Fighting Back In 1843, Adam Crosswhite and his family had escaped from the Giltner farm in Kentucky to Marshall, Michigan, where they lived until 1847, when Francis Giltner sent a group of men to recapture them.A group of blacks and whites in Marshall resisted the capture and the Crosswhites were able to escape and settle in Chatham. (Canada) They later settled in Buxton, returning to Marshall after the Civil War.”If the slaveholder has the right to seize a fugitive from slavery in a free State, let him appeal to the proper tribunals to maintain that right, instead of midnight seizure, backed by a display of bowie-knives and seven shooters.”- The Signal of Liberty, Sept. 4, 1847