Beginning Date
Saturday, July 5, 1862
Starting Point
Freedom Seekers Mentioned By Name
Charles (age 26) // Patsy (age 18) // Clara (age 13 and niece of Charles) // Clement (age 22 and brother of Charles) // Jule (age 17)
Slaveholders Mentioned By Name
F.L. Jones // C.F. DeLassus
Mid Points
End Point

On Saturday night, July 5, 1862, an extended family of five enslaved people escaped from St. Louis: 26-year-old Charles, 18-year-old Patsy, 13-year-old Clara (niece of Charles), 22-year-old Clement (brother of Charles), and a 17-year-old boy named Jule. Charles, Clement and Jule all spoke both English and French. Their enslavers, F.L. Jones and C.F. DeLassus, advertised a $500 reward for their recapture. 

Escape Attributes
Multiple Slaveholders
Single Group Escape
Women and/or children runaways
Runaway Arrest Ad
Escape Numbers
Notes on Sources

St. Louis Missouri Republican, July 11, 1862 (HMO)