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Adam Sisson, (also known as Adam Webb), searching for mother Fannie Webb (2nd of 3 ads)
Adam Sisson, St. Joseph, MO, searching for his mother, Fannie Webb

Celia searching for her children, Caroline Vickers and Joe Vickers
Celia, of Boonville, MO, searching for her children, Caroline Vickers and Joe Vickers

Mrs. Sallie Taylor searching for former employer
Mrs. Sallie Taylor, St. Louis, searching for former employer, Columbia, TN

Unnamed person looking for information about Mary Bailey and Eliza Bailey
Unnamed person looking for sisters Mary and Eliza Bailey who were sold south from Saline County, MO in 1860 or 1861.

Unnamed, St. Louis, MO, searching for Rev. P.J. Jackson (two items: ad and reply to ad)
Unnamed, searching for Rev. P.J. Jackson, formerly of Memphis, TN. Preached in St. Louis, MO, eight months ago.

Annie Alvorid searching for Wilson Sanford
Annie Alvorid, St. Louis, MO, searching for Wilson Sanford, formerly of Hazlehurst, Copiah County, MS

Ellen Mayes searching for Annie Johnson
Ellen Mayes, St. Louis, MO, searching for Mrs. Annie Johnson, formerly Miss Annie Murrell

Friends in St. Louis looking for Ella Upshaw
Friends in St. Louis looking for Ella Upshaw (formerly Ella S. Pienor), Washington, DC

J. F. Sneed searching for Ben Warf
J. F. Sneed searching for Ben Warf described as a "colored cook."

Mrs. Clara Bashop seeking information about her daughter Patience
A short story of a mother's search for her daughter

Mrs. Mary Myers searching for her two sons
The older son, Charles Franklin Taylor, left Champaign, IL, 20 years ago [ca 1884]. The younger, Edward Sanderson, left 9 years ago [ca 1895] for Europe.

Albert Harris and Mariah Harris reunite after 37 years and remarry
They were separated, in Kentucky, by sale 37 years earlier [ca 1849]. Albert Harris found his wife after searching since the Civil War.

Clarence A. Jones, attorney, searching for Austin R. Roulhac
Jones, a Los Angeles, California, attorney, is searching for Roulhac. He is heir to a large estate.

"Uncle Levi" and "Aunt Aggie" reunited and remarried after 40 years
They were separated in Morgan County, Georgia, in 1844.

Anthony Edwards and Lucinda Gibson reunited and remarried after 35-year separation
Edwards and Gibson had been enslaved in Pike County, Missouri. Edwards was sold South 35 years earlier [ca 1853]. They reunited in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1888, and remarried then.

Copied from St. Louis Globe-Democrat (St. Louis, MO)

General Butler searching for Rebecca and Patsey
General Butler searching for Rebecca and Patsey who were "once the servants of" Mrs. Caroline B. Trumbull, of Louisiana. Butler thinks they are in St. Louis, Missouri.

Absalom Fouts/Absolom Faust (two items: ad and reply)
Postmaster in Washington, DC, searching for Fouts/Faust, of St. Joseph, MO, "regarding some slaves her formerly owned." His son-in-law "Doc" Daniels's reply, stating that Fouts/Faust died in 1875, was also published.

Martha Hunt searching for her son William Talbert
Martha Hunt seeking information about her son William Talbert who was sold by Henry Patterson in 1852.

Miles P. Wood seeking the name of his brother, Gabriel Wood's regiment and company
Wood's brother, Gabriel Wood, enlisted in 1861 and died in 1863 or 1864. Was stationed on President's Island, near Memphis, TN. [Ad is possibly related to a Civil War pension application].

Caroline Halloway searching for her sister Frances Austin
They belonged to Andy Austin, at or near Chillicothe, MO. Frances was sold to a speculator 27 or 28 years ago [ca. 1856 or 1857].

Stanley P. Mitchell searching for James H. Rogers/James Washington
Mitchell is searching for Rogers to settle an estate. Rogers is to inherit two thousand dollars. James Rogers is sometimes known as James Washington "because of slave parents."

Robert Johnson searching for his son George Henry Johnson
Robert Johnson searching for his son George Henry Johnson who left Concordia Parish, Louisiana, in 1872.

V.J. Lancaster searching for his brother, Frank Lancaster
Searcher lives in St. Louis, MO. He and his brother formerly lived in Louisville, Kentucky.

Mrs. Julian Clark [Julia A. Clark] searching for her brothers  Reubin and William Gibbins
She and her brothers, Reubin and William Gibbins, were raised in Hopkins County, Tennessee. Her brothers were set free when John Gibbins died. Reuben went to Centralia, Illinois.
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