Beginning Date
Friday, April 16, 1858
Starting Point
Freedom Seekers Mentioned By Name
Milly (age 42) // Fanny (age 16) // Eliza (age 19)

Late on Friday night, April 16, 1858, three enslaved women, 42-year-old Milly, 16-year-old Fanny and 19-year-old Eliza, escaped from Central Township in northern St. Louis. Their enslavers suspected that the three women "will attempt to cross the Missouri river at some point between Bellefontaine and St. Charles," and advertised a $750 reward for their recapture. 

Escape Attributes
Single Group Escape
Women and/or children runaways
Runaway Arrest Ad
Escape Numbers
Notes on Sources

St. Louis Missouri Republican, April 28, 1858 (HMO)