Wm. Eckter searching for his father

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Title

Wm. Eckter searching for his father

Subject

Information Wanted Ad

Description

Wm. Eckter is searching for his father who belonged to a man named Algood in Pontotoc, MS. His mother's name was Sarah and she belonged to Mrs. Morrow. He had three brothers, Manuel, Henry, and William and three uncles Sye, Willis, and Jeff. In 1883, Wm. was living in Lafayette Springs and left with his owner. Since 1883 was long after the civil war, either this date is a misprint, or Wm. was in some form of sharcropping bondage which he found equivalent to ownership.

Source

The Southwestern Christian Advocate (New Orleans, LA)

Date

April 9, 1885

Coverage

Alpha, MS
Pontotoc, MS
Lafayette Springs, MS

Contributor

Daniel Runyon

Files

Wm. Eckter 4-9-1885.tif

Citation

“Wm. Eckter searching for his father,” Information Wanted Ad, The Southwestern Christian Advocate (New Orleans, LA), April 9, 1885, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed October 17, 2017, http://informationwanted.org/items/show/2736.

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  1. Wm. Eckter 4-9-1885.tif