- Nancy Adams was a black slave who walked with a limp but succeeded in escaping slavery 3 times in her life
- The relentless woman who lived between 1766 & 1859 had 3 kids and usually escaped with them
- Nancy escaped slavery once in Maryland and twice in Connecticut
Nancy Adams, an iconic black slave who was born in 1766 and died in June 1859 who managed to escape the clutches of her slavers a remarkable three separate times.
According to a report by Face2FaceAfrica, Nancy escaped slavery once in Maryland and twice in Connecticut, even though she walked with a limp.
After all her adventures, Nancy settled down in Uxbridge, Massachusetts, where she lived as a free woman for many years before her death on June 6, 1859.
The first time Nancy fled slavery was after she got married at 17 and had two sons and a daughter. She had been told that her slaveowner planned on selling her and her children to the “Spaniards,” which made her escape with her family into the woods.
Five months after that, they came out and worked on a cotton plantation for more than 23 years after which Adams' new owner took her to be sold after a trip to Norwich, Connecticut, where she escaped for the second time.
For 12 years, she lived in Norwich until she learned that her former slave owner was aware of where she was and planned to recapture her. Thus, she fled for the third and last time to Uxbridge where she lived until her death.
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