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  • State is exactly "Washington, DC"

A coachman in Columbus, OH, and his brother, a minister, found their elderly father in Washington, DC, in 1883. They had been sold apart from each other before the Civil War. (Their names are not given in the newspaper article. Additional research is…

She "formerly lived with" Dr. P.H. Cabell [Patrick Henry Cabell] in Selma, AL. [Race is not indicated, but he likely meant that she lived with him as an enslaved person. Further research needed to confirm].

Johnson, age 12, last seen in Washington, DC. Ad placed in May 1865, three weeks after the Civil War ended.

They were bound to Robert Earl, proprietor of a livery stable in Washington, DC, as minors. Ad placed in 1876, during Reconstruction.

Millie left Jackson Morten's farm in Orange County, VA, where her parents lived, "when quite a small child." Ad placed in 1871, during Reconstruction. [Race is not indicated, but the veiled language suggests this ad is likely about an enslaved family…

Carolina and her son "belonged to" Lucinda Cutler, Dinwiddie County, VA. Aron is seven years old and came away with Louisa Booz from City Point, VA, last year [ca. 1865]. Ad placed in 1866, during Reconstruction.

Searcher is in Washington, DC. She has not heard from her husband since before "the rebellion" [the Civil War], when he left her on a visit from Macon, Mississippi. Ad placed in 1866, during Reconstruction.

Woodford lives in Washington, DC. His nephew is supposed to be in the same city. Ad placed in 1873, during Reconstruction.

Postmaster in Washington, DC, searching for Fouts/Faust, of St. Joseph, MO, "regarding some slaves her formerly owned." His son-in-law "Doc" Daniels's reply, stating that Fouts/Faust died in 1875, was also published.

They are supposed to be in Washington, DC. Ad placed in 1873, during Reconstruction.

John, age six, left home in Georgetown, DC, and had not been seen for eight days. In 1873, during Reconstruction.

Margaret, age 13, ran away from her mother. Ad placed in Washington, DC, in June 1865, two months after the Civil War.

The Gaskins family moved from Washington, DC to Virginia in 1892. The father kept a restaurant in DC. The children were Roberta Gaskins, Latitia Gaskins, and John Gaskins.

Brown is widow of Leonard Brown, Co. G. U.S.H.A. [Ad presumably relates to a Civil War widow's pension application].

Sam Spoons/Sam Spoons Blakely was son of John Spoons/John Spoons Blakely, private of Co. B., 15th U.S.C.T.[Ad is presumably related to a Civil War pension application].

Oglesby is searching for Mr. Mines Goodall, Abraham Pussley, and Robert Allen, of the 14th U.S. Colored Troops, Civil War [possibly to apply for a Civil War veteran's pension?]

Able, in Washington, DC, is searching for her daughter, who was in Richmond, Virginia, when last heard from. Ad placed in May 1867, during Reconstruction.

Sims, of Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), was separated from his sisters at the outbreak of the Civil War. From Mississippi. He learned of their whereabouts in 1899.

Unnamed person searching for Mansfield. He used to live in Washington, DC, and was head waiter at Palm Beach, Florida.

Young, of Washington, DC, is searching for her mother, Mrs. Candace Quinn, and sisters, Mrs. Ella Barby and Mrs. Missouri Walker.

Pope searching for his siblings: Polly Pope, Milly Kane, Adeline Jane Pope, Joe Pope, and Larkin Pope. He left them in 1863, after the fall of Vicksburg, Mississippi, during the Civil War.


Brown wrote to the Clerk of Court, Washington, DC, for information. He was sold away from Washington, DC, 40 years earlier [ca 1846].

William and Mary Smith lived in Washington, DC, in 1827. [Ad possibly related to a probate/inheritance issue]?

Dilashaw is searching for her son, Donob Dixon. He is supposed to be in Washington, DC.

Last seen in Fredericksburg. They left there with intention of meeting him in Washington, DC. During the Civil War.
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