Charlie Oliver (formerly Dandridge Vius) searching for his grandfather, "Free John"

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Title

Charlie Oliver (formerly Dandridge Vius) searching for his grandfather, "Free John"

Subject

Do You Know Them? Ad

Description

Charlie Oliver (born Dandridge Vius) searching for his grandfather. Charlie was sold in 1859. His grandfather was free all his life and a barber in Richmond, VA since 1855.

Source

Richmond Planet (Richmond, VA)

Date

January 18, 1902

Coverage

Greenbrier, AR
Richmond, VA
Ellot, King William County, VA

Contributor

Jesse Nasta

Publisher

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress

Relation

"She Knows Them," The Richmond Planet, 8 Feb 1902, 8. (Mrs. R.W. Williams replied to say that she knows Charlie Oliver's family)

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Transcription

Do You Know Them?
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Is there any reader of the PLANET
who can inform me of any of the per-
sons whose names I have mentioned? If
so please inform me through the PLAN-
ET or by letter.

Address same to
CHARLIE OLIVER,
Greenbrier, Ark.

I am inquiring for my grandfather
who is likely to be in this city now. He
is sometimes known as "Free John,"
and has been a barber in Richmond
since 1855. He was a free man all his
life, hence his name, but his family was
owned by "Jack Vius."
Free John's family's names were as
follows: his wife, Nancy Vius, Daugh
ters, Harriet, Dinah and Emily Vius,
sons, Henry and Thomas Vins.
Jack Vius lived 3 miles west of Ellot,
Va., King William Co., in 1860. I was
then known and "Dandridge Vius." I
was sold in 1859 and my name was then
changed to Charlie Oliver. My father
was "Ottaway Boshare," mother, Har-
riet Vius.
An early reply will be much accept-
ed.

Respectfully,
CHARLIE OLIVER,
Greenbrier, Ark.

Files

Richmond Planet. Jan 18 1902.jp2

Citation

“Charlie Oliver (formerly Dandridge Vius) searching for his grandfather, "Free John",” Do You Know Them? Ad, Richmond Planet (Richmond, VA), January 18, 1902, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed November 19, 2018, http://informationwanted.org/items/show/2773.

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