Beginning Date
Sunday, April 22, 1855
Starting Point
Freedom Seekers Mentioned By Name
William Taylor // William Bruce
Slaveholders Mentioned By Name
John Lay
Mid Points
End Point

On Sunday April 22, 1855, two enslaved men, William Taylor and William Bruce, escaped from slaveholder John Lay's property three miles outside St. Louis on the Central Plank Road. Lay advertised an $800 reward for their recapture.

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

St. Louis Missouri Republican, April 27, 1855 (HMO)