Patty Cannon

Patty Cannon

Patty Cannon was notorious for leading a gang that kidnapped free blacks and sold them back into slavery in what was known as the Reverse Underground Railroad. In 1829, she was arrested for murdering a slave owner and stealing his $15,000. Investigation revealed bodies of four blacks, including three children being discovered buried on farm property which Cannon owned in Delaware. She confessed to nearly two dozen murders of black kidnap victims and died in prison while awaiting trial.

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