William Watson searching for his wife, Nancy Watson, and their children, George and Jane

Title

William Watson searching for his wife, Nancy Watson, and their children, George and Jane

Subject

Information Wanted Ad

Description

Watson, 79th Regiment, Louisiana Colored Infantry, Civil War, has not hear from his family since they arrived in Louisville, KY, summer 1865. They all "belonged to" Mr. Cornelius Voris, near Marksville, LA, before the Civil War.

Source

Louisville Daily Courier (Louisville, KY)

Date

March 21, 1866

Coverage

New Albany, IN
Louisville, KY
Avoyelles Parish, LA (near Marksville, LA)

Contributor

Jesse Nasta

Publisher

Newspapers.com

Transcription

WANTED.

WANTED—INFORMATION—My wife, NANCY
WATSON, colored woman, and two children,
George, aged 9 or 10, and Jane, aged 4 or 5, arrived
in Louisville, Ky., last summer. They were
from Avoyelle Parish, La., near Marksville. We
all belonged to Mr. Cornelius Voris. I have not
heard one word from them since their arrival in
Kentucky. I shall be under many obligations to
any one who will inform me of their whereabouts.
Address me by letter at New Albany, Ind.

WILLIAM WATSON (colored),
Private in the 79th Regiment,
Louisiana Colored Infantry.
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State

Indiana
Kentucky
Louisiana

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Citation

“William Watson searching for his wife, Nancy Watson, and their children, George and Jane,” Information Wanted Ad, Louisville Daily Courier (Louisville, KY), March 21, 1866, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed October 30, 2020, http://informationwanted.org/items/show/3217.

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