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Johnson, age 60, reunited with her mother, reported to be 112 years old. Johnson lived in Louisville, KY. Her mother had been sold, by Ben Johnson of Frankfort, KY, and sent to New Orleans 50 years earlier [ca 1835].

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Jeff Frierson and Mary Burt were reunited and remarried in Shelbyville, TN, in 1903. They had been separated in that county [Bedford County, TN] 44 years earlier, when Mary was sold and taken to Arkansas.

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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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Nat Miller/Nate Miller/Nathan Miller, of Lawrence, Kansas, lost his sister "during slavery times." He found her in 1904.

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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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Jones and Vaughn, of Kansas City, Kansas, were separated after emancipation. Reunited and married in 1899.

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Foley, of Natchez, Mississippi, found his wife in 1891 in Carrollton, Kentucky. They had been separated by sale [in Virginia?]

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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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They married "according to slave laws" in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 60 years earlier [ca 1837]. They were separated by sale seven years later. Reunited and remarried in Oskaloosa, Iowa, in 1897.

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Rev. Henson, of Austin, Texas, finds his father after a decades-long search. His father traveled from Alabama to Austin to see him but died within two days.

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Mrs. Louisa Fry, of Pleasantville, NJ, finds her mother in Philadelphia. Had not seen her since they were liberated from a Virginia plantation at the end of the Civil War, 43 years earlier.

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Mrs. Jas. Coakley informs the Richmond Planet's editor that she has found her uncle living in Brazil, Indiana.

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Brothers reunite sixty years after being separated by sale in New Orleans in 1859

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Abraham Blackburn finds his mother after writing 236 letters of inquiry. Blackburn was sold away from his mother in 1862. He continues to search for several siblings.

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Mrs. Woodsen finds little sister, Mrs. Culton, of Bonne Terre, Missouri
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