Beginning Date
Saturday, December 19, 1857
Starting Point
Freedom Seekers Mentioned By Name
Dave (age about 35)
Slaveholders Mentioned By Name
John J. Murdoch
Mid Points
End Point

On Saturday night, December 19, 1857, a roughly 35-year-old enslaved man named Dave escaped from a property located eight miles outside of St. Louis along the Big Bend Road. His enslaver, John J. Murdoch, promised a "liberal reward" for Dave's recapture. 

Escape Attributes
Single Slaveholder
Runaway Arrest Ad
Escape Numbers
Notes on Sources

St. Louis Missouri Republican, December 28, 1857 (HMO)