Lee Barton reunited with his wife after 38 years

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Lee Barton reunited with his wife after 38 years

Subject

Other (Newspaper Article)

Description

Lee Barton, of Houston, Mississippi, was separated from his wife in Virginia by sale 38 years earlier [ca 1853]. He found her in 1891 and they remarried.

Source

Eufala Daily Times (Eufala, AL)

Date

May 10, 1891

Coverage

Houston, Mississippi
Virginia

Contributor

Jesse Nasta

Relation

Versions of this article appeared in multiple newspapers. The Anderson Intelligencer (Anderson, SC), May 14, 1891, newspapers.com, identifies Barton's first wife as Mattie Lovelace and his second wife as Millie Martin. But that version of the article says Barton was from South Carolina, not Virginia, and that he and his first wife were divorced (not separated by sale), possibly through error or possibly to avoid referencing the slave trade.

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“Lee Barton reunited with his wife after 38 years,” Other (Newspaper Article), Eufala Daily Times (Eufala, AL), May 10, 1891, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed February 21, 2019, http://informationwanted.org/items/show/3414.

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