Elizabeth Williams

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Elizabeth Williams


Information Wanted


Williams looking for four children


The Christian Recorder (Philadelphia, PA)


March 17, 1866


Woodbury, Tennessee
Marysville, California



INFORMATION WANTED By a mother concerning her children.

Mrs. Elizabeth Williams, who now resides in Marysville, California was formerly owned to-gether with her children, vis: Lydia, William, Allen, and Parker, by one John Petty, who lived about six miles from the town of Woodbury, Franklin County, Tenneesee. At that time she was the the wife of Sandy Rucker, and was familiarly known as Betsy, - sometimes called Betsy Petty.

About twenty-five years ago, the mother was sold to Mr. Marshal Stroud, by whom, some twelve or fourteen years later, she was, for the second time since purchased by him, taken to Arkansas. She has never seen the above named children since. Any information given concern-ing them, however, will be gratefully re-ceived by one whose love for her children sur-vives the bitterness and hardship of many long years spent in slavery.

Preachers is the neighborhood of Woodbury, Tennessee are especially requested to make in-quiry, and communicate any information they may deem valuable either by letter, or through the columns of the "Recorder."
Mar. 10-1m


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“Elizabeth Williams,” Information Wanted, The Christian Recorder (Philadelphia, PA), March 17, 1866, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed December 12, 2017, http://informationwanted.org/items/show/1.

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