Charles Owens searching for his brother, Harry Bowen

Title

Charles Owens searching for his brother, Harry Bowen

Subject

Information Wanted Ad

Description

Bowen escaped from slavery, near St. Francisville, MO, in 1859. He presumably went to Chicago and, from there, to Canada.

Source

Ottumwa Courier (Ottumwa, IA)

Date

January 14, 1869

Coverage

Ottumwa, Iowa
Canada
Chicago, IL
St. Francisville, Missouri

Contributor

Jesse Nasta

Publisher

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress

Transcription

Information Wanted.

A colored man commonly called
Harry Bowen, escaped from his master,
Jerry Wayland, near St. Francisville
Mo., about New Years night 1859.

It is supposed that he went to
Chicago, and from there to Canada,
but has not been heard from since
his escape, notwithstanding the
three hundred dollars in specie offered
to the man hunters to capture
him. He was a large good looking
light colored man, and cost Wayland
$1,000 in Gold. His brother Charles
Owens is an industrious man living
near this city, and is anxious to hear
from him, and if this notice should
fall under his observation, or any one
having knowledge of his whereabouts,
they will confer a great favor
by addressing as above, Ottumwa,
Iowa.

Exchanges please copy.

State

Iowa
Canada
Illinois
Missouri

Files

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Collection

Citation

“Charles Owens searching for his brother, Harry Bowen,” Information Wanted Ad, Ottumwa Courier (Ottumwa, IA), January 14, 1869, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed July 13, 2020, http://informationwanted.org/items/show/3576.

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