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  • Collection: Illinois

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Emeline Skipwarth escaped from slavery in Kentucky to Michigan. Forty years later, in 1885, she found her sister, Julia Lyon, near Troy, Ohio.

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Alston was last heard from in July 1890 in Paterson, New Jersey.

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Baldwin, of Rapids City, Illinois, has been missing since February 10, 1882.

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Bradford North, Busby's former master, left him fifty thousand dollars. North's executors found Busby through newspaper ads.

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Terry, at the Working Girls' Home in Chicago, formerly lived in Springfield, Illinois.

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Marrs was formerly window man at the Grand Pacific Railroad.

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Wintersmith went from New York to Chicago in 1863, during the Civil War. She left her two children there before returning to New York.

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Davy Linn, formerly of Chicago, Illinois, left there with an Illinois regiment around 1861, during the Civil War

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Barber went to Texas in 1866, leaving his mother in New Orleans, Louisiana

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Son born in Vicksburg, Mississippi. He left her two years ago [ca 1889] in Washington County, Mississippi.

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Dority searching for his mother, Mary Ann Dority, and his sister, Mary Jane Dority

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Smith searching for his mother, Eveline Wade, his step-father, Mike Wade, and his Heair brothers and sisters

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His father was freed in 1846, in Trimble County, Kentucky, and then went to Hanover, Indiana.

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Carter, of Chicago, Illinois, searching for her son, last seen in San Francisco, California

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Mrs. J.W. Willis, Youngstown, Ohio, searching for sister Malinda Rogers and brother William. Last saw them in 1874 on Asheland plantation, Washington, Mississippi.

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Byrd, of Rome, Georgia, searching for Alfred Byrd and Jennie Byrd

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Brother "belonged to" Jack Graves. Last heard from in Greenville, Mississippi, eight years ago [ca. 1883].

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He was last heard of at Helena, Arkansas, in 1884. A cook on a steamboat.

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Lizzie was at Fort Smith, Arkansas, about to start for Los Angeles, California, when last heard from in 1885.

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Henry Wilson, butler to four Illinois governors, finds his sister, Mrs. Hattie Webb. They were separated in 1864, when Wilson and his mother escaped from Missouri to Illinois during the Civil War.

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Nathan Branch, the "oldest colored man" in Evanston, Illinois, learns that his brother lives in Macon, Georgia. They were separated by sale in 1833, in Chesterfield County, Virginia.

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Cook searching for Thomas Price, son of Richard (Dick) Price, who was a slave, "owned" by Samuel Bowles

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Anderson, former adjutant of 6th Virginia regiment, searching for service information of William Green, Wyatt Bonds, and Henry Hill

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Jones searching for Nelson, Fanny, Cloe, Clara, and George, children placed in the Freedman asylum, Washington, DC, during the Civil War.

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Mary Saunders is searching for her brothers.
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