The Jones Family Escape

The escape of Hannah, Andrew, Letta, Jerry, Mary, Jackson, George, Henry and James from Wharton Jones, assisted by John Van Zandt took place on April 23, 1841. They were pursued by slave catchers and caught. Two escaped, but only one, Andrew, remained free (the other returned on his own) VanZant was arrested, then released. Legal proceedings for Jones to recoup the loss of Andrew and the cost of the slavehunters ruined VanZandt financially. Daily Ohio Statesman, Columbus, Ohio; 14 July 1843; Lorain Republican (Elyria, Ohio) · Wed, Aug 2, 1843 · Page 2; Ohio History Central