Beginning Date
Sunday, September 26, 1858
Starting Point
Freedom Seekers Mentioned By Name
Jane (age about 35) with children: Ed (age 7), girl (age 4) and infant
Slaveholders Mentioned By Name
J.H. Gordon
Mid Points
End Point

On Sunday, September 26, 1858, a 35-year-old enslaved woman named Jane escaped from St. Louis along with her three children, a 7-year-old boy named Ed, a 4-year-old girl whose name was not recorded, and a 7-month-old infant. Her enslaver, J.H. Gordon, noted that Jane had a husband in Louisville Kentucky, and advertised a $500 reward for the recapture of Jane and her three children.

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

St. Louis Missouri Republican, October 20, 1858 (HMO)