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Ellen and Eliza Cooke left Athens, TN, with General Sherman's army in 1863 [during the Civil War].

Tweeting the Past.pdf
Using an Information Wanted Ad, students will write a Tweet with a historical question for social media.

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Scott, from Humboldt, TN, is in Memphis. His wife and daughter had come to Memphis two months earlier, in August 1868, and he hopes to meet them there.

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Paine left four years ago [ca. 1870, during Reconstruction] to work on the railroad, below Chattanooga, TN.

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Wright, of Knoxville, TN, "left" his children at Fairfax Courthouse, Culpeper County, VA. He "belonged to" Judge John C. Greene. His wife, Betsy, "belonged to" John Stone, 12 miles from there.

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His children were named Lucinda, Malinda, James, Myner, Charles, Kate, George, Isy, and Hamp. Wright was raised in Culpeper County, VA. His first master was Jack Greene, a judge in Richmond, VA. His second master was John Stone.

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They "are somewhere in the South." [They were presumably sold south before the Civil War]. Their names were Charles Thomas, Henry Wright, James Nelson, Minor Franklin, Isaac Williams, Hamp Conway, and Luncinda.

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Murray was "formerly with" [enslaved by?] John Cloyd, of Fayette County, TN. Information of his whereabouts is wanted at office of Humes & Poston, [attorneys] in Memphis, TN.

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Peter [surname illegible] searching for the Isaac Rosser family, of LaGrange, Troup County, Georgia.

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Dogan, of Pottstown, PA, found his first wife in 1871. They had been separated during the Civil War, when Dogan escaped into the Union lines and enlisted. His second wife supposedly gave her "hearty consent" for him to return to his first wife and…

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Julia Creamer was taken from Memphis, TN, by John Creamer.

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Unnamed person searching for Rev. Filman Duncan. He resided in Memphis, TN, three of four years ago [ca. 1873 or ca. 1874].

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William Snyder, age 12, left his home in Harrisburg, PA, in August 1868 to go to Sunday school. Has been missing for over a week. Ad placed in 1868, during Reconstruction.

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Butler, age 15, last seen leaving his home in Baltimore, MD. Ad placed in 1869 (during Reconstruction). Description of his appearance and clothing provided.

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George White (known as Turner White before the Civil War) was born in Panola County, MS, and "formerly belonged to" Col. F.M. White. He was in the army. Mustered out in Mobile, AL, in 1867.

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Delmer's mother is searching for him. He was formerly "owned" by Edgar McKenney, of Virginia, and is supposed to be in north Alabama. Ad placed in 1871, during Reconstruction. Delmer was then about 20 years old.

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Saffold is searching for any officer or man of Co. E, 135th Regiment, U.S. Colored Troops. Saffold is trying to get a Civil War veteran's pension.

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Patton was brought from Jackson, TN, to Leon County, FL, about 40 years ago [ca. 1843], as an enslaved young man. His mother's name was Nellie Holmes, and his brothers were Tom and Littleton.

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Bowen escaped from slavery, near St. Francisville, MO, in 1859. He presumably went to Chicago and, from there, to Canada.

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Searching for Robert Peck or his descendants. Peck lived in Manhattan or Brooklyn, NY, in or about 1850. Write to the New York Age office with information.

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Storks was born in Manchester, VA. He last saw his sister, Martha Ann, in Norfolk, VA, about 45 years ago [ca. 1868].

BALTIMORESUN_18660106_COOK_LOUISA_MRS.jpg
Mrs. Louisa Cook, wife of Benjamin Cook, Co. K, 28th U.S.C.T., is asked to call at Hicks U.S. Army General Hospital in Baltimore, MD.
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