W.H.H. Allen (formerly named General William Henry Harrison) searching for his mother

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Title

W.H.H. Allen (formerly named General William Henry Harrison) searching for his mother

Subject

Information Wanted Ad

Description

W.H.H. Allen [William Henry Harrison Allen], from Union, Breckenridge County, KY, searching for his mother (her name not given)

Source

Highland Weekly News (Hillsboro, OH)

Date

October 30, 1873

Coverage

Oskaloosa, IA
Union, Breckenridge County, KY
MO

Contributor

Jesse Nasta

Publisher

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress

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Transcription

EXCHANGES PLEASE COPY.--The un-
dersigned, formerly a slave, is anxious
to know the whereabouts of his moth-
er, who is probably living yet. "I
and my mother were the common
property of Samuel Allen, near
Union, in Breckenridge county, Ken-
tucky. When I was about nine years
old our master broke up house-
keeping, and I was given to Richard
Shacklet, and three afterwards,
was taken to Missouri, this separating
me from my mother, who remained
in Kentucky as the property of young
William Allen. Since the war I have
heard that she was living; but I can
get no positive information of her
whereabouts. If living, my mother
will remember me by telling her that
I am the boy that was named Gener-
al Wm. Henry Harrison, and can be
found by addressing
W. H. H ALLEN,
Oskaloosa, Iowa.

Files

Highland Weekly News. Hillsboro OH. Oct 30 1873.jp2

Citation

“W.H.H. Allen (formerly named General William Henry Harrison) searching for his mother,” Information Wanted Ad, Highland Weekly News (Hillsboro, OH), October 30, 1873, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed December 11, 2017, http://informationwanted.org/items/show/2816.

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