Eda (Ratlaft) Lowe seeking information about her mother Phoebe Ratlaft

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Eda (Ratlaft) Lowe seeking information about her mother Phoebe Ratlaft

Subject

Information Wanted Ad

Description

Eda Lowe, formerly Ratlaft, seeking information of her mother, Phoebe Ratlaft, who was enslaved by a member of the Cherokee nation.

Source

The Christian Recorder (Philadelphia, PA)

Date

September 28, 1893

Coverage

Parsons, KS
Grand River, Indian Territory
Topeka, KS
Oklahoma

Contributor

Chris Byrd

Transcription

IMFORMATION WANTED--Of
my mother. Her name is or was
Phoebe Ratlaft. She was in the
South during the war. She be-
longed to one Louis Helterlirant,
a Cherokee Indian, on or near
Grand River. Indian Territory. I
was an infant when she was run
South, and am her first child.
I heard from her once when she
was in Topeka, Kan., and went
from there to Oklahoma Ter. Any
information concerning her where-
abouts will be thankfully received
by her daughter Eda Ratlaft, but
now Eda Lowe of Parsons Kan.. in
care of Rev. J. R. Ransom, Pastor
of the A. M. E. Church.

State

Kansas
Indian Territories
Oklahoma

Citation

“Eda (Ratlaft) Lowe seeking information about her mother Phoebe Ratlaft,” Information Wanted Ad, The Christian Recorder (Philadelphia, PA), September 28, 1893, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed March 7, 2021, http://informationwanted.org/items/show/646.

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