Esther Turner searching for her mother, sisters, brothers, aunts, and uncle

Title

Esther Turner searching for her mother, sisters, brothers, aunts, and uncle

Subject

Information Wanted Ad

Description

Esther Turner searching for her mother Sally, brothers Isaiah, George Washington (often called Lit) and one whose name she cant' remember, sisters Sally, Eliza, Nancy Franklin, and Matilda, aunts Eliza, Phillis, and Winnie and Uncle Mack. Her father, Abraham Turner, died during the war. Esther, the oldest, got separated from them when her mother stopped to get a meal at a mill after the army of soldiers moved on. She believes it was during Sherman's raid in North Carolina. She has not seen them since. They were owned by Gary Druhorne in Simpson, NC and after his death, his widow married a Mr. Hudson and they were divided off to his children. Their names were George T., one she can't remember, Martha Jane, Fancis Ann, and Nora. Uncle Mack was sold to Blaney Williams in or near Clinton, NC. Esther has been called Nettie, Nep, Hetty, and Big Sister by her brothers and sisters.

Source

The Southwestern Christian Advocate (New Orleans, LA)

Date

July 31, 1844

Coverage

New Haven, CT
Simpson, NC
Clinton, NC

Contributor

Daniel Runyon

Transcription

MR. EDITOR--I wish to find the
following named persons: My moth
er Sally, (father Abraham Turner,
died during the war), brothers
Isaiah, George Washington, often
called Lit, and one whose name I
cannot remember; sisters Sally
Eliza, Nancy Franklin, and Matilda;
aunts Eliza, Phillis, and Winnei;
and uncle Mack. I am the oldest
child and got lost from her and the
children during the war, as she
stopped to get some meal from a
mill, and the army soldiers moved
on. I have never seen or heard
from them since. I think it was
Sherman's raid in North Carolina.
Before the war we were owned by
Gary Druhorne, in Simpson, N.C.,
and after his death his widow mar-
ried a Mr. Hudson, and at her death
we were divided off to the children
of Gary Druborne. His children
were George T., one I cannot re-
member, Martha Jane, Francis Ann
and Nora. Uncle Mack was sold to
Blaney Williams, near or in Clin-
ton, N.C. I was called by the
names Nettie, Nep, Hetty and Big
Sister by my brothers and sisters.
Their whereabouts will be gladly
learned by me. Adress me, Ester
Turner, New Haven, Conn.

State

Connecticut
North Carolina

Files

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Citation

“Esther Turner searching for her mother, sisters, brothers, aunts, and uncle,” Information Wanted Ad, The Southwestern Christian Advocate (New Orleans, LA), July 31, 1844, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed August 3, 2020, http://informationwanted.org/items/show/2476.

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