Mrs. Anna Mollie Wright reunited with her daughter, Mrs. Anna Freeman, after 29 years

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Mrs. Anna Mollie Wright reunited with her daughter, Mrs. Anna Freeman, after 29 years

Subject

Other (Newspaper Article)

Description

Freeman was sold in Dover, Tennessee, in 1863, during the Civil War. Reunited with her mother in 1892.

Source

Wheeling Intelligencer (Wheeling, WV)

Date

April 11, 1892

Coverage

Findlay, OH
Clarksburg, WV
Dover, TN

Contributor

Jesse Nasta

Publisher

Newspapers.com

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Transcription

AFTER TWENTY-NINE YEARS

A Mother and Daughter are Reunited.

The Daughter a Clarksburg Woman who Was Sold During Slavery Days.

Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer.

FINDLAY, O., April 10-A remarkable reunion of mother and daughter who had been cruelly torn from each other at the slave block in 1863 has just taken place in this city. The mother's name is Mrs. Anna Mollie Wright, an aged colored woman of Findlay, and the daughter is Mrs. Anna Freedman, of Clarksburg, W. Va. For twenty-nine years the mother has been searching for her missing daughter. She was found through a chance remark of a colored man from Clarksburg, W. Va., who said that Mrs. Freedman, of his town, had been writing letters to Dover, Tenn., where she had been sold with her family when a little girl.

Mrs. Wright thought this was strange and wrote to a colored minister in Clarksburg. The letter was read in the church and led to the reunion of mother and daughter.

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“Mrs. Anna Mollie Wright reunited with her daughter, Mrs. Anna Freeman, after 29 years,” Other (Newspaper Article), Wheeling Intelligencer (Wheeling, WV), April 11, 1892, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed September 26, 2018, http://informationwanted.org/items/show/3261.

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