North Carolina


North Carolina

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William Love looking for his son (2 ads)
William Love is looking for his lost son, Jackson. He left with General Sherman's army in March 1865, during the Civil War.

Sarah Oxley looking for sister Dorcas Richardson
Sarah Oxley and her siblings in search of sister Dorcas

Eliza Cooke looking for son Greenwood Cooke
Eliza Cooke looking for son Greenwood Cooke

Richard Elliott looking for sons
Richard Elliott is looking for sons, Willie and Champion.

James Hall searching for son Wesley
James Hall searching for son, Wesley

John Wilson, of Colbert County, MD, searching for his children
John Wilson, of Colbert County, MD, searching for his children, sold in Richmond, VA

Fillis Dudley searching for her children
Fillis Dudley, Wilmington, NC, searching for her children, Lemuel and Eliza Dudley

William H. Gilchrist searching for family
William H. Gilchrist, of Carthage, IN, searching for his family

Kilby White searching for son Caesar
Kilby White, Onslow County, NC, searching for son, Caesar

Peter Vinson and Peggy Vinson searching for their daughter
Peter and Peggy Vinson searching for daughter, Emma, commonly called "Poss," age about 14. Formerly belonged to Mr. Chas. Henderson.

Malinda Davis searching for her father, Stepney Davis, or any of his family
Malinda Davis searching for her father, who "formerly belonged to" Mrs. Jane White of Onslow County, NC

Lev. Hall searching for his people
Hall was sold away from Guilford County, North Carolina, in 1839. Mother's name was Tempy Witty.

John Williams reunited with his mother, Harriet Blackwell, after 32 years
Williams was sold to a Mississippi planter when a boy. Reunited with his mother, in Asheville, North Carolina, on Christmas Day 1892.

Henry Marlow searching for the Rev. J. W. Green
Marlow searching for Rev. Green, a preacher and doctor who was married near Excelsior, North Carolina

Alfred Harrison searching for his mother, Mrs. Cloe Jarvis
She was formerly the slave of the Rev. Bannister Jarvis, of Powell's Point, Currituck County, North Carolina

Geo Baum searching for his children, Matilda Meekins and Willis Meekins
They belonged to the estate of Esther Meekins and were carried from Roanoke Island, North Carolina, into the Confederate lines in 1861, during the Civil War.

Britton Richardson is searching for his son Isham Richardson
Isham was an albino, taken from his father when "the Federal army came through" during the Civil War. He is somewhere in the North.

Nazery Hinton searching for his wife, Tecy Rand
Tecy "formerly belonged to" Dr. Banks, Wake County, North Carolina. He sold her to Fabius Rand in Clifton, Wilcox County, Alabama, about 11 or 12 years earlier [ca 1855].

Mary Williams searching for her daughter, Harriet Hayes, and two grandchildren
Hayes and her children, Mansa and Helen, were taken from the Raleigh, North Carolina, area to Richmond, Virginia, and sold there in 1863, during the Civil War.

Toby Olds searching for his son, Pinkney Olds
Pinkney was mustered out of the U.S. service at Fort Macon, North Carolina, in May 1868, when he was last heard from.

Geo. L. Mabson searching for George Smith
Ad placed in Wilmington, North Carolina. Smith was a "colored" discharged soldier. [A Civil War veteran?]

Benj. Motte searching for unnamed child on behalf of the child's mother
Motte, and the child's mother, searching for a four year old "colored boy" who "strayed" away. Ad placed in Wilmington, North Carolina, two weeks before the Civil War ended.

Joanna Hamilton is searching for her sons
Hamilton, of Charlotte, North Carolina, is searching for her sons, aged 12 and 8 years. In 1873, during Reconstruction.

Levi Morrison is searching for his brother, Archie B. Morrison
He was born in Moore County, North Carolina. Was last heard from in St. Augustine, Florida, in 1885.

John J. Dwyer, an attorney, searching for Robert Bowen or his heirs
Bowen, born in North Carolina, went to Hartford, Connecticut, and enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1863, during the Civil War. Bowen, or his heirs, are entitled to a "small estate."
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