The Richmond Daily Dispatch (Richmond, VA)


The Richmond Daily Dispatch (Richmond, VA)


1865, 1866, 1867, 1868, 1870, 1871, 1872, 1876, 1877, 1879, 1882

Collection Items

Katy Perry searching for John Perry
Katy Perry searching for her son, John Perry

Mary Bailey searching for her children
Mary Bailey is searching for her children, Nancy, Ben, Polly, Tempa & Isham Bailey

Mary Brown searching for her daughter
Mary Brown, formerly Mary Glassco, searching for her daughter, Mary Wesley Glassco

Sophy Bailey searching for her father, brothers, and sisters
Sophy Bailey, Savannah, GA, searching for her father, Jeff Taylor, brothers, and sisters, King William County, VA

Charlotte Johnson searching for Texana Johnson
Charlotte Johnson is searching for Texana Johnson who was sold from Richmond during the Civil War.

Nancy Moore searching for her children Margaret and London Moore
Nancy Moore searching for her children Margaret and London Moore who were formerly enslaved by Mr. William H. Brooks of Essex County, Virginia.

George Pearman searching for his wife and two children
George Pearman searching for his wife, Susan, and children, Nelly and Carter. All sold and separated in Richmond [in ca. 1863]

James Hill searching for his parents
James Hill, Richmond, VA, searching for his parents, Archer Hill and Julia Hill, who followed the army from Staunton, VA, in 1863. Has heard they are now in Ohio.

Abraham Tyler searching for his brother William Carter
Abraham Tyler searching for his brother, William Carter, formerly owned by Dr. Peterfield Trent. Went south from Richmond, VA, in 1867 or 1868.

Burrell Rose searching for his daughter, Emma Rose
Burrell Rose searching for his daughter, who "formerly belonged to" William Pitman, who took her from Buckingham County, VA, to TN.

George Coates and Sally Coates searching for their daughter, Lucinda Coates
Lucinda Coates sold in Richmond, VA. She is "supposed to be either here or in its vicinity."

Robert Cox reunited with his wife after 24 years
Cox and his wife were separated by sale in 1855. Reunited in 1879.

R.B. Poore searching for his brother-in-law, J.W. Hill
Poore is "in great trouble" in Appomattox, Virginia.

Madison Harris searching for Susan Cozzins, Henry Cozzins, and Lizzie Watson
The Cozzinses lived in Richmond, Virginia, in 1865 [at the end of the Civil War]. Lizzie Watson, sister of Martha Ragscale, was at Burkeville, Virginia, in 1870.

Mary Rakes is searching for her mother
Rakes is in Richmond, Virginia, in search of her mother.

James Henry Johnson searching for his mother and sisters
Johnson, of Martin County, North Carolina, searching for his mother, Betsy, and his sisters, Mary, Ellen, Harriet, and Rose

Harriet Carrington searching for her son, Patrick Finch
Finch, about 20 years old, was last seen leaving Richmond, VA, on an oyster schooner in 1870, during Reconstruction.

Friends looking for Tempy Davis
Davis's friends are searching for her. She formerly "belonged to" Dr. West, of Hinds County, MS. Was last heard from in Richmond, VA. Contact Rev. P.B. Price, Richmond, VA.

Nelly Garland searching for her children Sarah, Morris, and Louisa Garland
Nelly Garland searching for her children Sarah, Morris, and Louisa Garland who were sold by David Thomas, in Nelson County, Virginia, in 1856.

Esther is searching for her son, Edgar
Esther lives in Richmond, VA. Her son, age about 12, was "raised by" Mrs. James Garnett, of Caroline County, VA. ["Raised by" probably means Edgar was enslaved by Garnett].

Nancy Stewart searching for her daughter Caroline
Caroline, age about eight, was "in the employment of" Mr. Griffin. He moved from Fluvanna County, VA, to Fauquier County, VA, in 1865, carrying Caroline with him.

Parents searching for their missing son Washington (no surname given)
Unnamed parents searching for their son, Washington, age about seven, who "strayed from home," in Richmond, VA, in February 1866.

Eliza Starke searching for her grandson, Henry Smith
Henry, a little boy, "strayed" from his grandmother's house in Powhatan County, VA, in 1869. It is supposed he went down to Richmond by river boat. Ad placed in 1870 (during Reconstruction).
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