Saturday, April 11, 1863
Freedom Seekers Mentioned By Name
Jerry // Louis // Nathan
Slaveholders Mentioned By Name
On Saturday night, April 11, 1863, three enslaved people, Jerry, Louis, and Nathan, escaped from slaveholder Olly Williams's farm on the St. Charles Rock road outside St. Louis. The three freedom seekers left in Williams's wagon, guided by two mules and packed full with "other property" of their slaveholder.
Notes on Sources
"Stampede of Slaves," St. Louis (MO) Democrat, April 16, 1863