Mr. Goosland [Rev. Matthew Goosland], sold in 1847, finds his family

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Title

Mr. Goosland [Rev. Matthew Goosland], sold in 1847, finds his family

Subject

Newspaper Article

Description

Mr. Goosland, Oberlin, OH, finds his family after 25 years. Newspaper quotes letter he wrote to his wife in 1847, shortly after he was sold and taken from Wytheville, VA, to Mobile, AL.

Source

New National Era (Washington, DC)

Date

April 11, 1872

Coverage

Oberlin, OH
Wytheville, VA
Mobile, AL

Contributor

Jesse Nasta

Publisher

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress

Relation

Bigglestone, William E., They Stopped in Oberlin: Black Residents and Visitors of the Nineteenth Century (1981), 86 (accessed books.google.com): "Matthew Goosland, born a slave in Virginia between 1811 and 1824, was sold in 1846 and taken to Alabama. A few years before the Civil War he purchased his freedom and by 1860 had made his way to Oberlin because he wanted to attend school..."

History of Lorain County Ohio (1879), 186 (accessed books.google.com): "About 1868, Rev. Mathew Goosland, who had been a slave, and had bought his own freedom, began to hold meetings for the colored people in Peck's hall, and members of the [Oberlin] college faculty preached occasionally to them."



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“Mr. Goosland [Rev. Matthew Goosland], sold in 1847, finds his family,” Newspaper Article, New National Era (Washington, DC), April 11, 1872, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed June 24, 2018, http://informationwanted.org/items/show/2858.

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