Robert Anderson and Ida Pryor reunite and remarry

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Robert Anderson and Ida Pryor reunite and remarry

Subject

Other (Newspaper Article)

Description

Anderson and Pryor were separated before the Civil War. They found each other and remarried in Hagerstown, Maryland, in 1905.

Source

Staunton Daily Leader (Staunton, VA)

Date

January 9, 1905

Coverage

Weverton, MD
Staunton, VA

Contributor

Jesse Nasta

Publisher

Newspapers.com

Relation

For a longer account of this re-marriage, see "Romance of a Slave Couple," The Old Dominion Sun (Staunton, VA), February 24, 1905, newspapers.com. That article identifies the groom as Robert William Anderson.

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Romantic Lives Of Slave Couple.
A marriage license was issued at Hagerstown last week to Robert Anderson, of Weverton, aged 74 years, and Ida Pryor, of Staunton, aged 67, both colored. The story reads like a romance. The couple were married before the war and both were slaves down in South western Virginia. Anderson was sold and separated from his wife whom he afterward heard was dead. He married again and his second wife died. A few years ago he learned that his first wife lived in this city and they met and decided to remarry.

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Citation

“Robert Anderson and Ida Pryor reunite and remarry,” Other (Newspaper Article), Staunton Daily Leader (Staunton, VA), January 9, 1905, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed March 22, 2019, http://informationwanted.org/items/show/3237.

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