George Thompson finds his first wife after 46 years

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George Thompson finds his first wife after 46 years

Subject

Other (Newspaper Article)

Description

Thompson, of Newport, Rhode Island, escaped from slavery in Frederick, Maryland, 46 years earlier [ca 1830].

Source

Boston Post (Boston, MA)

Date

February 22, 1876

Coverage

Newport, RI
Frederick, MD

Contributor

Jesse Nasta

Publisher

Newspapers.com

Relation

Lengthy article about Thompson's death in 1880. See: The Springfield Reporter (Springfield, VT), 16 July 1880, 1, newspapers.com:

"Death of an Ex-Slave.

Had George Thompson, who lately died in Newport, R.I., lived until July 12th he would have been eighty five years of age..."

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---George Thompson is a negro of Newport, 81 years of age, who escaped from slavery at Freder-ick, Md., forty-six years ago, leaving a wife and family, and who has just heard from his wife, whom he had given up for dead, having been unable to hear from her in years past. Since his flight to the North he has married, but his second wife and four children have died, and he is going back to Freder-ick to join his first. He recently received a letter from one of his daughters, who is a widow and has had fourteen children.

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“George Thompson finds his first wife after 46 years,” Other (Newspaper Article), Boston Post (Boston, MA), February 22, 1876, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed March 22, 2019, http://informationwanted.org/items/show/3251.

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