Executors of estate find Robert Busby, "ex-slave," and give him inheritance

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Executors of estate find Robert Busby, "ex-slave," and give him inheritance

Subject

Other (Newspaper Article)

Description

Bradford North, Busby's former master, left him fifty thousand dollars. North's executors found Busby through newspaper ads.

Source

Broad Ax (Chicago, IL)

Date

October 9, 1897

Coverage

Charleston, South Carolina

West Virginia?
Benton Harbor, Michigan

Contributor

Jesse Nasta

Publisher

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress

Relation

Versions of this story appeared in multiple newspapers. Some reported the former master's name as Bradford Noyes, of West Virginia, not Bradford North of Charleston, South Carolina. Further research needed to confirm which is correct.

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Citation

“Executors of estate find Robert Busby, "ex-slave," and give him inheritance,” Other (Newspaper Article), Broad Ax (Chicago, IL), October 9, 1897, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed February 21, 2019, http://informationwanted.org/items/show/3385.

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