Elizabeth Williams searching for her children Lydia, William, Allen, and Parker



Mrs. Elizabeth Williams, who now resides in
Marysville, California, was formerly owned to-
gether with her children, vis.: Lydia, William,
Allen, and Parker, by one John Petty, who lived
about six miles from the town of Woodbury,
Franklin County, Tennessee. At that time she
was the the wife of Sandy Rucker, and was
familiarly known as Betsy,—sometimes called
Betsy Petty.

About twenty-five years ago, the mother was
sold to Mr. Marshal Stroud, by whom, some
twelve or fourteen years later, she was, for the
second time since purchased by him, taken to
Arkansas. She has never seen the above named
children since. Any information given concern-
ing them, however, will be gratefully re-
ceived by one whose love for her children sur-
vives the bitterness and hardships of many long
years spent in slavery.

Preachers in the neighborhood of Woodbury,
Tennessee, are especially requested to make in-
quiry, and communicate any information they
may deem valuable, either by letter, or through
the columns of the "Recorder."

Mar. 10--1m.

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