Martha Cobble finds her two sons after 40-year search

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Title

Martha Cobble finds her two sons after 40-year search

Subject

Newspaper report of family reunification

Description

Martha Cobble, Owensboro, KY, finds her two sons, who were sold to a New Orleans trader

Source

Appeal (St. Paul, MN and Minneapolis, MN; Chicago, IL)

Date

August 3, 1889

Coverage

Owensboro, KY
New Orleans, LA

Contributor

Jesse Nasta

Publisher

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress

Relation

This article appeared in numerous newspapers (white and black) in 1889.

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Transcription

Martha Cobble, of Owensboro, Ky., a
Colored woman formerly a slave, has
searched forty years for her two sons
who were sold to a New Orleans trader
when they eight and ten years of age.
Recently she learned the whereabouts
of both and was made happy by a visit
from one of them.

Files

The Appeal. St Paul etc. Aug 3 1889.jpg

Citation

“Martha Cobble finds her two sons after 40-year search,” Newspaper report of family reunification, Appeal (St. Paul, MN and Minneapolis, MN; Chicago, IL), August 3, 1889, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed November 17, 2017, http://informationwanted.org/items/show/2820.

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  1. The Appeal. St Paul etc. Aug 3 1889.jpg