Sunday, February 18, 1855
Slaveholders Mentioned By Name
On Sunday night, February 18, 1855, six enslaved people, a man, woman and four children, escaped from prominent St. Louis slaveholder John O'Fallon. Missouri papers speculated that the freedom seekers were "on the way to Chicago."
Women and/or children runaways
Notes on Sources
Blackett, The Captive's Quest, 145; St. Louis Missouri Republican, February 21, February 22, 1855 (HMO)