1857--Freedom Seeker Caught By F. M. Bess

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1857--Freedom Seeker Caught By F. M. Bess

Date

27 Jun 1857

Formatted date

1857-06-27

Event type

Escape

Description

On 27 June 1857, F. M. Bess caught a man from Henry County at the Lochry Ferry and received a $400 out-of-state reward for having caught him on the Indiana side of the Ohio river. This may be a man enslaved to the Sanfords of Boone and Kenton counties, and he may have known his way through the area.

Participant

Slave holder(s): William Sanford
Other participant(s): F.M. Bess

Location

Concurrent Event

Related resource

Bess family

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1857--Freedom Seeker Captured Event
Participant In
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Sanford, William Participant in Person