Beginning Date
Tuesday, August 14, 1849
Starting Point
Freedom Seekers Mentioned By Name
George Ben (or Ben George, age 16)
Slaveholders Mentioned By Name
A.G. Switzer
Mid Points
End Point

On the morning of August 14, 1849, a 16-year-old enslaved boy named George Ben (or Ben George) escaped from St. Louis. His enslaver, A.G. Switzer, advertised a $50 reward for his recapture.

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

St. Louis Missouri Republican, August 14, 1849 (GB)