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  • Tags: self-purchase

HIGHLANDWEEKLYNEWS_18671017_COLLINS.jpg
They ran into each other in 1867. From Fleming County, Kentucky. Joshua bought his freedom in 1849. Solomon escaped to Canada in 1837.

NEW NATIONAL ERA_18720411_GOOSLAND.jpg
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.

Jackson. The Richmond Planet Apr 9 1921.jp2
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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Rev. H.J. Young searching for Jefferson Davis's brothers Moses and Lewis Davis. They were separated after being intercepted in an escape to freedom, which resulted in Jefferson's capture. He has "bought himself" and recently came to Canada.

Gains.TIF
Rev. Wesley J. Gains searching for Reuben Evans who purchased his freedom from Robert Toombs.
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