Beginning Date
Saturday, July 16, 1853
Starting Point
Freedom Seekers Mentioned By Name
Jerry (age about 28)
Slaveholders Mentioned By Name
James W. Goslee
Mid Points
End Point

On Saturday night, July 16, 1853, a roughly 28-29-year-old enslaved man named Jerry escaped from the steamboat George Collier. The captain of the vessel, James W. Goslee, advertised a $200 reward for Jerry's recapture. 

Escape Attributes
Waterways Escape
Runaway Arrest Ad
Escape Numbers
Notes on Sources

St. Louis Missouri Republican, September 29, 1853 (GB)