Beginning Date
Sunday, February 18, 1855
Starting Point
Slaveholders Mentioned By Name
John O'Fallon
Mid Points
End Point

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."

Escape Attributes
Single Slaveholder
Women and/or children runaways
Escape Numbers
Notes on Sources

Blackett, The Captive's Quest, 145; St. Louis Missouri Republican, February 21, February 22, 1855 (HMO)