The Evening Star (Washington, DC)

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The Evening Star (Washington, DC)

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1862, 1863, 1864, 1866, 1867, 1871, 1873, 1874, 1876, 1882, 1886, 1899, 1905

Collection Items

Unnamed father searching for his son Robert Henry Green
Unnamed, Washington, DC, searching for his son, about age 5, who "strayed away or was taken from his home." During the Civil War.

Dr. Bonner searching for his wife Lucretia T. A. Bonner
Dr. Bonner, from City Point, VA, searching for his wife, Lucretia T. A. Bonner, who left Mason's Island (now Theodore Roosevelt Island, DC) in 1864, during the Civil War.

Unnamed wife searching for her husband Henry Johnson
Unnamed woman searching for her husband Henry Johnson. believes he is in Richmond, VA, and asks him to advertise his location in The Evening Star.

Unnamed mother searching for her daughter Lucy Gleed
Unnamed woman searching for her daughter Lucy Gleed who lived with [belonged to] the widow Carter in Oakland, VA.

Joseph Hamilton seeking his wife Eliza Hamilton
Joseph Hamilton searching for his wife, Eliza Hamilton. Leave information with George E. H. Day, Washington DC.

Unnamed mother searching for her son Stephen Jones
Unnamed mother from Washington, DC, searching for her son Stephen Jones.

Kesiah Abell searching for her daughters, Frances Taylor and Margaret Abel [aka Margaret Abell] (2nd of 3 ads placed)
Unnamed, Washington, DC, searching for their daughters, Frances Taylor and Margaret Abel [aka Margaret Abell]. [Kesiah Abell's name is inferred from other ads she placed in search of her daughters]. Ad placed in March 1865, during the Civil War.

Kesiah Abell searching for her daughter, Margaret Abell [aka Margaret Abel] (1st of 3 ads placed by Kesiah Abell)
Kesiah Abell searching for her daughter, Margaret Abell, who was formerly enslaved by Jacob Melvin.

Caroline Hall searching for her daughter Josephine Hal
Caroline Hall searching for her daughter Josephine Hall.

Mrs. Virginia Waugh searching for Washington Magruder
Mrs. Virginia Waugh, Washington, DC, searching for Washington Magruder, age 87

William Woods searching for his mother
William Woods wrote a letter to the DC Chief of Police in search of his mother, Mrs. Flora Woods. Woods served in the navy from 1872 to 1878.

Henry Lucas searching for his wife Louisa Lucas and their three children
Henry Lucas seeking information about his wife Louisa Lucas and their three children who were last seen in Fredericksburg, VA. They left there with intention of meeting him in Washington, DC.

Charity Dilashaw searching for information about her son Donob Dixon
Charity Dilashaw seeking information about her son Donob Dixon who was supposed to be in Washington, DC.

Pearl Smith searching for John Smith and his daughters Or and Sarah Smith
Pearl Smith searching for John Smith and his daughters Ora Smith and Sarah Smith who lived on Tom Blanton's place, near Fredericksburg, VA.

John A. Brown searching for his parents and siblings
Brown wrote to the Clerk of Court, Washington, DC, for information. He was sold away from Washington, DC, 40 years earlier [ca 1846].

Kesia Able searching for her daughter, Frenes Taylor [Frances Taylor] (3rd of 3 ads placed)
Kesia Able searching for her daughter, Frenes Taylor, who, when last heard from, was in Richmond, Virginia.

Mary Millard searching for her daughter, Margaret Ritter Millard
Margaret, age 13, ran away from her mother. Ad placed in Washington, DC, in June 1865, two months after the Civil War.

Emma Green searching for her son John Anderson
John, age six, left home in Georgetown, DC, and had not been seen for eight days. In 1873, during Reconstruction.

Frederick Frazier searching for his children Cornelia Ann Frazier and Richard Frazier
Frederick Frazier seeking information about the whereabouts of his children who were supposed to be in Washington, D. C.

John Woodford searching for his nephew Frank Whipps
John Woodford seeking information about the whereabouts of his nephew who lives in Washington, D.C.

Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson searching for her husband Sypio Johnson
Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson seeking her husband who she has not heard from since before the Civil War.

Carolina Thomas searching for her son Aron Thomas
Carolina Thomas searching for her son Aron Thomas who was enslaved by Lucinda Cutler in Dinwiddie County, VA.

Patsey Spotsey searching for her daughter Millie Spotsey
Patsey Spotsey searching for her daughter Millie Spotsey who left Jackson Morten's farm in Orange County, VA, where her parents lived, "when quite a small child." Ad placed in 1871, during Reconstruction. [Race is not indicated, but the veiled…

George W. Johnson searching for his brothers James Curtis and John A. Curtis
James and John Curtis were bound to Robert Earl, proprietor of a livery stable in Washington, DC, as minors.

Ralph Thomas searching for Eudora Johnson
Ralph Thomas searching for information about Eudora Johnson, age 12, who was last seen in Washington, D.C. where she "strayed" from her home.
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