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  • Tags: Manumission

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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…

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Quindy Relf escaped from slavery. His wife and their five children were later manumitted in Virginia and went to Ohio. They are searching for him. An antebellum ad.

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

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They ran into each other in 1867. From Fleming County, Kentucky. Joshua bought his freedom in 1849. Solomon escaped to Canada in 1837.

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Mr. Goosland, Oberlin, OH, finds his family after 25 years. Newspaper quotes letter he wrote to his wife in 1847, shortly after he was sold and taken from Wytheville, VA, to Mobile, AL.

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Virginia Rice searching for relatives of her mother, Lucy Fisher. Her mother, her grandmother Harriet Fisher, and her great-grandmother, Kate Winfrey, were all slaves of Winfrey/Winfreys family of Richmond, VA. Searcher's maternal grandfather was Bob…

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Andrew Jackson, Baxter, WV, searching for Anty Jackson's sons. Anty Jackson bought his freedom by working in the gold mines.
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