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Georgiana Gibson searching for her mother, Dorcas Barton, who was last heard from when she resided at Willow Springs near Baltimore, Maryland.

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Sarah Wright, formerly Sarah Curry, from Savannah, Georgia seeking information about her sister Lucy Peterson.

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Henry Robertson searching for his father Louis Robertson, who was enslaved by Ike Robertson, of Clay County, MO, and was sold before the Civil War.

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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…

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Ellen and Eliza Cooke left Athens, TN, with General Sherman's army in 1863 [during the Civil War].

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Murray was "formerly with" [enslaved by?] John Cloyd, of Fayette County, TN. Information of his whereabouts is wanted at the office of Humes & Poston, [attorneys] in Memphis, TN.

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George White (known as Turner White before the Civil War) was born in Panola County, MS, and "formerly belonged to" Col. F.M. White. He was in the army. Mustered out in Mobile, AL, in 1867.

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Amy Morris, aka "Mrs. Frenchy," grew up enslaved in Hancock County, GA, near Sparta, GA. Beginning at age 14, she was sold several times, in Georgia, Mississippi, and Arkansas, before she escaped during the Civil War. Previously, she and her first…

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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."

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Frances, age 8, left her home about four weeks since, in 1848 in Philadelphia. [She was presumably free]. An antebellum ad.

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Lewis searching for her mother, Annie Lewis, and her brothers, Eddie Lewis and Orange Lewis

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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.

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Mrs. Mary Kimbrow looking for information as to the whereabouts of her uncle Johnnie Blakley (he also goes by Johnnie Frierson).

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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.

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Emeline Skipwarth escaped from slavery in Kentucky to Michigan. Forty years later, in 1885, she found her sister, Julia Lyon, near Troy, Ohio.

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Alvin Steele was carried from Huntsville, Alabama, to Canton, Mississippi, during the Civil War. He returned to Huntsville in 1895 in search of his mother and sister.

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Katie Holston's "aunt" gave her to Mrs. Classy Gaines, of Farmville, Virginia. It is unclear whether Classy Gaines enslaved Houston or how she came to live with her unnamed "aunt."

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Fanny Strong searching for her parents Joe and Sallie and her siblings Sucky, Dollie, Rachel, Joseph, and Green. Mrs. Mary Anderson enslaved Strong's family.

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James Davis claims he lives in Richmond, Virginia. Son of Annie Van Netten.

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Burton is in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1900, searching for her father, Mat Burton, her mother, Milinda Burton, and her sisters, Cinthy Burton and Mitildy Burton

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Riley Driver searching for his son Jeff Prior and his sister Rosana Driver. They were last known to have lived in Pike County, Georgia.

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William Volantine (now named William Robinson) was once a slave in Baltimore, now living in New Bedford, MA. He is searching for his brother, Joshua, who was also a slave in Baltimore and went to Philadelphia three years earlier [ca 1846]. An…

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Newspaper article about Milla Dawsey's search for her family. Includes transcription of Dawsey's two Christian Recorder ads. Dawsey, from Calvert County, Maryland, had not seen her brothers or son since they were sold away from her.

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Easton, of Indianapolis, Indiana, found his mother, Clara Clounch, of Paducah, Kentucky. They were separated by sale when he was seven years old.

Reprinted from the Indianapolis Sentinel (Indianapolis, IN)

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Henry Wilson, butler to four Illinois governors, finds his sister, Mrs. Hattie Webb. They were separated in 1864, when Wilson and his mother escaped from Missouri to Illinois during the Civil War.
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