Sophia Whitfield searching for her two sisters and two aunts

Title

Sophia Whitfield searching for her two sisters and two aunts

Subject

Information Wanted Ad

Description

Sophia Whitfield is searching for her two sisters Eliza and Marietta Wade and two aunts Sintia and Sally Wade. They all belonged to Jack Wade after which each was sold. Eliza was sold to Jas. Cannada of Franklin County, VA to a place near Floyd Courthouse, VA. She was the mother of 5 children. Marietta was left at home with the widow of Jack Wade on a place near Pig River. Sinita was sold to Griffin on Black Water Creek in Franklin County, VA, the mother of several children. Sally lived near Maysville, VA and was sold to Smith Dunwoody. Sophia was sold to Pleas Howard at Floyd Courthouse and was sold in Richmond to Charles Oliver who carried her 27 miles from Lynchburg, VA. She lived with Henry Dorsey while she was at Franklin Courthouse.

Source

The Southwestern Christian Advocate (New Orleans, LA)

Date

April 3, 1884

Coverage

Askew, AR
Franklin County, VA
Floyd Courthouse, VA
Maysville, VA
Richmond, VA
Lynchburg, VA

Contributor

Daniel Runyon

Transcription

MR. EDITOR--I wish to inquire
for some of my people--two sisters
and two aunts. They and myself
belonged to Jack Wade, after which
we were sold as follows: My oldest
sister, Eliza Wade, was sold to Jas.
Cannada, from Franklin county,
Va., to a place near Floyd Court-
house, Va. She was the mother of
5 children. My youngest sister,
Marietta Wade, I left at home on a
place near what is called Pig River,
with Jack Wade's widow, quite
young at that time. My aunt,
Sintia Wade, was sold to Griffin,
on Black Water Creek, in Franklin
county, Va., mother of several chil-
dren. My aunt, Sallie Wade, lived
near Maysville, Va., sold to Smith
Dunwoody; carried from Franklin
county, Va., near Maysville, Va.
I was sold at Floyd Courthouse to
Pleas Howard, and came to Rich-
mond, and was sold by Pleas How-
ard to Charles Oliver, 27 miles from
Lynchburg, Va. I am known by
quite a number of people at Frank-
lin Courthouse, Va. I lived with
Henry Dorsey during my stay at
Franklin Courthouse. Address me
at Askew, Ark.
SOPHIA WHITFIELD.

State

Arkansas
Virginia

Files

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Citation

“Sophia Whitfield searching for her two sisters and two aunts,” Information Wanted Ad, The Southwestern Christian Advocate (New Orleans, LA), April 3, 1884, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed August 6, 2020, http://informationwanted.org/items/show/2695.

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