Solomon Terry never reunited with family

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Title

Solomon Terry never reunited with family

Subject

Article

Description

Almost one hundred years old, never found wife and child

Source

Minneapolis Journal (Minneapolis, MN)

Date

February 11, 1903

Coverage

Powers, MI
TN (Tennessee)

Contributor

Bonnie Loden

Publisher

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress

Transcription

EX-SLAVE ALMOST ONE HUNDRED
Never Reunited to Wife and Child Sold on
the Block.
POWERS, MICH.-Solomon Terry, an
ex-slave and well-known character, who
was almost 100 yeas old, was found near
the Cedar River Land company's camp,
No. 8. sitting near a logging road. He
was taken to the camp and died on Mon-
day from a stroke of paralysis.
He was born in Tennessee and was a
slave for about ten years. He was mar-
ried when a young man and one child re-
sulted from the union. Later he was
force to witness the sale of his wife and
child. The wife was bought by one mas-
ter and the child by another, and the
home was broken up, and Terry
never saw or heard of either since.

State

Michigan
Tennessee

Citation

“Solomon Terry never reunited with family,” Article, Minneapolis Journal (Minneapolis, MN), February 11, 1903, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed March 7, 2021, http://informationwanted.org/items/show/2861.

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