Sunday, June 22, 1856
Freedom Seekers Mentioned By Name
Jessie Owens (age 35) with John Huddin
Slaveholders Mentioned By Name
On Sunday, June 22, 1856, a 35-year-old enslaved man named Jessie Owens escaped, reportedly in the company of John Huddin, who had escaped two weeks prior, also from Virginia Mines. Owens's enslaver, B.S. Miles, advertised a $250 reward for his recapture.
Runaway Arrest Ad
Notes on Sources
St. Louis Missouri Republican, July 3, 1856 (HMO)