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May 4, 1884
AFTER MANY DAYS,
A Former Slave Hears from
Her Old Home.
A Separation of Thirty Years
A Scrap of History.
Years before the war of the rebellion,
Wm. Eli Baxter, a lawyer and planter
lived in Hancock county, Georgia, not
far from the town of Sparta. He owned
150 slaves, among the number, Feraby,
September 12, 1885
A NOTABLE GATHERING.
Five Generations Meet in This City--
A Family's Strange History.
Yesterday morning a reporter was directed
to visit No.246 Linden square, where a
colored family by the name of Johnson resided,
and assured that he would there find
an interesting item. Ellen Johnson, the
mistress of the house, told a very peculiar…
August 14, 1873
Wedding After Forty Years of
Our town is all agog this morning
over the wedding that is to be celebrated
in a day or two between Aunt
Vina Johnson, an old colored lady of
our place, and a former husband,
from whom she has been separated
for forty years. Forty-three years
ago Aunt Vina was the slave of a Mr.
August 12, 1843
HENNY BUTLER, a colored woman, residing
at Cumberland, in Maryland, desires information concerning
the present residence of her daughter FRANCES,
who went with Doctor Lawrence 7 years ago to
Natchez, Mississippi; from which place she was afterwards
removed to New Orleans.
Her letters from New Orleans reach her…
June 8, 1849
Quindy Relf, husband of Harriet Relf, is informed
that his family, consisting of wife and five children,
formerly belonging to Henry Fry, of Moorefield,
Henry Co., Va., are living near Martinsburg, Knox
The family were liberated by their claimant, the
husband liberated himself by running away. He has…
April 11, 1892
AFTER TWENTY-NINE YEARS
A Mother and Daughter are Reunited.
The Daughter a Clarksburg Woman who Was Sold During Slavery Days.
Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer.
FINDLAY, O., April 10-A remarkable reunion of mother and daughter who had been cruelly torn from each other at the slave block in 1863 has just taken place in this city. The…
November 4, 1886
TOM CARNAHAN, the colored member of the Lincoln police force, has been treated to a genuine surprise by the arrival of his brother from Texas, whom he has not heard from in twenty years. Before the war Tom and his brother were slave chil-dren in Arkansas and were separated by the war. Tom drifted to the north and his brother to Texas. A short…
November 4, 1903
FINDS SISTER AFTER YEARS.
To meet a sister after a separation of thirty-nine years is the recent experience of Henry Wilson, the colored butler who has been at the executive mansion through the administrations of Governors Ogles-by, Altgeld, Tanner and Yates. Wilson was born a slave in Missouri in 1855 and was held with his mother for more than…
March 26, 1891
A SAD DEATH.
After Many Years an Aged Father Meets His
Son and Soon After Dies.
A pathetic death occurred in thi
city day before yesterday that i
worthy of more than a passing notice.
Since the war Rev. Mack Henson, a
colored preacher of this city, who because
of his earnestness as a minister
and his courteous and gentlemanly…
October 2, 1892
A THIRTY YEARS' SEARCH.
Mrs. Bashop's Pitiful Quest for Her Daughter, Patience.
THEY WERE SEPARATED AT AN AUC-TION SALE OF SLAVES.
The Aged Mother Sought in Many States for Clues of Her Missing Child, but Without Avail—Now She Wants "The World's" Million Readers to Assist in Finding the Girl for Whom She Has Slaved So Long to Discover.
May 30, 1914
Do You Know Them?
Mound Bayou, Miss., May 5, '14.
Any information leading to my
people will be thankfully received.
Now this is the condition of the case
and it might seem very late for I
have been promising to try…
July 12, 1891
WERE SOLD IN SLAVERY.
Story of Two Sisters Who Were Reunited
After Forty-Two Years.
BONNE TERRE, Mo., July 11.--An event
rather out of the usual line occurred here
this week in the meeting of two sisters,col-
ored women, who under the operation of the
old slavery regime were separated 42 years
ago, when both were children, and had…
March 12, 1891
FOUND AT LAST.
A former Slave, Now in Ohio, Hears From
His Long-Lost Mother.
