Beginning Date
Saturday, November 25, 1854
Starting Point
Freedom Seekers Mentioned By Name
Nathan (age 30) with wife Betsy // Bill or Burl (age 21) // Ned (age about 24)
Slaveholders Mentioned By Name
Elizabeth Smith
Mid Points
End Point

On Saturday night, November 25, 1854, four enslaved people escaped from Central Township near St. Louis: 30-year-old Nathan, his wife Betsy "supposed" to be with him, Bill or Burl, aged 21 years, and Ned, around 24 years old. Their enslaver, Elizabeth Smith, advertised a $500 reward for their recapture. 

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

St. Louis Missouri Republican, December 6, 1854 (GB)