Amy Morris, nee Amy Baxter, found her mother, Feraby, after 30-year separation

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Title

Amy Morris, nee Amy Baxter, found her mother, Feraby, after 30-year separation

Subject

Other (Newspaper Article)

Description

Amy Morris, aka "Mrs. Frenchy," grew up enslaved in Hancock County, GA, near Sparta, GA. Beginning at age 14, she was sold several times, in Georgia, Mississippi, and Arkansas, before she escaped during the Civil War. Previously, she and her first husband had fought off their enslavers with axes. She and her second husband, Hannibal Morris, moved to Deadwood, Dakota Territory (now South Dakota), in 1876, and this newspaper article was published there in 1884.

Source

Black Hills Daily Times (Deadwood, Dakota Territory)

Date

May 4, 1884

Coverage

Deadwood, Dakota Territory (now Deadwood, South Dakota)
Sparta, Georgia
Hancock County, Georgia
Decatur, Mississippi
Little Rock, Arkansas
Helena, Arkansas
Omaha, Nebraska
Mobile, Alabama
Columbus, Georgia

Contributor

Jesse Nasta

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Citation

“Amy Morris, nee Amy Baxter, found her mother, Feraby, after 30-year separation,” Other (Newspaper Article), Black Hills Daily Times (Deadwood, Dakota Territory), May 4, 1884, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed October 19, 2019, http://informationwanted.org/items/show/3570.

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