Marse Bradford Harrison, of St. Michaels, MD, gave 4 year old Eliza Ann Benson to his new born daughter, Braddie, in 1841. Eliza would be a slave to her infant owner in Harrison’s way of thinking. But a friendship began & a promise was made. Eliza stayed with Braddie through Braddie’s married life, which included the War Between the States & its aftermath; and when Braddie & her husband died leaving a family full of children & no one to rear them, there was one more promise that Eliza wanted to keep. Eliza’s down-home philosophy, loyalty, fortitude and love positively impacted Miss Braddie & 3 generations thereafter.