Beginning Date
Monday, August 15, 1853
Starting Point
Freedom Seekers Mentioned By Name
Sam (hired out)
Slaveholders Mentioned By Name
W.W. Mitchell // J.F. Riggs

On Monday, August 15, 1853, an enslaved man named Sam escaped from Fayette in Howard county, Missouri. Sam had been hired out to W.W. Mitchell in Fayette, where he had worked along the Missouri river, and his enslaver, J.F. Riggs, suspected that Sam "will probably endeavor to secret himself on board of some steamboat and make his way to St. Charles or St. Louis." Riggs advertised a $200 reward for his recapture. 

Escape Attributes
Multiple Slaveholders
Waterways Escape
Runaway Arrest Ad
Escape Numbers
Notes on Sources

St. Louis Missouri Republican, August 18, 1853 (GB)