Escaped enslavement in KY with husband and 4 children in 1856; when slave catchers arrived to reenslave them, Garner killed or tried to kill her children to avoid their capture
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Weisenburger, Steven. Modern Medea: A Family Story of Slavery and Child-Murder from the Old South. New York: Hill and Wang, 1999.