Family Escape

A man, woman and child escape from Wilson Harper of Boone County. The enslaved man was the son of a free man in Cincinnati named Keyte (Kite). Harper agreed to sell the family to Keyte, with his property in Cincinnati as collateral. A case was brought before the courts when the mortgage was due yet unpaid, in 1851. Harper was ultimately awarded the property and the enslaved people remained free. The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana)· Thu, Aug 7, 1851; The Tennessean (Nashville, Tennessee) · Sat, Aug 16, 1851