SPRINGFIELD, O., March 11, - After 40 years'
separation William H. Todd, an ex-slave at
Washington Court House, Fayette county, has
discovered the whereabouts of his mother, now
100 years old, living at Macon, GA., through a
letter received last night. …
September 29, 1910
O.B. Armstrong, Punta Gorda, Fla., en-
listed at Camp Casey, Va., July 27, 186[?]
in the 2d U.S.C.T., and served as First
Sergeant, Co. D, until mustered out Jan.
16, 1866, at Washington, D.C., and would
like to hear from any of his old comrades.
He will answer their letters.
April 21, 1875
INFORMATION WANTED--An almost unintelligible letter from Jane Walker, a colored woman living in Noxubee, Miss., has been handed us for publication. We can only make out of it that the writer is anxious to ascertain the whereabouts of her relations that she may go to them. She says that she at one time belong to Mr. Whit Walker, is now married and…
August 31, 1882
DEAR EDITOR: I would like to
find my nephew, Robert Brown,
who left New Orleans, Oct. 20,
1877, for Louisville, Ky. He
stopped at Plaquemines, La., and
wrote me two letters, but as I was
out of the city teaching school at
the time, they were not answered
until my return home. I wrote
but did not receive a reply. I have
June 8, 1882
DEAR EDITOR: I desire to find
my brother. His name was Oscar
Jones. His father was Oscar, and
two sisters Caroline and Emily,
used to belong Capt. W. M. Kelley
who lived in East Baton Rouge
Parish. Oscar went off during the
war, and I have heard from him
but once since; he wrote to sister
Emily about five years ago. She
September 29, 1881
Dear Editor -- I wish to inquire
for my kinfolks, mother, sister and
brother. The last time I saw
them was 1861. They belonged
to Mrs. Harris the widow of Mr.
John Harris in Lebanon, Mo.
Mothers name is Christenia. She
was married but I did not know her
husband's name, as oldest brother
Frank and I belonged to Mr. John
April 15, 1880
DEAR EDITOR ------ I desire to learn
the whereabouts of my father,
mother, sisters and brothers. My
mother married the second time.
Her first husband was Wm. Price,
by whom she had four children ----
Sarah, Harriet, Mary and William.
I was the first by the latter husband,
named Charles. The others
were Monroe, Charley,…
April 4, 1878
I will be thankful for any information
concerning my son, Collin
Rufus Mays. He left home two
years ago and wrote us regularly
for a year, since that we have not
heard from him. He is 22 years
old, a brown mulatto, about 5 feet
10 inches high, would weigh about
160 pounds. Was near Marshall,
Texas, when last…
December 22, 1855
THE Undersigned takes this method of ascertaining
the whereabouts of his Brother,
JOHN W. HINES, of Bowling Green, Warren
County, Kentucky, from whom he received a
letter, stating his arrival in Canada. Any person
having a knowledge of Mr. Hines, will
please inform him, and oblige
GEORGE T. SMITH,
June 22, 1895
I am writing to find my mother and
sister. My mother's name was Canddis
Spattly, and my sister's name was
Manervie Sprattly. I have been away
every since the war closed. I got one
letter from them long ago when I
entered Pennsylvania. I was born at
Surrey Court-house, Va Aunty Spratty.
I left my mother and sister in…
May 2, 1895
Of my brothers and sisters. There
were five of us, three boys and two
girls. The boys' names were Ben-
ton Ransom and James Ransom,
and my name is William Ransom.
I was taken from mother when one
year old, and never have seen them
since. I got letters from them when
I was preaching at Wentville, Mo.
Henry Flood searching for his parents Wm. and Charlotte Flood, and his siblings Alexander, Maria, Louisa, Ann, and Rose
March 17, 1887
IMPORTANT INQUIRY. -- I, HENRY
Flood, of Philadelphia, Pa., a member
of Allen A.M.E Chapel, intend making
a visit to my original home and I desire to
find my people, from whom I have been
separated since the war. I was born in
Appomattox Co., Va, near where General
Lee surrendered. My father's name was
Wm, Flood ; my mother's name…
May 20, 1886
INFORMATION WANTED OF MY SON,
Allen Jones. He left me before the
war, in Mississippi. He wrote me a letter
in 1853 in which letter he said that he was
sold to the highest bidder, a gentleman
in Charleston, S. C. Nancy Jones, his
mother, would like to know the where-
abouts of the above named person. Any
information may be sent to…