Beginning Date
Sunday, October 23, 1859
Starting Point
Freedom Seekers Mentioned By Name
David (age 45) with free wife, her girl, and three of his enslaved children: Richard or Dick (age 13) // Fanny (age 11) // Jim (age about 8)
Slaveholders Mentioned By Name
George L. Lackland
Mid Points
End Point

On Sunday night, October 23, 1859, enslaved people, 45-year-old David, and three of his children, 13-year-old Richard ("Dick"), 11-year-old Fanny and Jim, around 8-9 years old, escaped from St. Louis. The four freedom seekers were reportedly in company with their mother and a sibling (a girl aged 4-5), both of whom were free. Their enslaver, George L. Lackland, advertised a reward of $1,000 for their recapture.

Escape Attributes
Single Slaveholder
Single Group Escape
Women and/or children runaways
Runaway Arrest Ad
Escape Numbers
Notes on Sources

St. Louis Missouri Republican, October 27, 1859 (HMO)