Beginning Date
Saturday, August 25, 1860
Starting Point
Freedom Seekers Mentioned By Name
Thornton (age 24) // Westley (age 17) --both men "fiddlers and literate"
Slaveholders Mentioned By Name
John Simpson
Mid Points
End Point

On Saturday evening, August 25, 1860, two enslaved men, 24-year-old Thornton and 17-year-old Westley, escaped from Cuba in Crawford county, Missouri. Both were fiddlers and literate, and their enslaver, John Simpson, offered an $800 reward for their recapture. 

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

St. Louis Missouri Republican, August 29, 1860 (HMO)