Sunday, December 3, 2023

Thomas Driver

Enslaved at the Cumberland Iron Furnace in Dickson County, Tennessee, Thomas Driver had a wife and four children. In 1840, 100 slaves—mostly men between age 24 and 54—labored there. Whites feared insurrection by this large workforce. In 1856 rumors of a slave revolt led to several slaves being hanged.

SOURCE: Information Panel at the Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, Tennessee

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