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She and her brothers, Reubin and William Gibbins, were raised in Hopkins County, Tennessee. Her brothers were set free when John Gibbins died. Reuben went to Centralia, Illinois.

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…

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.

His father was freed in 1846, in Trimble County, Kentucky, and then went to Hanover, Indiana.

They ran into each other in 1867. From Fleming County, Kentucky. Joshua bought his freedom in 1849. Solomon escaped to Canada in 1837.

Mr. Goosland, Oberlin, OH, finds his family after 25 years. Newspaper quotes letter he wrote to his wife in 1847, shortly after he was sold and taken from Wytheville, VA, to Mobile, AL.

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Virginia Rice searching for relatives of her mother, Lucy Fisher. Her mother, her grandmother Harriet Fisher, and her great-grandmother, Kate Winfrey, were all slaves of Winfrey/Winfreys family of Richmond, VA. Searcher's maternal grandfather was Bob…

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Andrew Jackson, Baxter, WV, searching for Anty Jackson's sons. Anty Jackson bought his freedom by working in the gold mines.

A woman named Jane searching for her mother, Sallie Smith, and her sisters Celia Smith, Lydia Calcoat, and Ann Smith/Martha Riley.

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Geo. Gardiner is searching for his father Jacob Gardiner, a slave belonging to Thomas G. Gardiner of Grimwell County, KY. Jacob was freed in 1846, went to Handover, IN near Madison, where he worked for Dr. Hayes. He carried with him his wife and a…

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John Shackelford looking for mother, brother, and six sisters

Hazel Phillip searching for her sister Emma Thompson and Cornelius Phillips/Johnston.

Alexander Reynolds searching for his parents, and his siblings James, Mickey, Charlotte, George, Sam, Jerry, Sarah, and Mary.

Rachel (Janes) Narrid searching for Elia, Dina, Rachel, Lucy, and Mary Jane Janes

Fannie Highland searching for her children Charles Lafayette, Eleonore, and William Edward Lafayette.
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