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Johnson wrote this information wanted letter to the county clerk in Buffalo, NY. Johnson, daughter of Jack and Hannah Hellard, was born in Rowan County, NC. She was sold away from her mother in 1840 and brought to Alabama, and from there to Texas, in…

Rosa Westbrooks is looking for her friend Lucy Wilder, who was last seen in Hillsboro, TX.

Bennie A. Smith, who married Hattie Smith (nee Whitfield) is searching for Charlie, Granderson, and Isaac Whitfield, his in-laws.

Rachael Sharp is looking for her sister Melvina and her brothers, Sam and John, who were last seen in Chicot, VA, where they were enslaved by Susie Sharp

Mahalia Johnson is searching for her mother, Betsey Ann Taylor

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Paralee Hammond is searching for her son, Turner Hammond, who was last seen in Itaska, TX

Green Morgan and Prudence Croan [Prudence Brown?] remarried in Versailles, KY, in 1889. They had been separated there in 1858, when Prudence was sold and taken to a Louisiana plantation.

Chambers was last heard of in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Sam Spoons/Sam Spoons Blakely was son of John Spoons/John Spoons Blakely, private of Co. B., 15th U.S.C.T.[Ad is presumably related to a Civil War pension application].

Ross, veteran of Co. H, 35th U.S. Colored Troops, searching for paroled Union prisoners who swam with him at Andersonville Prison, and others. [Probably for a pension application?]

Dick "was the slave of Edward Bush, a negro trader, who was our father." Montgomery was sold in or near Nashville, Tennessee, when a child, and taken to Missouri. Her brother was sold to someone in Texas.

Lampkins is searching for Mrs. Bennie Lampkins/Mrs. Bennie Jacko. Her mother, Mrs. Charlotte Johnson, lived in San Marcos, Texas. Searcher lives in San Antonio, Texas.

Myrtle, age 6 [born ca. 1895], is searching for her grandparents. Her father's name was Lee Royal Lester.

Her son served in Company B, 5th Massachusetts Colored Cavalry, Civil War. He settled in Kansas in 1866. Riker needs information to prove her claim for a dependent mother's Civil War pension.

John Caesar Barber searching for his mother Mrs. John Jackson. Barber went to Texas in 1866, leaving his mother in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Amanda Fields looking for her father Jordan Mias, who she was seperated from in Nashville, Tennessee

B. T. Davis searching for his aunt Flora Hillard, who was sold in 1861

Tom Carnahan reuniting with his brother, Silas, for the first time since the Civil War. They were enslaved in Arkansas before being separated by the war.

Rev. Henson, of Austin, Texas, finds his father after a decades-long search. His father traveled from Alabama to Austin to see him but died within two days.

The wife of Wesley Torry, of San Antonio, Texas, was sold away from him before the Civil War. They found each other 21 years later, in 1882.

Cobble found her sons, Thurston Cobble and Ned Cobble. They were sold to a New Orleans slave trader in Richmond, VA, 40 years earlier, in 1849, to fund slaveholder's trip to gold rush California.

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

Last seen in Waco, TX, in 1866, by his sister-in-law, Phyliss Pettigrew
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