Eliza Bell searching for her mother, father, brothers and sisters

Title

Eliza Bell searching for her mother, father, brothers and sisters

Subject

Information Wanted Ad

Description

Eliza Bell is searching for her mother, father, brothers and sisters. Her mother was Katy Bradshaw, sisters Juan and Suetary, a half sister Caroline White, and brothers Lewis, Armstead, Aaron, Benjamin, Emile Crawford, and Harry Allen. Her half sister was sold to Bill Collee in Alabama. Eliza left her parents and sisters in Tolbert County. One of her brothers was sold by Jim Crawford to a man named Allen when he was a little boy. Then her name was Eliza Crawford, now it is Eliza Bell. She came to Texas with William Stanford, brother-in-law of John Bradford. She has a friend named Sadie Bradford who married a Mr. Caplan. She also has a brother London Sims who was a Harper when he left her father. Another brother, Stephen, belonged to Stephen Pace. Julia Ann, possibly another sister or friend, belonged to Wm. Bradford.

Source

The Southwestern Christian Advocate (New Orleans, LA)

Date

June 5, 1884

Coverage

Austin, TX
Tolbert County

Contributor

Daniel Runyon

Transcription

MR. EDITOR-- I wish to inquire
for my mother, father, brothers and
sisters. Mother was Katy Bradford,
sisters Juan and Suetary, a
half-sister was Caroline White, and
she was sold to Bill Collee in Alabama.
I left them in Tolbert county,
Brothers were Louis, Armstead,
Aaron, Benjamin, Emile Crawford,
Harry Allen. Jim Crawford sold
him to a man named Allen when he
was a little boy. Then my name
was Eliza Crawford, now it is
Eliza Bell. I came to Texas with
William Stanford, son-in-law of
John Bradford. A friend was Sadie
Bradford, who married Mr. Caplan-
I have a brother, London Sims;
when they left father he was a
Harper. Brother Stephen belonged
to Stephen Pace. Julia Ann belonged
to Wm. Bradford. Address
me at Austin, Texas, care Rev. G.
Pleasant. ELIZA BELL.

State

Texas

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Citation

“Eliza Bell searching for her mother, father, brothers and sisters,” Information Wanted Ad, The Southwestern Christian Advocate (New Orleans, LA), June 5, 1884, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed August 6, 2020, http://informationwanted.org/items/show/2462.

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