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  • Collection: Kansas

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She was enslaved on a plantation near Asheville, North Carolina. Her husband was sold away from her more than 50 years earlier [ca. 1840]. In 1890 she found him living in Newport, Kentucky. (Their names are not given in the article. Additional…

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Scruggs, of Lawrence, KS, was formerly enslaved in Jackson, County, MO, by Nathaniel Scruggs. Her three daughters were sold before the Civil War.

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Lathan left home in Kansas in 1885, looking for work, and not seen since.

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Green came to Kansas City "during the slavery days" and "belonged to the Holiday family in Virginia."

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They belonged to James Duncan, near Russellville, Logan County, Kentucky, and were separated 46 years ago [ca 1846].

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Dick "was the slave of Edward Bush, a negro trader, who was our father." Montgomery was sold in or near Nashville, Tennessee, when a child, and taken to Missouri. Her brother was sold to someone in Texas.

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They were in Carbondale, Illinois, when last heard of.

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Nat Miller/Nate Miller/Nathan Miller, of Lawrence, Kansas, lost his sister "during slavery times." He found her in 1904.

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Unnamed, searching for Wm. P. Grant. Last heard from in North Topeka, Kansas.

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Jones and Vaughn, of Kansas City, Kansas, were separated after emancipation. Reunited and married in 1899.

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Benjamin, of Choctaw and Chickasaw Nation, enlisted in the 1st Colored regiment [1st Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry Regiment] during the Civil War. Last heard from in Kansas City, Missouri, charged with desertion.

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She lives in Jacksonville, Illinois. Her son, James Blue, lived in Jackson County, Kansas, when last heard from [in ca 1864, during the Civil War].

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Driver searching for his son, Jeff Prior, and his sister, Rosana Driver. They lived in Pike County, Georgia. Riley Driver lived in North Topeka, Kansas.

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Her son served in Company B, 5th Massachusetts Colored Cavalry, Civil War. He settled in Kansas in 1866. Riker needs information to prove her claim for a dependent mother's Civil War pension.

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Smith, insurance and real estate agent, searching for Finley, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation

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They are "mulatto" and from the Creek Nation. They escaped, presumably to the North, from Maysville about ten days after the Civil War battle there.

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Last heard of her in 1878, when she lived in Columbia, South Carolina, on Wheelers Hill.

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Last seen in Waco, TX, in 1866, by his sister-in-law, Phyliss Pettigrew

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Brownlee searching for her aunt, Mrs. Florence Tally, and her grandmother, Mrs. Jane Goodloe

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Ross and Jenkins searching for their sister, Mrs. Augusta Ridley (nee Wells)

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Gideon, owner and originator of Gideon's Refined Negro Minstrels, is searching for his father, who enlisted in the First Kansas Colored Infantry during the Civil War
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