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Do You Know Them?
Mound Bayou, Miss., May 5, '14. Any information leading to my people will be thankfully received. Now this is the condition of the case and it might seem very late for I have been promising to try for a long, long time. On or about 1855 or 1858 I think according to grandma's information, grandma and her four girl children were sold at Jackson, Miss. and the slave traders had been prompted to not let her write back for she was minor heirs property and they said the heirs would pursue and take them, therefore she never did get any correspondence with her people. Now her people, her owners, were named Thomas Tucker and her brother was named Bill Tucker. Her name was Rosa Tucker and her four girls names were as follows: the oldest was my mother, her name was Mar-grett; next was named Jennie; next, Matilda and the baby or younger, Josephine. Her owners were prominent white people and lived in the city of Rich-mond, Va. If there are any of the Tuckers in or around about, please see the oldest ones to see if they can remember Grandma Rosa, she was small in stature, weighing about 105 pounds. If there are any of them please let them write me and you will greatly oblige Yours truly, ALEX. MYERS
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