Alfred Tucker searching for his brothers, John and Peyton, and his mother Sallie Tucker

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Alfred Tucker searching for his brothers, John and Peyton, and his mother Sallie Tucker

Subject

Information Wanted Ad

Description

Alfred Dowd is searching for his brothers, John and Peyton, and his mother Sallie Tucker. They belonged to Mr. Williams of Ambush (probably Amherst) County, VA, 6 miles east of Lynchburg, VA. The last he saw of them was on a steamboat heading to Richmond, VA to the speculator's yard. He was sold some time later and his brother was left with miss Mary Tucker, his young miss. His father's name was Peyton, and belonged to a Mr. Elliot of Lynchburg, VA who owned a Tobacco factory. He also had uncles Jack and Merchant and another named Monroe who was a leech doctor. It's been 40 years since he left there.

Source

The Southwestern Christian Advocate (New Orleans, LA)

Date

April 24, 1884

Coverage

Oxford, MS
Ambush County, VA (Probably Amherst County)
Lynchburng, VA
Richmond, VA

Contributor

Daniel Runyon

Relation

A very similar ad was put out by an Alfred Dowd the next month with slightly different organization, but the same names and locations. However Ambush county was changed to Amherst County, which is probably correct as it is in fact near Lynchburg, while Ambush county does not exist. His master's name was also William Tucker, instead of Mr. Williams, but I believe these are different names for the same person.

That ad can be found here: http://informationwanted.org/items/show/2394

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MR. EDITOR-I wish to inquire
for my people. I have a mother,
and two brothers. We belonged to
Mr. Williams, in Ambush county,
six miles from Lynchburg, Va. The
last I heard of my mother she was
on the steamboat going to Rich-
mond, Va, to get in the speculator's
roll. My mother was named Sallie
Tucker. My brother John and I
were left in Ambush county, Va.
Some time after that I was sold.
Brother John was left with Miss
Mary Tucker, his young miss, in
Ambush county, Va. My father
was named Peyton, he belonged to
a man by the name of Mr. Ellis,
who owned a tobacco factory in
Lynchburg, Va. Also three uncles
in Lynchburg named Monroe, Jack
and Merchant. Uncle Monroe was
a leach doctor. It has been near
forty years since I left there. Ad-
dress me ot [at] Oxford, Miss.

ALFRED TUCKER.

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“Alfred Tucker searching for his brothers, John and Peyton, and his mother Sallie Tucker,” Information Wanted Ad, The Southwestern Christian Advocate (New Orleans, LA), April 24, 1884, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed November 17, 2019, http://informationwanted.org/items/show/2395.

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