Braxton Mitchell searching for his relatives

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Title

Braxton Mitchell searching for his relatives

Subject

Do You Know Them? Ad

Description

Braxton Mitchell, Spring Hill, KS, searching for his brothers and sisters.

Source

Richmond Planet (Richmond, VA)

Date

March 15, 1902

Coverage

Spring Hill, Johnson County, KS
Sewal, VA [Sewell, WV?]

Contributor

Jesse Nasta

Publisher

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress

Relation

Braxton Mitchell also placed an ad in The Richmond Planet, May 22, 1909, under the name "B.B. Mitchell." There he gives his father's name as "Bartlett Braxton," not Brockston.

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Transcription

Do You Know them?

I desire to find my relatives. I left
my mother in Sewal, Va. I was sold
from her in slavery. Her name was Eas-
ter Mitchell, my father belonged to an-
other white man by the name of Barley
Brockston, which was his name.

I have some brothers but cannot re-
member but two, Peter Mitchell, being
the oldest, Alexander next. Have sev-
eral sisters but cannot remember but
two, Lucinda, the oldest and Margaret
Mitchell. The old white man's name
was Dickie Mitchell. He had thirteen
children, all boys except two.

Any information will be gladly re-
ceived by
BRAXTON MITCHELL.
Springhill, Johnson Co,,
Kansas.

Files

Richmond Planet Mar 15 1902.jp2

Citation

“Braxton Mitchell searching for his relatives,” Do You Know Them? Ad, Richmond Planet (Richmond, VA), March 15, 1902, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed November 22, 2019, http://informationwanted.org/items/show/2787.

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