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Joe Gleason:
No, but she did work for one of the other conspirators.

Houmes:
Who is this ?

Mary Swann, servant to Samuel Cox.

Joe Gleason:
No, Dr. Houmes, it isn't Mary Swann, although they do resemble each other a little bit. Since this might be a tough one, I'll give the name of the woman and maybe someone can guess which Charles County farm she lived on.  :)    ....it is a rarely seen photograph.


                                                                                                                  "When the Yankees rode through looking for Booth, they threw chickens, ducks
                                                                                                                    and down into the well".
                                                                                                                                                                                     Caroline Wade
                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                    
                                                  

Joe Gleason:
 :( no prize today...

Answer:
Caroline Wade was one of Dr. Mudd's sevants. She moved away from his plantation after the war and found employment at Spye Park Farm near White Plains.
Ms. Wade later told the owner Mary Padgett Dement that she remembered seeing John Wilkes Booth the day after the assassination and also of the treatment by federal soldiers.

However, there are some who believe that there is no evidence to support this claim made by qualified professionals.

Sources; Professor Julia King, St. Mary's College
            Professor  Christine Arnold- Lourie, Coll. Of So. Md.
            Historian Susan Shaffer, Coll. of So. Md.
Authors of Pathways to History, Charles County MD.

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