George Washington looking for family

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George Washington looking for family


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S.D. Ripley, on the behalf of George Washinton, is looking for his family: parents George and Rachel, brothers Daniel, John, Isaac, and Jesse, sisters Jane, Lucy, and Louise. They were known by the last name Patterson in slavery.


The Southwestern Christian Advocate (New Orleans, LA)


April 10, 1879


New York City, NY
East Feliciana
Baton Rouge, LA


Karyna Hlyvynska



MR. EDITOR : A young colored man
named Geo. Washington has
been engaged as a butler in our
family for the last two years.
He, with his parents, sisters and
brothers were formerly slaves and
owned by one Wm. Patterson a
planter and lawyer in the parish of
East Feliciana. In 1867 he came
North, and the other members of
his family went to Baton Rouge,
since that time he has lost all trace
of them, though having frequetly
written. He is now anxious to find
his long lost parents, brothers and
sisters. May I invoke your knindly
Christian aid in his behalf. Parent's
names; George and Rachel. Broth-
ers'; Daniel, John, Isaac and Jesse.
Sisters; Jane. Lucy, and Louise.
While slaves they were known by
their owners name, Patterson.
Yours truly, S. D. RIPLEY.
5 West 37th St. New York.


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“George Washington looking for family,” Lost Friends, The Southwestern Christian Advocate (New Orleans, LA), April 10, 1879, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed November 21, 2017,

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