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Rights and Reproductions

Homewood Museum provides images for educational presentations, professional research, print and electronic publications, and media projects. All requests for images must be made in writing to the Director-Curator. All requests are processed in a timely manner, according to the order in which they are received.

Michelle Fitzgerald,
Assistant Curator Homewood Museum
The Johns Hopkins University
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
tel: 410.516.8645
fax: 410.516.7859

3400 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21218
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The Conner Family

Izadod Conner (b. abt. 1779) was born into slavery at Doughoregan Manor, the Carroll family plantation in Ellicott City, and grew up to be a skilled gardener. Charles Carroll of Homewood arranged with his father, Charles Carroll of Carrollton, for Izadod to labor as the enslaved gardener at Homewood beginning in 1805. Izadod’s wife, Cis Conner, was sent to Homewood shortly thereafter to serve Harriet Chew Carroll as an enslaved house servant. The couple started their family at Homewood and Cis ultimately bore 13 children. The final fracture of Charles and Harriet’s marriage in 1816 affected the Conners. While much of the family remained in Maryland under the Carroll family’s possession, the Conners’ oldest children, Mary and Joseph, were sent to Philadelphia with Harriet, where they were indentured and eventually emancipated. In 1836, Izadod and Cis were sent to Louisiana to labor on a sugar plantation. By 1838, Cis and her children were back at Doughoregan Manor where they lived until Emancipation in 1864. Izadod, however, disappears from the records after his removal to Louisiana.