Sunday, May 20, 1855
Freedom Seekers Mentioned By Name
Jim Kennerly (age about 20)
Slaveholders Mentioned By Name
On Sunday, May 20, an enslaved man named Jim Kennerly, around 20 years old, escaped from slaveholder Henry Shaw's "country residence" outside St. Louis. Shaw advertised a $300 reward for Jim's recapture. This episode was part of the 1855 St. Louis Stampede.
Runaway Arrest Ad
Notes on Sources
St. Louis Missouri Republican, May 27, 1855 (GB)