Ellen and William Craft were slaves from Georgia who escaped and traveled north via train and steamboat in 1848. They traveled openly. She posed as a white male planter since she was a light skinned mulatto and he as her servant. They passed through Aquia Landing on their trip to Boston. Later, they wrote a book about their escape. They had five children. Several years ago, Stafford County hosted their descendants to a reception at Stafford’s Administration Building. They visited Aquia Landing to see where their ancestors passed through.