Bettie Moore searching for her sisters, Anna Liza Brown and Cornelius, and brother Walter Bell

Title

Bettie Moore searching for her sisters, Anna Liza Brown and Cornelius, and brother Walter Bell

Subject

Information Wanted Ad

Description

Bettie Moore is searching for her sisters, Anna Liza Brown and Cornelius, and brother Walter Bell. The first sister was born from her father, Norvel Bell's first wife Maria Bishop, while her, Walter, and Cornelius were born from his second wife, Kate Houston. Her father is dead but she expects her sisters are living. She left them in Galveston, TX and wishes pastors of the Texas Conference to read this to their congregation.

Source

The Southwestern Christian Advocate (New Orleans, LA)

Date

October 8, 1885

Coverage

Winchester, Fayette County, TX
Galveston, TX

Contributor

Daniel Runyon

Transcription

MR. EDITOR —I wish to inquire
for my people. My father's name
was Norvel Bell; he had two wives,
his first wife was named Maria
Bishop; he had one daughter by
her, whose name is Anna Liza
Brown. His second wife's name
was Kate Houston; he had two
daughters and one son by this
wife. The name of the son is
Walter Bell; the names of the girls
are Cornelius and myself, Bettie.
My father is dead, but I expect my
sisters are living. I left them in
Galveston, Texas, and they were
living then. The pastors of the
Texas Conference will please
read this letter to their congregation,
and any information of them
will be gladly received. My post
office address is Winchester, Fayette
Co, Texas. My name is now
Bettie Moore.

State

Texas

Files

Bettie Moore 10-8-1885.tif

Citation

“Bettie Moore searching for her sisters, Anna Liza Brown and Cornelius, and brother Walter Bell,” Information Wanted Ad, The Southwestern Christian Advocate (New Orleans, LA), October 8, 1885, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed October 29, 2020, http://informationwanted.org/items/show/2422.

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