Beginning Date
Friday, August 24, 1860
Starting Point
Slaveholders Mentioned By Name
Edward Bredell
Mid Points
End Point

In late August 1860, five enslaved people, a mother, two sons, a daughter and a young child "closely related to them," escaped from slaveholder Edward Bredell's property about six miles outside of St. Louis along the Clayton road. Bredell "was on a visit to the East," and the family of five left under the pretense of visiting nearby African Americans, and used the opportunity to escape. 

Escape Attributes
Single Slaveholder
Single Group Escape
Women and/or children runaways
Escape Numbers
Notes on Sources

Blackett, The Captive's Quest, 179; St. Louis Missouri Democrat, August 27, 1860 (GB)