The Chester County Historical Society met Oct. 3 at the Senior Center. The speaker was John Talbot who spoke about a successful free man of color, Ichabod Brown, who lived around the Finger area in the 1840s and 1850s. He owned a grist mill, bought shares in the new Mobile and Ohio Railroad and was on good business terms with his white neighbors. Talbot is continuing research on this successful area resident.
December 8, 2022