Eliza Starke searching for her grandson, Henry Smith

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Title

Eliza Starke searching for her grandson, Henry Smith

Subject

Information Wanted Ad

Description

Henry, a little boy, "strayed" from his grandmother's house in Powhatan County, VA, in 1869. It is supposed he went down to Richmond by river boat. Ad placed in 1870 (during Reconstruction).

Source

Richmond Daily Dispatch (Richmond, VA)

Date

February 5, 1870

Coverage

Powhatan County, Virginia
Powhatan Courthouse, Virginia
Richmond, VA

Contributor

Jesse Nasta

Transcription

LOST AND FOUND.
$5 REWARD.—Strayed from Eliza
Starke (his grandmother), in Powhatan
county, about the 1st of December, a LITTLE
COLORED BOY named HENRY SMITH. It is
supposed that he went down to Richmond by
means of a river boat. Any information of him
left at this office will be rewarded and thankfully
received. ELIZA STARKE,
care of Rev. C. Tyree,
fe 5_1t* Powhatan Courthouse.

State

Virginia

Citation

“Eliza Starke searching for her grandson, Henry Smith,” Information Wanted Ad, Richmond Daily Dispatch (Richmond, VA), February 5, 1870, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed March 7, 2021, http://informationwanted.org/items/show/3562.

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