Bettie Woodson searching for her father Hudson Harris (also known as Hudson Hargrove), her mother Henriette, and several siblings

Do You Know Him ?
February 9th, 1900.
I desire to know the whereabouts of
my father whose name was Hudson
Harris. Some called him Hudson
Hargrove, his master's name. My
mother's name was Henrietta. She
had six children when I was sold from
her. We were sold at Nelson Courthouse
about 1845 as near as I remember
father's master bought my mother.
There were five girls and one boy.
His name was Zealonfetcher.
The oldest girl's name was Gabe and
was sold to a Negro-trader, named
George Nickson. Then there was Adsonia,
Susan, Elizabeth and Emma.
Mother's former master was named
Samuel Hansbuere I was taken care of
by the sheriff of Nelson county then.
He moved to Scottsville, Va. His
name was Wiliiam Eanse. From there
he sent me to Richmond, Va., by a
Captain named Wingfield, and he sold
me to a man named Bently Brown.
So I am the one hunting my relatives.
The one named Elizabeth lives
at New Canton in Buckingham. My
name now is Bettie Woodson.
Please address all communications
to Louisa Smith, Arvonia, Va.
Farther's master's name was Beverly

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