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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
THEY WERE SEPARATED AT AN AUC-
TION [AUCTION] 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…
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 [enlisted] 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
March 16, 1882
MR. EDITOR ---- I read in your
paper of Dec. 23, 1881, about my
son. His name is John Barber,
but changed to John C. Evans. He
was sold to a trader in 1851, at the
age of fourteen. I have written
two letters but have received no
answer. I am very anxious to
hear of him, as I am alone in this
world. Mrs. Fanny Barber, No.…
March 9, 1882
DEAR EDITOR ---- I have a daughter
in Louisiana. She lived at Mr.
Justus C King's. Her post office is
Waterproof, sometimes I got letters
from L'Argent post office. I
received a letter from her Oct. 3,
18__, and she said she had sent me
$10, and I did not get it. It has
been near two years ago, and I
have not heard from her…
Mrs. Ann Read (formerly Clarissa) searching for her mother Perline, sister Sephrony, and brother Anderson or any family (1st of 2 ads placed)
January 19, 1882
DEAR EDITOR ----- I belonged to
John Rowden of St. Charles county
Missouri. I was called Clarissa. I
was sold to Mr. Kerle, a planter
My mother was named Perline. I
was the youngest of mother's first
children. I had a sister named
Sephrony, and a brother called
Anderson. I don't know much
about mother's second children. …
May 6, 1880
Susan Perkins, mother of Dennis
Perkins, left me in Mobile about
the year 1858. She went from
here as a slave to Black Hawk,
Carroll county, Miss., last time
heard from. Have written several
letters of inquiry but can get no
answer. Any information from her
will be thankfully received by her
son, Dennis Perkins, care of J.N.…
March 18, 1880
DEAR EDITOR - Please allow me
to make inquiry for my mother,
Nancy Love. We were separated
about the year 1850, in Mississippi.
I was then but an infant of about
9 months. We belonged to Anderson
Moss. He sold my mother to
Mr. Ned Herndon, a speculator in
slaves. He sold her to Mrs. Hooker,
a widow in Jackson, Miss. It was
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…