Bettie Johnson

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Title

Bettie Johnson

Subject

Do You Know Them? Ad

Description

First Ad: Bettie Johnson seeking information of her father, Edwin Childs.
Second Ad: Bettie Johnson's thank you note after she found both her father and aunt.

Source

The Richmond Planet (Richmond, VA)

Date

First Ad: October 19, 1895
Second Ad: November 9, 1895

Coverage

Louisville, KY
Philadelphia, PA
Richmond, VA

Contributor

Chris Byrd

Scripto

Transcription

Do You Know Them?
Louisville, Ky , October 1, '95.
I desire to know the whereabouts of
Edwin Childs, the husband of Lucy
Childs. The latter was daughter of
old man Carter Page before the war.
She belonged to Franklin Guy. She had
two brothers, one by the name of Wil-
liam Page, and Archie Page.
Edwin Childs belonged to Dr Worth-
um before the war, and he always
hired his own time. His sister Muzin-
da, and and he worked in the tobacco fac-
tory together. Edwin Childs' wife,
Lucy Childs, was sold to the Negro
traders before the war by Franklin
Guy Franklin Guy had two sons, one
was named Tommie Guy and the other
Warner Guy.
Oblige,
Bettie Johnson.
No. 814 9th Street,
3t 10-19 Louisville, Ky
FOUND HER RELATIVES.
The Value of an Advertisement in the
Planet.
Louisville, Ky , Oct. 23, 1895
Mr. Mitchell,
I have heard from my father Edwin
Childs. He lives in Washington City.
He saw the advertisement in the Rich-
mond Planet. I received the letter
from him Tuesday. It has been 36
years since I last saw him We were
sold away from our father in the year
of 1859. I received a letter from Phil-
adelphia, Pa , concerning the same
matter. My aunt Muzinda lives in
Richmond , Va. Her number is 913 N.
Third St. Through your kindness was
the cause of me finding my father and
aunt.
From yours,
BETTIE JOHNSON.

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Citation

“Bettie Johnson,” Do You Know Them? Ad, The Richmond Planet (Richmond, VA), First Ad: October 19, 1895, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed October 19, 2017, http://informationwanted.org/items/show/1025.

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