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Isaac Moore is searching for his parents Abraham and Tomer and his siblings. Tomer had six children named Jerry, Louisa, Liza, Martha, Ellen, and Isaac while enslaved by Mike Wellton. She had four more children, 'Merica, Paulina, Jane, and William,…

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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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Dogan, of Pottstown, PA, found his first wife in 1871. They had been separated during the Civil War, when Dogan escaped into the Union lines and enlisted. His second wife supposedly gave her "hearty consent" for him to return to his first wife and…

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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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Johnson's first husband, Geo. Perry, escaped from Fleming County, KY, to Canada 43 years earlier [ca 1830]. Johnson and their child were went with him but were caught and taken back to Kentucky, where they remained in slavery until the Civil War.…

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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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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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Maria Adeline was formerly enslaved by Dr. Lively. She was "taken" from Tampa, Florida and "carried" to Key West, Florida.

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

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Thompson, of Newport, Rhode Island, escaped from slavery in Frederick, Maryland, 46 years earlier [ca 1830].

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Tolliver, of Des Moines, Iowa, was sold away from Daviess County, Missouri, at age 9 [in ca 1848]. In 1903, he learned that his father lives in Leavenworth, Kansas, and visited him.

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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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They are "mulatto" and from the Creek Nation. They escaped, presumably to the North, from Maysville about ten days after the Civil War battle there.

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Anderson has not seen his family since 1863. His brother, Edmond, killed at Fort Pillow, during the Civil War.

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Bill Dudley searching for his father Austin Dudley who left occupied Selma, AL, with Federal raiders, near the end of the Civil War. Has not been heard from since.

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Unnamed woman searching for her sister Caroline Campbell who ran away from her enslaver Dr. Hughes, of Montgomery County, Maryland, during the Civil War (1863).

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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.

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G. W. Hayman is searching for his uncle Philip Morton. Morton was enslaved by Cornelius Rae in Columbia County, Arkansas. He left sometime in 1863.

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Margret Young, sold and separated from her family in 1861, was reunited with her son Dowen Young as Christmas gift. Margret and her three children lived, all slaves of John Arthur, in Clay County, MO near the town of Liberty when the civil war broke…

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Fanny Ward searching for her parents, Melvina and Issac Trumbull; brothers Jacob and Charley, and possibly her 7 other siblings; and a unnamed child. Her brother Charley cut off his own arm upon learning he was to be sold.

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Clarissa Reed searching for her mother, Pearline; stepfather, Sam; and siblings Sophronia, Fannie, Morgan, and Anderson. She was sold for cutting off two of her young boss's fingers.

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J. T. Henry seeking information of his uncle, Andy Halebrooks, who was enslaved by a man with the surname Mayberry in Walker County, Georgia.

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James Ferguson, Steubenville, OH, wants to learn about his father, Allen Clark, who escaped slavery in Orange County, VA, and joined Union army

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David Young searching for his stepfather's parents and siblings Partheney, Emily, Joanna, Charles Henry, and possibly a brother John, although that could also be the stepfather's name.
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