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Rachel Washburne searching for her sons Samuel and Lewis and daughter Rhoda
Rachel Washburne seeking information about her children, Samuel, Lewis, and Rhoda who were sold away from her in North Carolina.

Venus Safford searching for her son Hiram
Hiram left Montpelier, Vermont, nearly 20 years ago [ca 1823]. He was in New Orleans when last heard of. His mother placed this antebellum ad in 1843.

Mrs Byard seeking information about Robert Byard, believed to be her husband (two ads)
Mrs. Byard seeking information on her husband, Robert Byard, who enlisted in Company C, 4th Massachusetts U.S. Colored Troops, 1865. She needs the information to obtain a Civil War widow's pension. The reply to her ad is also attached.
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