Eliza Green searching for her mother, Frankie Hightower

Eliza Green 4-7-1884.tif

Title

Eliza Green searching for her mother, Frankie Hightower

Subject

Information Wanted Ad

Description

Eliza Green searching for her mother, Frankie Hightower whom she left in Mossouri. Frankie was enslaved by Bill Hightower before she was sold to James Tinner and taken to Arkansas when she was 15 years old.

Source

The Southwestern Christian Advocate (New Orleans, LA)

Date

April 7, 1884

Coverage

Clarksville, TX
Springfield, MO
Red River County, TX
LA (Louisiana)

Contributor

Daniel Runyon

Transcription

MR. EDITOR--I wish to find my
mother, whom I left in Missouri.
She was Frankie Hightower, belonged
to Bill Hightower. My
brothers, Cane, Bruce, Lee and
Brown and sister Fannie were sold
to Lem Jones and brought to Texas
in war time. I left mother and
three brothers in Springfield, Missouri.
I was sold to James Tinner,
at 15 years of age, was taken to
Arkansas, remained there two
years and brought to Red River
county, Texas. I went by the name
of Louisa Tinner. I now go by the
name of Eliza Green. I heard that
my mother was sold and taken to
Louisiana. Address me, care of
M. C. Baker, Clarksville, Texas.

State

Texas
Missouri
Louisiana

Citation

“Eliza Green searching for her mother, Frankie Hightower,” Information Wanted Ad, The Southwestern Christian Advocate (New Orleans, LA), April 7, 1884, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed June 15, 2021, http://informationwanted.org/items/show/2464.

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