Beginning Date
Monday, January 5, 1857
Starting Point
Freedom Seekers Mentioned By Name
Charles (age 42)
Slaveholders Mentioned By Name
Francis J. Smith acting for estate of Thomas Horine

On Monday, January 5, 1857, a roughly 42-year-old enslaved man named Charles escaped in St. Louis from his enslaver, Francis J. Smith (the executor of deceased slaveholder Thomas Horine's estate), when Smith was traveling to Jefferson City. Smith advertised a $100 reward for Charles's recapture. 

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

St. Louis Missouri Republican, January 15, 1857 (HMO)