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

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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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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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