Oliver Lewis searching for his mother Hednia

DEAR EDITOR:--I wish to in-
quire [inquire] for my mother. The last
time I saw her was at Black Bluff,
Wilcox County, Ala. I was born
in Duplin county in North Caroli-
na [North Carolina], in Jack Carneaga's family.
Mother and I belonged to James
Hall at the time we were separated.
Mother had two children, myself
Olive, and sister Louisa; my fath-
er's [father's] name was Louis, and sister's
father was Handy; he belonged to
John Simmons. Mother's name
was Hednia. James Hall took her
and started to Texas. I have not
heard of her whereabouts since I
was brought to Texas in 1859 from
Alabama. I married in 1861 to
Mahalie who belonged to Mrs. Car-
oline [Caroline] Tate. Wife's father was named
Alexander, they all called him
Alex. and her mother's name was
Louisa, who died just before she
left Alabama. Wife had two bro-
thers [brothers] Abraham and Charles; Charles
died the same year they came to
Texas. Her grandmother was left
at Black Bluff, Wilcox county, Ala;
her name was Charlotte; we all
called her Mamma Lotta; she belong-
ed [belonged] to Mr. Felix Tate. I heard in
1880 that she was still living.
Please address Oliver Lewis, Buck-
horn [Buckhorn], Austin county, Texas.

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