John Milton Anderson searching for his people

Title

John Milton Anderson searching for his people

Subject

Information Wanted Ad

Description

Anderson has not seen his family since 1863. His brother, Edmond, killed at Fort Pillow, during the Civil War.

Source

Huntsville Journal (Huntsville, AL)

Date

April 20, 1900

Coverage

Huntsville, AL
SC (South Carolina)
Green County, AL
Corona, MS (four miles east of)
Corinth, MS

Contributor

Jesse Nasta

Publisher

Newspapers.com

Relation

See: The Colored Tennessean, July 18, 1866. The "John Milton" who placed that ad is very likely the same person who placed this ad in 1900. See also: The Huntsville Journal, February 28, 1896, ad by "Milton Anderson." These three ads were very likely placed by the same person, who went by John Milton/Milton Anderson/John Milton Anderson/John M. Anderson.

Transcription

Wanted Information of my Folks.
I want to find my people. We
came from South Carolina to Green
county, Ala., about 5 years before
the war. My mother was Milly Gil-
lam, and she died in South Carolina.
My father's name was Dick Gillam,
afterwards Dick Anderson. He
married again and his second wife
was named Fanny. I am the only
child by his first wife, by the second
he had 5 children named, Edmond,
Rachael, Dinah, Phoebe, and Polly
We moved to Mississippi, four miles
east of Corona, on old Dr. Calhoun's
place. Edmond joined the U.S
army at Corinth. I left the others
on the Calhoun place about 1863 and
have not seen or heard from them
since. I heard that Edmond was
killed at Fort Pillow.
I will pay a reward for any infor-
mation of either of the above.
Write me at Huntsville, care of
the Journal.
tf. John Milton Anderson.

State

Alabama
South Carolina
Mississippi

Files

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Citation

“John Milton Anderson searching for his people,” Information Wanted Ad, Huntsville Journal (Huntsville, AL), April 20, 1900, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed August 15, 2020, http://informationwanted.org/items/show/3188.

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