Rachel Alexander searching for her family

Title

Rachel Alexander searching for her family

Subject

Lost Friends Ad

Description

Rachel Alexander searching for her mother, Charlotte Alexander; Henry, Martin, and Burrel Shakelford; and sisters Hannah, Amy, Rose, Sidney and Phoebe.

Source

Southwestern Christian Advocate (New Orleans, LA)

Date

September 6, 1883

Coverage

Houston, TX
Maysville, KY

Contributor

Margaret Strolle

Transcription

DEAR EDITOR--I desire to find
out if any of my family are living.
I have heard nothing of any of
them since slave times. Before the
war we belonged to a Mr. George
Shackelford, who lived in Mays-
ville, Mason county, Kentucky.
My mother's name was Charlotte
Alexander. I had a brother, Henry
Shakelford, and two others named
Martin and Burrel Shakelford. I
had five sisters, Hannah, Amy,
Rose, Sidney and Phoebe. I am
anxious above all things to hear
someting of them and know of no
means so certain of reaching them
as by an insertion of this in the col-
umns of your so widely circulated
paper. Respectfully,
RACHEL ALEXANDER,
Care Robt. R. Roberts, Mt. Vernon
Church, Houston, Texas.

State

Texas
Kentucky

Files

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Citation

“Rachel Alexander searching for her family,” Lost Friends Ad, Southwestern Christian Advocate (New Orleans, LA), September 6, 1883, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed September 19, 2020, http://informationwanted.org/items/show/2283.

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