Beginning Date
Wednesday, November 2, 1859
Starting Point
Freedom Seekers Mentioned By Name
Nelly (age 12)
Slaveholders Mentioned By Name
John Stroup
Mid Points
End Point

On Wednesday, November 2, 1859, a 12-year-old enslaved girl named Nelly escaped from a property near the Iron Mountain Railroad in Jefferson county, Missouri. Her enslaver, John Stroup, promised to "pay handsomely" for her return, alleging that someone "stole her."

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

St. Louis Missouri Republican, November 5, 1859 (HMO)