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Alex Myers is searching for his people. His grandmother, Rosa Tucker, and her four daughters were from Richmond, VA. Sold in Jackson, MS, about 1855 or 1858.

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Ann inquires of her family and wishes this letter to be read in all the churches

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Almost one hundred years old, never found wife and child

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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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Rev. J. Preston Watson, sold on the auction block many times, ran away from his owner and was taken in by Captain Thomas Gannon of the Ninth Missouri Cavalry for the duration of the war.

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Alexander Ward was sold in Huntsville, AL, in 1859. Left his father, John Ward, in VA.

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Mrs. Woodsen finds little sister, Mrs. Culton, of Bonne Terre, Missouri

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William H. Todd, Washington Court House, OH, finds his mother in Macon, GA, after writing to people in the South for many years in search of her.
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