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Saturday, September 22, 1860
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On Saturday night, September 22, 1860, there was "Quite a stampede" in Fleming Kentucky, involving at least four freedom seekers.  The local newspaper mocked these runaways as "would be Free Soilers," but named most them:  Jake (owned by Thomas R. Botts), Grant or Gran (owned by Walker Thornton but hired out to Isaac Johnson), Lewis (owned by Lake Stockton), and an unnamed fourth individual from neighboring Sherburne.  All of these men were captured "within a few miles of the Ohio river." 

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