Beginning Date
Tuesday, July 27, 1858
Starting Point
Freedom Seekers Mentioned By Name
Charles Morehead
Slaveholders Mentioned By Name
Luther Teegarden
Mid Points
End Point

In late July 1858, an enslaved man named Charles Morehead escaped from Weston, in Platte county, Missouri. His enslaver, Luther Teegarden, suspected that Morehead had "left Liberty Landing on the down trip of the Polar Star," a steamer, and offered a $500 reward for his recapture. 

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

St. Louis Missouri Republican, September 10, 1858 (HMO)