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James, a "free colored boy," left his father's house in Louisville, KY, in 1862. He is supposed to have followed one of the divisions of the army.

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An unnamed person searching for Robert Peck or his descendants. Peck lived in Manhattan or Brooklyn, NY, in or about 1850.

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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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Brown's parents searching for him. He was 14 years old and left their home in Philadelphia in July 1833. Supposedly went up Schuylkill, along the canal. [All presumably free African Americans]. An antebellum ad, from 1833.

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Lathrop [presumably free], age 10 or 11, is lost. She recently arrived in New York from Hampton, CT. An antebellum ad, from 1834.

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Wilson went from New York City to Philadelphia. Ad placed in 1865, during the Civil War.

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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.

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Ad placed in Philadelphia in 1849, before the Civil War. Baynan fears that her son, age about 15, has been kidnapped.

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Adair searching for her father, Charles Hazard, her mother, Rachel Ann Hazard, her brother, Wm. Henry Hazard, and her son, Wm. Henry Levi. Adair's father was free. Her mother was "owned by" John Ridgely, of Hampton County, Maryland, and sold to Tom…

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Ashmore, a "free colored man," was raised in Trenton, New Jersey. He is heir to his mother's estate. An antebellum ad.

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Francis is closely related to the emperor of Hayti [/Haiti]. His father, Thomas Francis, was born in Martinique in 1789 and lived in Guadaloupe. His grandfather, Augustus, also born in Martinique. An antebellum ad.

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Merr left Williamsburg, Virginia, about 40 years earlier [ca 1792]. Last heard of in Boston, Massachusetts. Dipper is searching for him or Cesar Lafayette, who knew his brother Daniel Merr well. An antebellum ad.

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Information wanted of Moore, a "colored man" of Swedesboro, New Jersey, by his friends. He was sick in Boston when last heard from. An antebellum ad.

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Lettice Lamb and her daughter, Peggy, of Norwich, Connecticut, searching for Lettice's sons. They were last heard from in 1821, in or near Portland, Maine. An antebellum ad.

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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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Quindy Relf escaped from slavery. His wife and their five children were later manumitted in Virginia and went to Ohio. They are searching for him. An antebellum ad.

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Fanny Wintersmith traveled from New York to Chicago in 1863, during the Civil War. She left her two children there before returning to New York.

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Winnie Lynn searching for her husband Davy Linn who left Chicago, Illinois with an Illinois regiment around 1861, during the Civil War

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He left their home in Baltimore on Nov. 19, 1864. Not seen since. He works on the wharf. During the Civil War.

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

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Charlie Oliver (born Dandridge Vius) searching for his grandfather. Charlie was sold in 1859. His grandfather was free all his life and a barber in Richmond, VA since 1855.

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Son recently kidnapped from the Market House in Alexandria, VA. Reward for information of his whereabouts.

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Fannie Williams is searching for her grandfather William Jackson. He was owned by a man named Jackson in Williamson County, TN. He was a brick mason and bought his freedom before the war and ran a bickyard in Nashville, TN. Fannie's mother is named…

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F. G. Gilbert is searching for his mother Eliza Miller (now Eliza Baker), brother, and two sisters, Sarah Jane and Rosa Miller. The family was enslaved by Geo. S. Miller in Louisville, Kentucky before being separated through sale.
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