DEAR EDITOR: I wish to inquire
for my relatives, father, mother,
sisters, brother, uncles, and grand
mother. We lived in Alabama and
belonged to the same owner with
the exception of grandmother and
uncle. I do not remember the
county, but town was Claiborne.
Our owner, Samuel Cobbs, was shot
by young Thomas Blaise, as he was
on the way to the postoffice, and
was carried to his son's house from
off the road. Sometime after we
were sold at sheriffs sale. My
brother fell to Miss Betsey, who
married Thomas Nicholas. Frank
Payne bought me. We were both
carried on Tombigbee river, near
Ovenbluff. Two plantations
adjoining belonged to Widow Payne.
Frank Payne was her son, Thomas
Nicholas her agent. Father was
named Walter, mother, Sarah,
grandmother, Gracia, uncle Tobe.
Address me at Convent P.O.
Louisiana. Rev. Geo. A. Payne.
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