Sometime in early 1854, an enslaved family in Henry county, Kentucky attempted to escape. But word of their plan leaked out, and apparently under torture the freedom seekers admitted that an elaborate plot had been formed by many enslaved people, where "several white persons were to be murdered, and some robbing done by slaves, and then a stampede made for Canada." However, later sources contradicted this report, which was reportedly coerced from the captives, and claimed the attempted escape was limited to a single family unit.
Wednesday, February 1, 1854
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Estimated; described as a family unit