Beginning Date
Monday, January 26, 1857
Starting Point
Freedom Seekers Mentioned By Name
Slaveholders Mentioned By Name
Barney Lynch
Mid Points
End Point

On Monday morning, January 26, 1857, an enslaved man named Lewis escaped St. Louis via the Ohio & Mississippi railroad, riding the trains to Cairo, Illinois. His enslaver, Barney Lynch, offered a $200 reward for his return.

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

St. Louis Missouri Republican, February 1, 1857 (HMO); see also modern St. Louis Magazine profile, "Dishonorable Monuments," June 21, 2017 that describes how Bernard M. Lynch (or Barney) was a notorious slave trader in St. Louis.