Harriet Relf searching for her husband, Quindy Relf

Title

Harriet Relf searching for her husband, Quindy Relf

Subject

Information Wanted Ad

Description

Quindy Relf escaped from slavery. His wife and their five children were later manumitted in Virginia and went to Ohio. They are searching for him. An antebellum ad.

Source

Liberator (Boston, MA)

Date

June 8, 1849

Coverage

Martinsburg, Knox County, OH (near)
Moorefield, Henry County, VA

Contributor

Jesse Nasta

Transcription

INFORMATION WANTED.

Quindy Relf, husband of Harriet Relf, is informed
that his family, consisting of wife and five children,
formerly belonging to Henry Fry, of Moorefield,
Henry Co., Va., are living near Martinsburg, Knox
Co., Ohio.

The family were liberated by their claimant, the
husband liberated himself by running away. He has
not been heard of by his family since, who are filled
with anxiety on his account. If he should see this,
will he please communicate by letter his present residence,
and they will go to him? It would, perhaps,
be better for him to write to the editors of the Anti-Slavery
Bugle, Salem, Columbiana Co., Ohio, and
they will see that word is forwarded to his family.

State

Ohio
Virginia

Files

LIBERATOR_18490608_RELF_HARRIET.jpg

Citation

“Harriet Relf searching for her husband, Quindy Relf,” Information Wanted Ad, Liberator (Boston, MA), June 8, 1849, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed August 12, 2020, http://informationwanted.org/items/show/3297.

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