(1795-1871)Prominent merchant and ardent abolitionist significant to the Underground Railroad in Wilkes-Barre. He provided refuge to fugitive slaves at his home and business near here. In 1853, Gildersleeve testified in a U.S. Supreme Court case, Maxwell vs. Righter, in which a fugitive, William Thomas, was shot and wounded by deputy U.S. marshals. The case and his testimony received national attention, especially in African American newspapers.
|Placed By||Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 12:56am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 425416 N 4565853|
|Decimal Degrees||41.24065000, -75.89006667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 14.439', W 75° 53.404'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 14' 26.34" N, 75° 53' 24.24" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2-24 E Ross St, Wilkes-Barre PA 18701, US|
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