William Lewis searching for his people

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Title

William Lewis searching for his people

Subject

Information Wanted

Description

William Lewis, Nashville, TN, wrote to the sheriff of Abbeville County, SC in search of his family

Source

Abbeville Press and Banner (Abbeville, SC)

Date

February 27, 1901

Coverage

Nashville, TN
Abbeville District, SC
Abbeville County, SC
Columbia, SC

Contributor

Jesse Nasta

Publisher

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress

Scripto

Transcription

Information Wanted.
William Lewis, a colored man, has written to the Sheriff from Nashville Tennessee for information about his people. He was born in Abbeville District and his parents belonged to David Glymph. His father was named Bill, and his mother was named Nancy or Jennie. His master had a son named Benson. His father was a tall yellow man He was sold a few years before the war to a man named Barns, who carried him to Columbia. Afterwards he was sold several times. He is now anxious to hear something about his people. His address is William Lewis, 405 Taylor Street, Nashville, Tenn.

Files

Wm Lewis.jp2

Citation

“William Lewis searching for his people,” Information Wanted, Abbeville Press and Banner (Abbeville, SC), February 27, 1901, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed November 20, 2017, http://informationwanted.org/items/show/2010.

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