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Fish House native involved in the Solomon Northup case

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Thaddeus St. John, who was instrumental in bringing Solomon Northup’s kidnappers to trial, was a native of Fish House, a Fulton County hamlet in the town of Northampton. Northup, a free African-American from New York, was lured into slavery in 1841 and wrote about his ordeal after his release from captivity in the book, “Twelve Years a Slave.” Northup’s story was the basis of the movie that won this year’s best picture Oscar. Daily Gazette ...


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