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William Storum – Bicentennial Biography No. 25

The history of the Underground Railroad in Busti is associated with the efforts of several men, most significantly, William Storum. The Storum farm was located on Sanbury Rd., about a mile to the southwest of Busti corners… Continue reading

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Catherine Harris – Bicentenial Biography No. 20

Catherine Dickes Harris was born on a farm near Meadville, Pennsylvania on June 10, 1809. Her father was a free black man and her mother was a white woman of Dutch decent. In 1828 at the age of 19, Catherine married for the first time and moved from Meadville to Buffalo. Her husband died, leaving her with one daughter… Continue reading

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