Clarissa Reed searching for her mother, stepfather, and siblings

DEAR EDITOR- I desire to in-
quire for my people. Mother was
Pearline, stepfather was Sam.
Mother had two sets of children.
There were five of us, and two died
before I left home. The oldest,
Sophronia, was sold first; there
were Fannie, Morgan, Anderson
and myself. Parents belonged to
John Ronden. The old man and I
was sold to a Mr. Currel, and he
died, and mistress married again
and carried me to Kentucky. My
people were living in St. Charles
county, Missouri, when I was sold
for cutting off two of my young
boss's fingers. It has been about
46 years since I saw or heard from
my people. Then I was sold from
Kentucky to New Orleans. Last
owner was Mrs. Moore. Write to
me at Union Chapel M. E. Church,
New Orleans, care Rev. S. Priestly.
CLARISSA REED

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