Peter Bell seeks parents

Title

Peter Bell seeks parents

Subject

Information Wanted Ad

Description

Peter Bell, former slave, is looking for information about his parents that were owned by someone else.

Source

Huntsville Gazette (Huntsville, AL)

Date

March 25, 1882

Coverage

Wankee, Dallas County, Iowa
Huntsville, AL

Contributor

Josh Zaragosa

Publisher

Readex African American Newspapers, Series I

Transcription

Information Wanted.
Peter Bell, now living at Wankee, Iowa, but formerly belonging to Jake Serrat and afterward to C. W. Bell of Mississippi, writes for information of his parents, William and Nancy Houston, formerly owned by Sie Houston, who bought them of Jake Serrat, who also owned a girl named Florence Houston. Peter has not heard or seen of his parents since the war, and it would certainly afford pleasure to anyone who can, to furnish the anxious son any information which may lead to the meeting of the long separated family The parties lived near Huntsville before the war. Information may be given either to Elder A. S. Lakin, to this journal, or sent direct to Peter Bell, Wankee, Dallas County, Iowa.

State

Iowa
Alabama

Files

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Citation

“Peter Bell seeks parents,” Information Wanted Ad, Huntsville Gazette (Huntsville, AL), March 25, 1882, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed July 5, 2020, http://informationwanted.org/items/show/3485.

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