Beginning Date
Friday, July 17, 1857
Starting Point
Freedom Seekers Mentioned By Name
Rachel (age 22)
Slaveholders Mentioned By Name
J.M. Brown
Mid Points
End Point

On Friday morning, July 17, 1857, an 22-year-old enslaved woman named Rachel escaped from a residence located three miles north of St. Louis. Her enslaver, J.M. Brown, offered a $100 reward for Rachel's recapture. It was later raised to $300, with the admonishment that Rachel "was raised in Macon county, Mo., and has expressed some anxiety to go home."

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

St. Louis Missouri Republican, July 25, 1857 (HMO); St. Louis Missouri Republican, August 12, 1857 (HMO)