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Sicily, searching for her mother
Sicily is searching for her mother, Easter Bowers

Emma searching for her son
Emma, of Jackson MS, searching for son, John

Harvey Spalding & Sons searching for Simon Smith or his heirs
Harvey Spalding & Sons (Washington, DC law firm) searching for Simon Smith, Co. B, 11th U.S. Colored Infantry, or his widow or heirs

Nellie Butler (formerly Nellie B. Davenport) searching for her sister
Nellie Butler searching for her sister, Diana Davenport. Butler also placed an ad for her in 1892, under name of "Dinah Davenport."

Frances Magee searching for her son
Frances Magee searching for her son, Alex Zachary, age about 20. He has been gone three years.

Mary Green searching for her son Lyman Green
Mary Green searching for her son Lyman Green, who was raised on Milton Covington's plantation 25 miles north of Natchez, MS.

Unnamed searching for their son, William Minor
Minor, age 12 or 13, went from Mr. Walworth's place [probably a plantation] near Natchez, MS, to Vicksburg, MS, in January 1867. Has not been heard from since. Ad placed in 1867, during Reconstruction.

Joe Skinner searching for Edward Hayne
Joe Skinner of Clarksdale, Texas, searching for Hayne, formerly of Jackson, Mississippi. Will pay $2.50 reward for information about him.

Stephen McKinny and Silva McKinny searching for their sons and daughter-in-law
Stephen McKinny and Silva McKinny searching for their sons, Alford and Randal, and Randal's wife, Elizabeth Underwood. They went from Franklin County, Alabama, to Green County, Alabama, in 1866.

Edmund Collie is searching for his brother, sister, and nephew
Edmund Collie, of Nashville, Tennessee, is searching for his brother, William Collie, his sister, Millie, his nephew, Bailey, and Prince Buckner. Edmund and William Collie lived on the Scotland plantation [in Natchez, Mississippi].

Mrs. Sue Jones
Jones is searching for anyone, "white person or ex-slave," who lived on the plantation of David Roach, on Wolf Lake, Yazoo County, Mississippi, during the Civil War. [Possibly to gather testimony for a Civil War widow's pension?]

James Stills searching for his brother Washington Stills
Washington Stills was sold in South Carolina and brought to Mississippi by John Parks and Allen Vance, speculators.
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