Around the weekend of September 8-9, 1849, multiple escapes occurred throughout Hardin county, Kentucky, in what reports called a "stampede." Two enslaved people escaped from a camp meeting near Rough Creek, and it is unclear if they were recaptured. Then on Sunday, September 9, four freedom seekers escaped from three different slaveholders, but were eventually recaptured. Three other enslaved people escaped on the same day, were overtaken at Louisville, and in a violent encounter slave catchers shot one of the freedom seekers in the face.
Sunday, September 9, 1849