Beginning Date
Tuesday, November 17, 1857
Starting Point
Freedom Seekers Mentioned By Name
Maria (age about 28) with two young children
Slaveholders Mentioned By Name
John J. Roe
Mid Points
End Point

On either November 17 or 18, 1857, a roughly 28-year-old enslaved woman named Maria escaped, along with her two children, aged 5 and 3 respectively. Their enslaver, John J. Roe, advertised a $100 reward for their recapture.

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

St. Louis Missouri Republican, November 24, 1857 (HMO)