Beginning Date
Saturday, July 30, 1859
Starting Point
Freedom Seekers Mentioned By Name
Ben (age 35) // Jeff (age 24)
Slaveholders Mentioned By Name
John T. Overall // Travis Murphy
Mid Points
End Point

On Saturday night, July 30, 1859, two enslaved men, 35-year-old Ben and 24-year-old Jeff, escaped from Wellsburg in St. Charles county, Missouri. Their enslavers, John T. Overall and Travis Murphy, advertised a $500 reward for Ben and Jeff's recapture. 

Escape Attributes
Multiple Slaveholders
Single Group Escape
Runaway Arrest Ad
Escape Numbers
Notes on Sources

St. Louis Missouri Republican, August 2, 1859 (HMO)