Don's Home Church History Underground Railroad Contact

The story is that Liberty Corner Church was part of the Underground Railroad, a network of secret routes and safe houses used by 19th-century black slaves in the United States to escape to free states and Canada with the aid of abolitionists and allies who were sympathetic to their cause.

I've talked to several old timers including Carl Allen, who wrote the old history and no one knows of any documentation on this.
I've also talked to several historians who have done research on the Underground Raliroad with no luck.

There is colored section of the cemetery marked on the old map (below), but there are no headstones today. At least one well known former slave, Samuel Sutphin, was a member until he passed away in 1841.

There is also indication of a black section of the cemetery the Basking Ridge church but no markers there either.
A pastor of the Basking Ridge Presbyterian church did a census of the town in 1818 and 170 of the 1,700 residents were black.

Underground Railroad - Wikipedia
Samuel Sutphin