Beginning Date
Sunday, February 19, 1854
Starting Point
Freedom Seekers Mentioned By Name
Martha Ann (age about 35)

Around 35 years old, an enslaved woman named Martha Ann escaped from St. Louis with "a large quantity of good Clothing." Her enslaver, A.T. Bird, advertised a $100 reward for her recapture. Later, a Milwaukee paper ran a letter from an "agent" of the Underground Railroad, who sardonically informed Bird that "Martha Ann... reached us by last night's train" and was safely in Canada West. 

Escape Attributes
Single Slaveholder
Women and/or children runaways
Runaway Arrest Ad
UGRR Involvement
Escape Numbers
Notes on Sources

St. Louis Missouri Republican, March 5, 1854 (HMO); Glasgow MO Weekly Times, May 11, 1854 (GB)