On Saturday, June 21, 1862, two enslaved men, 49-year-old Joe and 22-year-old Anbeeson escaped from a property some six miles south of Miami, Missouri. Their enslaver, N.S. Smith, advertised a "liberal reward" for their recapture. Anbeeson was also identified as a blacksmith.
St. Louis Missouri Republican, July 7, 1862 (HMO)