Vina Johnson reunited with her first husband after 43 years

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Vina Johnson reunited with her first husband after 43 years

Subject

Other (Newspaper Article)

Description

Johnson's first husband, Geo. Perry, escaped from Fleming County, KY, to Canada 43 years earlier [ca 1830]. Johnson and their child were went with him but were caught and taken back to Kentucky, where they remained in slavery until the Civil War. Johnson then moved to Ripley, OH, where her first husband found her in 1873 and they re-married there.

Source

Highland Weekly News (Hillsboro, OH) (reprinted from the Ripley, OH Bee)

Date

August 14, 1873

Coverage

Ripley, Ohio
Canada
Louisiana
Fleming County, Kentucky
Mason County, Kentucky

Contributor

Jesse Nasta

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Citation

“Vina Johnson reunited with her first husband after 43 years,” Other (Newspaper Article), Highland Weekly News (Hillsboro, OH) (reprinted from the Ripley, OH Bee), August 14, 1873, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed August 18, 2019, http://informationwanted.org/items/show/3565.

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