Two sons find their father after decades-long separation

Title

Two sons find their father after decades-long separation

Subject

Other (Newspaper Article)

Description

A coachman in Columbus, OH, and his brother, a minister, found their elderly father in Washington, DC, in 1883. They had been sold apart from each other before the Civil War. (Their names are not given in the newspaper article. Additional research is needed).

Source

Southern Standard (Arkadelphia, AR) (originally published in the Columbus, OH Journal)

Date

November 3, 1883

Coverage

Columbus, OH
Washington, DC

Contributor

Jesse Nasta

Transcription

A Romance of Slavery.

Columbus (Ohio) Journal.

A very pretty story is told of the restoration
to his children of an old colored
man who was a slave before the late war.
He belonged to one master, while his
wife and two children, one of whom is
now a minister and the other a Columbus
coachman, were owned by another
man, who liberated them at the time of
his death. The three came to Ohio immediately,
and had never seen or heard
of the husband and father until, through
aid rendered by the father of a well-known
Columbus grain dealer, he was
found in Washington, D. C.

State

Ohio
Washington, DC

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Collection

Citation

“Two sons find their father after decades-long separation,” Other (Newspaper Article), Southern Standard (Arkadelphia, AR) (originally published in the Columbus, OH Journal), November 3, 1883, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed October 21, 2020, http://informationwanted.org/items/show/3564.

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