Bunk Hilliard searching for his wife Annie Sterling

Bunk Hilliard 10-30-1884.tif

Title

Bunk Hilliard searching for his wife Annie Sterling

Subject

Information Wanted Ad

Description

Bunk Hilliard is searching for his wife Annie Sterling. She belonged to a man in Georgia called Whit Sterling. She had a daughter Francis whom she left in LaGrange, GA. His wife was sold to a Mr. Barley who lived in Lafourche, LA during the war. The last he heard of her, she was married again to Benjamin Shankins who lived in town. She was traded for horses and mules. He went by Buck Sterling but now goes by Bunk Hilliard.

Source

The Southwestern Christian Advocate (New Orleans, LA)

Date

October 30, 1884

Coverage

Hackberry, TX
LaGrange, GA
Lafourche, LA

Contributor

Daniel Runyon

Transcription

Mr. Editor - I wish to inquire
for my wife. Her name was Annie;
mine is Buck Sterling. She belonged
to a man in Georgia by the
name of Whit Sterling. She had
a daughter Francis. She left her
in LaGrange, Georgia. Wife was
sold to Mr. Barley, who lived in
Lafourche in war times. The last
I heard of her she was married
again to Benjamin Shankins, who
lived in town. Bunk Sterling was
a one handed man. She was traded
for horses and mules. