The Longevity of the Love Family
December 30, 2021
In the story of Robert Love of Potter Creek, it was noted that Robert and four of his siblings made their way to Pennsylvania around 1849, after being freed from the Carter plantation. A bill had been passed in 1849, stating that free blacks could not stay in that state after being freed. In addition, the 1850 Fugitive Slave Act gave permission for slave hunters to capture persons who may have been runaway slaves and return them to their owners, which encouraged a mass exodus from the plantations.
The story of Robert R. Love, son of George Love and Dollie Wans, freed ex-slave who lived to b...