Sophia Brown searching for her relatives

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Title

Sophia Brown searching for her relatives

Subject

Information Wanted Letter to the Editor

Description

Sophia Brown, daughter of Harriet King and Isham King, was sold from Virginia to Mississippi.

Source

Sun (New York, NY)

Date

September 9, 1888

Coverage

Carrollton, MS
Richmond County, VA
Duck Hill, MS

Contributor

Jesse Nasta

Publisher

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress

Scripto

Transcription

To Whom it May Concern.

Can any one answer this letter to the satis-
faction of the writer?

"TO THE EDITOR OF THE SUN-Sir: I have some relations
in Richmond, Va. They are not in Richmond town, but
are in that county. My mother was named HARRIET KING,
and me and my brother PETER were sold together, and
came as far as Duck Hill, Miss., together, and there we
parted. I was sold to a man by the name of MOOKLAH.
My owner's name was ROBERT KING. His wife died be-
fore I was sold. I cannot remember all of my mother's
children. My sister was named EMMA KING. My
father's name was ISHAM KING. He died a good while
before I was sold. Please give me some information
of the whereabouts of my relatives. Respectfully yours,
"SOPHIA BROWN.
"CARROLLTON, Miss., Sept. 3."

What strange things we have seen in our
day! And how incredible they seem when
revived by such an appeal as this!

Files

Sun. New York NY. Sep 9 1888.jp2

Citation

“Sophia Brown searching for her relatives,” Information Wanted Letter to the Editor, Sun (New York, NY), September 9, 1888, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed November 21, 2017, http://informationwanted.org/items/show/2817.

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