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Rev. H.J. Young searching for Jefferson Davis's brothers Moses and Lewis Davis. They were separated after being intercepted in an escape to freedom, which resulted in Jefferson's capture. He has "bought himself" and recently came to Canada.

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Washington Black and Charity Black, Harrisburg, PA, searching for son John Black, taken from that city

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S.C. Young searching for their mother Menty Young.

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Louisa West, Jonesborough, TN, searching for son, Thomas Russel. A Confederate lieutenant took him to Richmond, VA in 1865.

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Martha (Payen) Smith searching for mother, Kansas Payen, and sister, Mary Payen.

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Jerusha Williams, Washington, DC, searching for her parents, Pompey Williams and Susan Williams. Last seen with Mr. William Alberty

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Son recently kidnapped from the Market House in Alexandria, VA. Reward for information of his whereabouts.

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Eliza Gardner is searching for her two two brothers, Richard and Samuel.

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Motte, and the child's mother, searching for a four year old "colored boy" who "strayed" away. Ad placed in Wilmington, North Carolina, two weeks before the Civil War ended.

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Ad placed in Philadelphia in 1849, before the Civil War. Baynan fears that her son, age about 15, has been kidnapped.

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Hiram left Montpelier, Vermont, nearly 20 years ago [ca 1823]. He was in New Orleans when last heard of. His mother placed this antebellum ad in 1843.

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General, age about 10, was stolen from the market wharf in New Bern, NC, the previous Friday. In 1869, during Reconstruction.

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Carolina and her son "belonged to" Lucinda Cutler, Dinwiddie County, VA. Aron is seven years old and came away with Louisa Booz from City Point, VA, last year [ca. 1865]. Ad placed in 1866, during Reconstruction.

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Unnamed, searching for their son, Washington, age about seven. He "strayed from home," in Richmond, VA, in February 1866 (ten months after the Civil War ended). Includes detailed description of his clothing and appearance.

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Charley, a boy, was taken from the place of Squire Vernon, five miles from Indianapolis. This was in ca. 1865, during or right after the Civil War.

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Brice, age eight, lost or stolen in Baltimore, MD, in 1866 [one year after the Civil War].
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