Martha Jennings-Lucas searching for her mother, sister, and brother

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Title

Martha Jennings-Lucas searching for her mother, sister, and brother

Subject

Information Wanted Ad

Description

While enslaved, Jennings was taken from Shelby, North Carolina, to Attala County, Mississippi

Source

Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, PA). Reprinted from The Star of Zion (Charlotte, NC)

Date

July 23, 1900

Coverage

Kosciusko County, MS
Atolla County, MS [Attala County, MS]
Shelby, NC
Darlington District, SC
Atlanta, GA
Richmond, VA

Contributor

Jesse Nasta

Publisher

Newspapers.com

Scripto

Transcription

A Former Slave's Appeal.

The following pathetic appeal is printed in the Star of Zion, Chariotte, N.C., and is from a former slave who wants to find his relatives, 37 years after the were set free:

"Information wanted of my mother, sister and brother. My mother's name was Lucy Jennings, and was a servant of Dr. Jennings, of Shelby, N.C. My brothers' names were George and Jim Jennings. I left him in South Carolina, Darlington district. He was a servant of Dr. Beaty Jennings. My sister Armelia was living near my brother Jim, and was a servant of Mrs. Cornelia Douglass. My brother George was carried to Atlanta, Ga. My daughter Ella and I were taken from my husband in Shelby. I was brought to Atolla county, Mississippi, and my husband was carried to Richmond, Va. His name Jerry Cancer. If any one knows of these people, please write to

"Martha Jennings-Lucas,

"Kosciusko, Miss."

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“Martha Jennings-Lucas searching for her mother, sister, and brother,” Information Wanted Ad, Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, PA). Reprinted from The Star of Zion (Charlotte, NC), July 23, 1900, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed October 21, 2018, http://informationwanted.org/items/show/3260.

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