs Etta Adelia Donahue BROOKS and her husband, Edward BROOKS were born in Fulton County Ohio and ran the Brooks Print Shop in Ashtabula, Ohio.   Etta was the grand niece of the Reverend William KING, being the grand daughter of William's sister, Catherine KING.   Catherine KING married to James DONAHUE and Etta Adelia Donahue was the daughter of their son, William King DONAHUE and Hattie MOYER.

MORE on the DONAHUE / BROOKS family Branch


Article published in the "Delta Atlas" on March 13th, 2013





Article about the remains of the Reverend William King Homestead in Canada




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