Rev. Samuel A. Franklin searching for his Franklin/Boves family

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Title

Rev. Samuel A. Franklin searching for his Franklin/Boves family

Subject

"To Find Relatives" letter to the editor

Description

Rev. Samuel A. Franklin, Newcastle, WA, searching for his family from the Castle Hill plantation, Albemarle County, VA

Source

Nashville Globe (Nashville, TN)

Date

March 5, 1909

Coverage

Newcastle, Washington
Albemarle County, Virginia (Castle Hill plantation)
New York

Contributor

Jesse Nasta

Publisher

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress

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Transcription

TO FIND RELATIVES.
There have been separations in
many families, most of this being
brought about by the conditions that
prevailed during the days of recon-
struction or soon after the emancipa-
tion. Father was separated from
wife, mother from daughter, sister
from brother, and so on. A case of this
has come to light now: Rev. Samuel
A. Franklin, who is residing in New
Castle, Wash., is in search of rela-
tives and has placed the following in-
formation in the hands of the Globe.
He wrote a letter as follows:
'I would like to know the wherea-
bouts of my people. My mother be-
longed to Judge Reeves, who owned
the plantation called Castle Hills in
Albamar county, Calhoun. My moth-
er's name was Susan Franklin. There
were nine children of us. I had
brothers by the names of Sandy and
Richard; sisters Millie, Rose, Henri-
etta, Katie, and another by the name
of Ludie. I cannot remember the
name of the last one, as I left home
in 1881. My people were members of
the Zion Hill Baptist Church and Rev.
Robert Hughes was pastor. At the
time I left home my sister Millie was
living in New York and my mother
had married again to a man by the
name of Bartlett Boves. My Sisters
Katie and Henrietta went by the name of
Boves." Any information
that can be given as to whereabouts
of any of these people should be sent
to Rev. Samuel A. Franklin, Box 61,
in care of Miss Mary Franklin.

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“Rev. Samuel A. Franklin searching for his Franklin/Boves family,” "To Find Relatives" letter to the editor, Nashville Globe (Nashville, TN), March 5, 1909, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed June 24, 2018, http://informationwanted.org/items/show/2848.

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