Fanny Ward searching for her family

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Title

Fanny Ward searching for her family

Subject

Lost Friends Ad

Description

Fanny Ward searching for her parents, Melvina and Issac Trumbull; brothers Jacob and Charley, and possibly her 7 other siblings; and a unnamed child. Her brother Charley cut off his own arm upon learning he was to be sold.

Source

Southwestern Christian Advocate (New Orleans, LA)

Date

September 13, 1883

Coverage

Cold Springs, TX
Virginia

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Transcription

MR. EDITOR - I wish to inquire
for my people whom I left in Vir-
ginia about 24 years ago. Mother
was Melvina and father Isaac Trun-
bull. Mother had ten children.
We were sold to Thomas Coats; to
a man named Slater; also, in Rich-
mond, to a Mr. [indecipherable]. Oldest
brother was Jacob; one brother was
Charley. My name is Fanny. I
had a child when I was sold about
two years ago. Brother Charley
was sold just before I was. He
was a ditcher, and when he heard
that he had been sold be came home
one evening, laid his arm down on
a log and cut it off. I married and
my husband is Robert Ward. Ad
dress me at Cold Springs, Texas,
care of Rev. W. McKenzie.
FANNY WARD.

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Citation

“Fanny Ward searching for her family,” Lost Friends Ad, Southwestern Christian Advocate (New Orleans, LA), September 13, 1883, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed November 19, 2019, http://informationwanted.org/items/show/2294.

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