Mrs. A.D. Townsend searching for her family

Title

Mrs. A.D. Townsend searching for her family

Subject

Lost Friends Ad

Description

Mrs. A.D. Townsend (Fannie) searching for her mother, Sophia James; sister, Julia; and brother, Hezekiah Jackson Powell.

Source

Southwestern Christian Advocate (New Orleans, LA)

Date

December 6, 1883

Coverage

Brookhaven, MS
Lynchburg, VA
Tuscumbria

Contributor

Margaret Strolle

Transcription

MR. EDITOR—I desire to hear
from my relatives. I first belonged
to Jackson Stephen, and he lived
seven miles from Lynchburg, Va.
Stevens gave John Rucker the
hiring of the girls and their mother.
The girls were Julia and Fannie.
My mother was Sophia James.
John Rucker's cook was Elvira. I
had a brother Hezekiah Jackson
Powell; Aunt Elizabeth raised him.
I first lived with Frank Royal,
then with George Curl, who was a
carpenter; I also lived with Robt.
Lee; I lived one year with Capt.
Shields; one year with Abram
Beagus, a policeman. Walker, a
negro trader, sold my sister. I heard
Julia was sold in Tuscumbia. John
Rucker sold me; my name is Fan-
nie; he sold me to Selfwoodsuff.
The last man I lived with was
Lindsey Pagit, a tailor. Tom
Rucker's cook was Alcy. Address
me at Brookhaven, Miss.
MRS. A. D. TOWNSEND.

State

Mississippi
Virginia

Files

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Citation

“Mrs. A.D. Townsend searching for her family,” Lost Friends Ad, Southwestern Christian Advocate (New Orleans, LA), December 6, 1883, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed September 18, 2020, http://informationwanted.org/items/show/2501.

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