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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…
September 25, 1903
AFTER FORTY-FOUR YEARS
Jeff Frierson and Mary Burt Are Reunited
Special Dispatch to The American.
SHELBYVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 24. --
A somewhat romantic marriage occurred
in colored circles last night. The
facts about it are these: Before the
Civil War, and in slave times, Jeff
Frierson, a slave belonging to the…
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.
November 20, 1885
AFTER MANY YEARS.
AFFECTING MEETING OF TWO SISTERS.
Special Telegram to the Inter Ocean.
BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Nov. 19.--Forty
years ago Julia and Emeline, two sisters,
were slaves upon the plantation of a master
by the name of Hall, in Kentucky. Emeline
left her sister one night, and with a party of
fugitives crossed the Ohio…
January 16, 1899
A Romance of Slavery.
Saturday two ex-slaves, neither of
whom had ever been married before,
were granted a license to wed by probate
Judge Snyder. They were Richard
Jones, aged 55, and Jane Vaughn,
aged 40, both of this city. The two
negroes, when children, were owned
by the same master. When the war
was over and the slaves…
January 30, 1884
A ROMANCE OF SLAVERY.
The Husband and Wife Torn Apart
Forty Years Ago Happily United.
Rome, Ga. Special to Courier-Journal.
That there are romances as touching
in negro life as were ever told is
proven by the story of a colored
couple named Uncle Levi and Aunt
Aggie, who lived in Cedartown Valley.
In 1840 Levi belonged to Mr.…
November 27, 1891
Slaves of Over Forty Years Ago Meet and
Will Be Remarried.
CARROLLTON, Ky., Nov. 27.—Alexander
Foley, of Natchez, Miss., a former
slave, arrived here a few days ago to
visit Dr. Goslie, who used to be his old
master. His surprise could be imagined
when he was told by Dr. Goslie that his
wife who was sold from him…
October 17, 1867
Two brothers, colored, met in the streets of Cincinnati, last Sunday, after a separation of sixty years. Their names are Joshua and Solomon Collins. They were both formerly slaves in Fleming county, Virginia. Joshua bought his freedom in 1849, and re-moved to Cincinnati, where he has since resided. Solomon ran away from his master, then living in…
June 6, 1897
Married After Fifty-three Years.
Oskaloosa, June 5. There was solemnized here today a wedding that reunited “Uncle” Robert Warren, of Oskaloosa, and Charity Atwater, of North Carolina, after a separation of 53 years. The two were married according to slave laws at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 60 years ago. Seven years later after five children…
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…
March 22, 1908
FOUND HER AGED MOTHER
Reunion After Separation During
Special to The Inquirer.
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., March 21.—
Mrs. Louisa Fry, an aged colored woman
of Pleasantville, has just found her moth-
er [mother], whom she has not seen since the slaves
on a plantation near Charlottesburg, Va.,
were liberated at the close of the…
November 13, 1909
FOUND HER UNCLE
The Planet as an Advertising
The publication of an enquiry
notice in the columns of the
PLANET recently brought the fol-
214[?] 14th Street.
New Albany, Ind., Dec. 21, 1909.
I write to inform you that I have
found my uncle whom I have been
looking for. I can not express…
December 26, 1919
3 BROTHERS, PARTED BY
SLAVE BLOCK, REUNITED
Meet for the First Time in Louisville
in More than Half a
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec. 26.--The
slave block, once the center of com-
merce in New Orleans, has rotted,
and even its former site has been oblitera-
ted by the hand of progress. But
memories of Christmas, seventy years
December 8, 1886
REUNITED AT LAST
A Newburg Colored Man's Long Search for
His Mother -- Both Sold in 1862
An incident has just come to light in this
city which is a strong reminder of old slavery
days in the South, and which illustrates sever-
al phases of human character. Mr. Abraham
Blackburn, a colored man 35 years old, had
been in the employ of the…
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…