Sperrial Peyton Brooks searching for his mother and fifteen brothers and sisters

Omaha Daily Bee. Dec 8 1911.jp2

Title

Sperrial Peyton Brooks searching for his mother and fifteen brothers and sisters

Subject

Information Wanted Ad

Description

Sperrial Peyton Brooks searching for his mother and fifteen siblings. His mother "gave him away to a neighbor to raise." Unclear if his mother was enslaved or free at the time.

Source

Omaha Daily Bee (Omaha, NE)

Date

December 8, 1911

Relation

Also called "Payton Brooks" in Omaha city directories (source: ancestry.com)

Coverage

Omaha, NE
Poppleton, WV

Contributor

Jesse Nasta

Publisher

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers, Library of Congress

Transcription

Colored Man Seeks Relatives—Sper-
rial Peyton Brooks, an aged colored man
is seeking information as to the where-
abouts of his mother and relatives, who
he last heard from in Poppleton, W. Va.
He says that when a lad his mother gave
him away to a neighbor to raise, and
then she moved away. He says that he
has fifteen brothers and sister and he
would like to get in touch with some of
them.

State

Nebraska
West Virginia

Citation

“Sperrial Peyton Brooks searching for his mother and fifteen brothers and sisters,” Information Wanted Ad, Omaha Daily Bee (Omaha, NE), December 8, 1911, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed March 7, 2021, http://informationwanted.org/items/show/2296.

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