Dianna Johnson searching for her relatives


Dianna Johnson searching for her relatives


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Dianna Johnson searching for her relatives who she left in North Carolina. Her mother's name was Hannah Hellard, her sisters Jinsey, Flora, and Lucy, and brothers John, Benjamin and Miles Calvin. Her father was Jack Hellard. Her mother had twins but she doesn't remember their names. She was sold to a speculator named Bill Hadin who brought her to Alabama, then Texas where she has lived ever since.


The Southwestern Christian Advocate (New Orleans, LA)


July 15, 1885


Goliad, TX
NC (North Carolina)


Daniel Runyon


Nearly identical to: http://informationwanted.org/items/show/2447. Some differences in spelling of names: Dianah instead of Dianna, Hilliard instead of Hellard, Hardin instead of Hadin. She also mentions that her father died when she was an infant and the family grew up in Roan County, NC.


MR. EDITOR--I desire to inquire
for my relatives. My mother was
named Hannah Hellard; my father
was John Hellard; my sisters are
as follows: Jencey, Flora and Lucy;
brothers are John, Benjamin and
Miles Calvern; my mother had
twins, but I do not remember their
names. I was sold to a man named
Bill Haden, and brought to Alabama,
from there to Texas. I lef
my parents in North C rolina; and
the last time I heard from them
they were in that State. My name
was Dianna Hellard; my name is
now Dianna Johnson. Any information
concerning them will be
very thankfully received. Address
Dianna Johnson, Goliad, Goliad
county, Texas.


North Carolina


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“Dianna Johnson searching for her relatives,” Information Wanted Ad, The Southwestern Christian Advocate (New Orleans, LA), July 15, 1885, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed September 18, 2020, http://informationwanted.org/items/show/2448.

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