Jail break, no. 7.

by Lisa Y. Henderson


BROKE the jail of Currituck County and made his escape on the 2d day of June, 1852, a free colored man named GATLING BOWYER, confined there for larceny. He is about five feet eight or ten inches high – black – about 21 or 22 years old – and has made occasional voyages by sea. It is supposed that he is lurking somewhere in the neighborhood of Roanoke Island, in Currituck County.

The above reward will be given for his apprehension and delivery at the jail of Currituck county.   THOMAS GRIGGS, Sheriff and Jailer. Currituck Co., N.C., June 22, 1852.

The Democratic Pioneer (Elizabeth City), 5 October 1851.