Venus Safford searching for her son, Hiram

Title

Venus Safford searching for her son, Hiram

Subject

Information Wanted Ad

Description

Hiram left Montpelier, Vermont, nearly 20 years ago [ca 1823]. He was in New Orleans when last heard of. His mother placed this antebellum ad in 1843.

Source

Vermont Telegraph (Brandon, VT)

Date

May 17, 1843

Coverage

St. Albans, Vermont
Philadelphia, PA
New Orleans, LA

Contributor

Jesse Nasta

Transcription

INFORMATION WANTED, of my Son
Hiram a colored boy who left me nearly
twenty years ago, with Dr Day, of Montpelier.
He started from that place, resided
for a while in Philadelphia, left then
for New Orleans, and was there when
last heard of. Any one who will give any
information concerning him will greatly
oblige the heart of a poor and anxious
mother. VENUS SAFFORD.

St. Albans, Vt. March 6, 1843.

State

Vermont
Pennsylvania
Louisiana

Files

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Collection

Citation

“Venus Safford searching for her son, Hiram,” Information Wanted Ad, Vermont Telegraph (Brandon, VT), May 17, 1843, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed August 14, 2020, http://informationwanted.org/items/show/3437.

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