Beginning Date
Friday, June 1, 1860
Starting Point
Freedom Seekers Mentioned By Name
Jim and Jack Cowan (both age about 25)
Slaveholders Mentioned By Name
E.D. Williams
Mid Points
End Point

Two enslaved men, Jim and Jack Cowan, both around 25 years in age, escaped from Spring Garden, in Saline county, Missouri. Their enslaver, E.D. Williams, advertised a $300 reward for their recapture. A month later Williams ran a second ad, this time only for the arrest of Jim, who was reportedly headed for Canada and last seen in St. Joseph, Missouri.

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

St. Louis Missouri Republican, June 29, 1860 (HMO); St. Louis Missouri Republican, July 30, 1860 (HMO)