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Edwards and Gibson had been enslaved in Pike County, Missouri. Edwards was sold South 35 years earlier [ca 1853]. They reunited in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1888, and remarried then.

Copied from St. Louis Globe-Democrat (St. Louis, MO)

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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.

Richmond Planet Oct 5 1907.jp2
Robertson searching for heirs of Henry Washington, body guard of Richard Yates, former Illinois governor, from 1860-1865

Miss L H Hopkins 4-1-1884.tif
Miss L. H. Hopkins is searching for her friend Gilfield Gray. She left with him on July 6, 1881 to Cairo, IL. The last time she saw him, he was on the bank of the Illinois River on August 5, 1881.
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