Dianah Johnson searching for her mother, sisters, and brothers

Title

Dianah Johnson searching for her mother, sisters, and brothers

Subject

Information Wanted Ad

Description

Dianah Johnson is searching for her mother, sisters, and brother who she left in Roan County, NC. Her mother's name was Hannah Hilliard, her sisters Jinsey, Flora, and Lucy, and brothers John, Benjamin and Miles Calvin. Her father, Jack Hilliard, died when she was an infant. She was sold by the Hilliard estate to a speculator named Bill Hardin who brought her to Texas where she has lived ever since.

Source

The Southwestern Christian Advocate (New Orleans, LA)

Date

September 3, 1885

Coverage

Goliad, TX
Roan County, NC

Contributor

Daniel Runyon

Relation

Nearly identical to an ad taken out a few months earlier: http://informationwanted.org/items/show/2448. Some minor spelling differences: Dianna instead of Dianah, Hellard instead of Hilliard, and Haden instead of Hardin. She also doesn't mention the passing of her father or their county, which was likely added for the later ad.

Transcription

Mr. Editor—I desire to find
the whereabouts of my mother
sisters and brothers, whom I left
in Roan county, North Carolina.
My mother's name was Hannah
Hilliard; sisters, Jinsy, Flora and
Lucy; brothers, John, Benjamin
and Milas Calvin. My father,
Jack Hilliard, died when I was
quite an infant. I was sold from
the Hilliard estate to a speculator
by the name of Bill Hadin, who
brought me to Texas, whom I have
been living with ever since. Ad-
dress Dianah Johnson, Goliad,
Texas.

State

Texas
North Carolina

Files

Dianah Johnson 9-3-1885.tif

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Citation

“Dianah Johnson searching for her mother, sisters, and brothers,” Information Wanted Ad, The Southwestern Christian Advocate (New Orleans, LA), September 3, 1885, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed September 19, 2020, http://informationwanted.org/items/show/2447.

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