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A coachman in Columbus, OH, and his brother, a minister, found their elderly father in Washington, DC, in 1883. They had been sold apart from each other before the Civil War. (Their names are not given in the newspaper article. Additional research is…

She "formerly lived with" Dr. P.H. Cabell [Patrick Henry Cabell] in Selma, AL. [Race is not indicated, but he likely meant that she lived with him as an enslaved person. Further research needed to confirm].

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

James and John Curtis were bound to Robert Earl, proprietor of a livery stable in Washington, DC, as minors.

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…

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

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

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

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.


Frederick Frazier seeking information about the whereabouts of his children who were supposed to be in Washington, D. C.

John, age six, left home in Georgetown, DC, and had not been seen for eight days. In 1873, during Reconstruction.

Margaret, age 13, ran away from her mother. Ad placed in Washington, DC, in June 1865, two months after the Civil War.

The Gaskins family moved from Washington, DC to Virginia in 1892. The father kept a restaurant in DC. The children were Roberta Gaskins, Latitia Gaskins, and John Gaskins.

Brown is widow of Leonard Brown, Co. G. U.S.H.A. [Ad presumably relates to a Civil War widow's pension application].

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].

Oglesby is searching for Mr. Mines Goodall, Abraham Pussley, and Robert Allen, of the 14th U.S. Colored Troops, Civil War [possibly to apply for a Civil War veteran's pension?]

Kesia Able searching for her daughter, Frenes Taylor, who, when last heard from, was in Richmond, Virginia.

Sims, of Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), was separated from his sisters at the outbreak of the Civil War. He learned of their whereabouts in 1899 and they were reunited.

Unnamed person searching for Mansfield. He used to live in Washington, DC, and was head waiter at Palm Beach, Florida.

Young, of Washington, DC, is searching for her mother, Mrs. Candace Quinn, and sisters, Mrs. Ella Barby and Mrs. Missouri Walker.

Emanuel Pope searching for his siblings Polly Pope, Milly Kane, Adeline Jane Pope, Joe Pope, and Larkin Pope. He left them in 1863, after the fall of Vicksburg, Mississippi, during the Civil War.

Brown wrote to the Clerk of Court, Washington, DC, for information. He was sold away from Washington, DC, 40 years earlier [ca 1846].

William and Mary Smith lived in Washington, DC, in 1827. [Ad possibly related to a probate/inheritance issue]?

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

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.
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