A Prosperous FarmNathan Williams was the son of Samuel "Big Sam" Williams, a slave who in 1826 bought freedom for himself, his wife, and his four children. In 1839, the elder Williams purchased a farm near Four Locks, about 3.5 miles east of Fort Frederick. There, Nathan Williams fell in love with a slave named Ammy on adjoining farm and bought her freedom for $60 in 1847. In 1860, just before the Civil War, the couple acquired the Fort Frederick tract for $7,000.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Maryland Civil War Trails series|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 3:35am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 757133 N 4388787|
|Decimal Degrees||39.61025000, -78.00486667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 36.615', W 78° 0.292'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 36' 36.90" N, 78° 0' 17.52" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 10924 Fort Frederick Rd, Big Pool MD 21711, US|
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