Beginning Date
Sunday, July 19, 1857
Starting Point
Freedom Seekers Mentioned By Name
Felix (age about 35)
Slaveholders Mentioned By Name
John W. Gibson
Mid Points
End Point

On Sunday night, July 19, 1857, a roughly 35-year-old enslaved man named Felix escaped. His enslaver, John W. Gibson, believed that Felix was "lurking about in the neighborhood to avoid labor," commonly known as lying out, and advertised a $200 reward for Felix's recapture. 

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

St. Louis Missouri Republican, August 9, 1857 (HMO)