Diana Johnson

Title

Diana Johnson

Subject

Information Wanted Ad

Description

Diana Johnson seeking information on her parents and siblings.

Source

Christian Recorder (Philadelphia, PA)

Date

February 17, 1898

Coverage

Galiad, Galiad Co., TX [Goliad, Goliad County, Texas]
Rowan Co., NC [Rowan County, North Carolina, near Mayville, North Carolina and Salisbury, North Carolina]
AL (Alabama)
Alexandria, LA
TX (Texas)

Contributor

Chris Byrd

Relation

Johnson also wrote to the County Clerk in Buffalo, NY, in 1900, in search of information. Her letter was published in several Buffalo newspapers, including: The Buffalo Commercial, 16 January 1900, pg. 9. There she gave her address as, "Mrs. Diana Johnson, Edna, Jackson County, Texas, Care of Miss Lucy H. Johnson."

Transcription

I desire to find the whereabouts
of my people. I was born in North
Carolina, Rowan County, five miles
from Matville and twelve miles
from Saulsbury. My parents were
Jack and Hannah Hellard; they
belonged to George and Catherine
Hellard; I had one brother and two
sisters. Brother John was sold to
William Golden, who brought him
to Alabama; he was then sold to a
speculator named Heway. Sister
Jency married Harry Galloway;
Sister Flora belonged to Jessie
Hellard and was sold for debt. The
last time heard from, mother had
married again to one Benjamin
Garner. They had three children,
Ben, Milas, Calvin and Lucy Gar-
ner. Was sold from mother in 1839 to
Bill Haden, who brought me to
Alexandria in 1840 and from there
to Texas in 1841. My name was
Diana Hellard; it is now Diana
Johnson. Any information corcern-
ing any of the above named persons
will be thankfully received. Ad-
dress, Mrs. Diana Johnson, Galiad,
Galiad, Co., Texas.

State

Texas
North Carolina
Alabama
Louisiana

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Citation

“Diana Johnson,” Information Wanted Ad, Christian Recorder (Philadelphia, PA), February 17, 1898, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed September 19, 2020, http://informationwanted.org/items/show/448.

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