(2) Arrived. Isaiah Bauer Brown and his Bro. Robert arrived from Harna Manor Cecil Co. Md where they were owned by Joel Bryan from whom they had rec’d bad treatment_ Left parents &c.
ADDING LOCAL INFORMATION
The reference to Harna Manor was obscure, and perhaps written or transcribed in error, but the name Joel Bryan appeared on the 1858 Martinet Map of Cecil County, as well as a J. Bryan nearby, in the Bohemia Manor area of Cecil County. The two properties are in the vicinity of Hudsons Corner, now known as Cayots Corner.
Free blacks and a black Methodist church are in the same area. Unfortunately there is no way of knowing, but one wonders if the brothers made their escape with help from the free black community.