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

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.

Reprinted from Star of Zion (Charlotte, NC)

Source

Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, PA)
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

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 they 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 was Jerry Cancer. If any one
knows of these people, please write to

"Martha Jennings-Lucas,

"Kosciusko, Miss."

State

Mississippi
North Carolina
South Carolina
Georgia
Virginia

Files

HARRISBURGTELEGRAPH_19000723_JENNINGS_MARTHA.jpg

Citation

“Martha Jennings-Lucas searching for her mother, sister, and brother,” Information Wanted Ad, Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, PA), July 23, 1900, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed August 15, 2020, http://informationwanted.org/items/show/3260.

Output Formats

Transcribe This Item

  1. HARRISBURGTELEGRAPH_19000723_JENNINGS_MARTHA.jpg

Comments

Allowed tags: <p>, <a>, <em>, <strong>, <ul>, <ol>, <li>