Beginning Date
Sunday, January 1, 1854
Starting Point
Freedom Seekers Mentioned By Name
William Turner
Mid Points
End Point

An enslaved man named William Turner escaped with two other enslaved Missourians, who were not identified by name, reaching Chicago. Their slaveholders, St. Louis residents George Taylor and John H. Fellows, dispatched three slave catchers, George and John Buchanan, and William Grant, journeyed to Chicago in September 1854 in pursuit. The slave catchers were jailed by local authorities, and returned to Missouri empty-handed. 

Escape Attributes
Multiple Slaveholders
Runaway Arrest Ad
UGRR Involvement
Escape Numbers
Notes on Sources

Blackett, The Captive's Quest, 166