If you have any information on Peter Tumber (Tumbo) or his family, please send it to CHS, PO Box 472, Cavendish VT 05142 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 802-226-7807.
In 2016, Margo Caulfield wrote the story Safe at Last in Cavendish based on factual information about Cavendish's abolitionist history as well as stories told of a former runaway slave. The story resulted in Margo, Sandy Stearns and Linda Welch all doing research for records that could verify who Peter Tumber was, where he lived, where he is buried and what aspects of his story might still exist. Below is the result of this investigation to date.
Sandy and Margo were able to verify the following: