Sophia Brown searching for her relatives

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Sophia Brown searching for her relatives


Information Wanted Letter to the Editor


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


Sun (New York, NY)


September 9, 1888


Carrollton, MS
Richmond County, VA
Duck Hill, MS


Jesse Nasta


Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress



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,
"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!


Sun. New York NY. Sep 9 1888.jp2


“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 September 26, 2018,

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