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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,…

Bowen escaped from slavery, near St. Francisville, MO, in 1859. He presumably went to Chicago and, from there, to Canada.

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…

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.…

Emeline Skipwarth escaped from slavery in Kentucky to Michigan. Forty years later, in 1885, she found her sister, Julia Lyon, near Troy, Ohio.

Mr. Alexander Buford was born in the Big Cove at the foot of Big Mountain [Big Cove, Madison County, AL]. He "left" there before or during the Civil War.

L. A. Jackson searching for his mother Mary Wilson (also went by Mary Hogan) who "left" Henry County, Missouri, in 1862, during the Civil War.

Emanuel Pope searching for his siblings Polly Pope, Milly Kane, Adeline Jane Pope, Joe Pope, and Larkin Pope. He left them in 1863, after the fall of Vicksburg, Mississippi, during the Civil War.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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).

Rev. J. Preston Watson, sold on the auction block many times, ran away from his owner and was taken in by Captain Thomas Gannon of the Ninth Missouri Cavalry for the duration of the war.

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Burill Mundy searching for his father, Richard Mundy; mother, Jennie Lewis; sisters Lucy and Sallie; and brother Arthur and Temple.

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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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Agnes Collins searching for her three sisters Nannie, Patience, and Julian whom she left in Franklin, TN during the war. They were enslaved by Mrs. Ellis of Franklin.

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Lucindy Millsap is searching for her two brothers London and Anderson Bass who ran away with Gen. Sherman's Army in 1864. London Bass was totally blind and led off to Atlanta, GA during its siege by his brother Anderson.

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Levy Done is searching for his mother Kissy Done who once lived in Corinth, MS in 1862, but left in the fall of the same year for Memphis, TN. He also has a brother named Joseph Done and an uncle living somewhere in that area.

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Mrs. Sarah Bell is searching for her husband Stephen Crab, also known as Pheonix. He belonged to Jerry Crab in Platte County, MO and ran away about 3 or 4 years before the war. I used to belong to William Clay.

M.M. Muldrew searching for their father, Butler Muldrew; mother, Rinda Whitesides and two unnamed paternal half-brothers.

Nancy (Payen) Parker searching for her son, Issac Payen.
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