Matt Murray searching for family

Title

Matt Murray searching for family

Subject

Lost Friends Ad

Description

Matt Murray searching for his parents Abraham and Celia, his grandmother Venius and her husband Joshua.

Source

Southwestern Christian Advocate (New Orleans, LA)

Date

January 5, 1882

Coverage

Marshall, TX
AL (Alabama)
AK (Alaska)

Contributor

Margaret Strolle

Transcription

DEAR EDITOR ----- I am a regula [regular]
student at the Wiley University
and have not heard from my kin
folks in eleven or twelve years. I
came to Arkansas with my father's
brother, from Alabama in 1870.
We took the train in Columbus,
Georgia. Father's name Abraham
Murray ; my mother Celia, his
wife who, used to belong to Dr.
Thornton. My mothers mother's
name is Venius, her husband
Joshua. We lived between Little
and Big Ochee, in Alabama.
Father had the rheumatism when
he left. He had also a broken
arm caused by seining he said. I
am the only son of my mother, and
had two sisters. Any person knowing
Dolger Thorton or people that
used to belong to him, and will
please inform them of us, will
greatly oblige
MATT MURRAY,
Wiley University,
Marshall, Texas.

State

Texas
Alabama
Alaska

Files

Murray.jpg

Citation

“Matt Murray searching for family,” Lost Friends Ad, Southwestern Christian Advocate (New Orleans, LA), January 5, 1882, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed October 30, 2020, http://informationwanted.org/items/show/1475.

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