Beginning Date
Sunday, September 30, 1860
Starting Point
Freedom Seekers Mentioned By Name
Gus (age 38) // Burrel

On Sunday night, September 30, 1860, two enslaved men, 38-year-old Gus, and another man named Burrel, escaped from Jefferson county, Missouri. After the two were last seen in Monroe City, Illinois, "doubtless making their way to Canada," their enslavers offered a $400 reward for Gus and Burrel's recapture.

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

St. Louis Missouri Republican, October 5, 1860 (HMO)