Richard Dillard searching for his brother and sister

Title

Richard Dillard searching for his brother and sister

Subject

Information Wanted Ad

Description

Richard Dillard, Pettus, AR, searching for his brother, Joe Nitlett, and sister, Katie Dillard

Source

Richmond Planet (Richmond, VA)

Date

September 22, 1900

Coverage

Pettus, Lonoke County, AR
Fredericktown, MO
Potosi, MO
Pontotoc, MS

Contributor

Jesse Nasta

Publisher

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress

Relation

Richard Dillard and Solomon Wright, both of Pettus, AR, both placed ads in The Richmond Planet. The ads were printed next to each other on September 22, 1900.

Transcription

DO YOU KNOW THEM.

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PETTUS, LONOKE CO., ARK., Sept. 9th, 1900.

I desire to know the whereabouts of my brother, whose name was Joe Nitlett. My sister's name was Charlotte Nitlett and my sister, Katie was a Dillard. My name is Richard Dillard. I was sold from them 8 years before the war. My sister Katie and I were carried to Mississippi. My mother's name was Susiana. My two sisters father's name was Louis St. James. My father's name was Dick St. James, There were 5 of us. Leonard St. James. His name : is Leonard or Loonan, Sister Charlotte and Brother Joe and mother were sold to Taylor and carried from Fredericktown, Mo., Pertosie, Mo.

Katie and I were sold together and carried to Pontock, Miss. I went to war and left my sister Katie in Mississippi with my mistress, Laura Dillard.

I have not seen her since. Any information will be thankfully received by

Yours truly,

RICHARD DILLARD.

State

Arkansas
Missouri
Mississippi

Files

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Citation

“Richard Dillard searching for his brother and sister,” Information Wanted Ad, Richmond Planet (Richmond, VA), September 22, 1900, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed September 18, 2020, http://informationwanted.org/items/show/2066.

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