Adam Sisson, (also known as Adam Webb), searching for mother Fannie Webb (2nd of 3 ads)

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Title

Adam Sisson, (also known as Adam Webb), searching for mother Fannie Webb (2nd of 3 ads)

Subject

Information Wanted Ad

Description

Adam Sisson, St. Joseph, MO, searching for his mother, Fannie Webb

Source

Andrew County Republican (Savannah, MO)

Date

November 22, 1872

Coverage

St. Joseph, MO
Richmond County, VA
Richmond, VA

Contributor

Jesse Nasta

Transcription

Searching for His Mother.
The following, from the St. Joe
Herald, we give place in our columns,
in the hope that some of our readers
may be able to give the information
desired:
"Information wanted of my mother,
Fannie Webb, who formerly lived at
or near Union Wharf, on the Rappahannock
River, Richmond county,
Va., about 27 or 28 years since. She
belonged to a Mr. Stoneham, and
afterwards to Edward Saunders, who
sold her to a trader by the name of
"Dix," from Richmond City. Va., and
from there she was sold South. I was
brought to Missouri by James Newby
and Samuel Stoneham. Any information
of her or her children, Fanny,
Elizabeth or Alexander will be thankfully
received by her son.
"ADAM SISSON, St. Joseph, Mo.
"P.S. I will pay $25 cash to any
party who will give me information
by which I can find her."
Here is an instance of a colored
man who was a slave and torn from
his mother when he was about six years of
age. He is now thirty-four, and
therefore must have been in search
of her for twenty-eight years. His
affection deserves to be called noble.
He told us that he had spent every
cent he could save since he was liberated,
amounting to about four hundred
dollars, in advertising and traveling
in search of her. Adam Sisson
is employed in the Pacific Hotel as
porter.

State

Missouri
Virginia

Collection

Citation

“Adam Sisson, (also known as Adam Webb), searching for mother Fannie Webb (2nd of 3 ads),” Information Wanted Ad, Andrew County Republican (Savannah, MO), November 22, 1872, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed May 8, 2021, https://informationwanted.org/items/show/1466.

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