Thomas Garrett

Thomas was born in Upper Darby, the son of Thomas and Sarah Garret. He was a Quaker who was a strong believer that God inspires men to do His work and in this vein he became an abid abolitionist. He was married Mary Sharpless and Rachel Mendenhall, outliving them both. He moved to Wilmington, Del, in 1822 and even though he lived in a slave state and had his house under surveillance, around 2,900 fugitives passed through his hands and not one was ever recaptured!

This page updated on March 6, 2013