Thomas searching for aunt Delcie Graves, her husband Frederick Graves, and uncle James Washington. Frederick and James "were soldiers in the war of 1863" [Civil War]. All "belonged to" Tom Alyer in Madison County, VA.
Charles C Wilson is searching for his uncle John Wilson or any of the Alexander family. They were last seen in 1864 or '65 when they were in the employ of Col. A.K. McClure in Chambersburg, PA. From there, they all went West.
The first article states that Charles Pearson, Newton, NC, sentenced to be hanged for murder, wishes to communicate with his mother or uncle, Armstead Pearson, Alexandria, VA. The second article, dated October 25th 1880, describes his execution.