First Lieutenant, United States Army
War Veteran. Talbot County Militia, Revolutionary War.
Born in 1745 and died December 17, 1813. He was first buried in a family plot in Claiborne, Maryland, and was moved to Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery on April 11, 1935.
He is buried adjacent to his son, Hugh
1826: His mother dies.Sent to Baltimore to live with Hugh Auld and his wife Sophia. His master, Aaron Anthony, dies late in the year; Frederick becomes the property of Thomas Auld, Anthony's son-in-law. Thomas Auld sends him back to Hugh Auld.
1827: Asks Sophia Auld to teach him to read. She does so until Hugh Auld stops them, believing that education makes slaves rebellious. NOTE: Sophia Auld was Hugh Auld's wife.
1836: Makes an escape plan but is discovered, jailed, and then released. He returns to work for Hugh and Sophia Auld in Baltimore and is hired out to work as a caulker in a Baltimore shipyard. The knowledge he gains there helps him escape slavery two years later.
1838: Borrowing papers from a free black sailor,
he escapes from slavery to New York and changes his last name to Johnson.