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Almost one hundred years old, never found wife and child

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.

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.

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

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

Found...Pittsburgh Dispatch Mar 12 1891.jpg
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.

National Tribune. Washington DC 22 Feb 1883.jpg
She was sold by slave traders. Had been looking for her since the Civil War.

Daily Republican. Wilmington DE Dec 6
She was one month old when her mother was sold away. Found her family by placing an ad in a Richmond, VA newspaper.
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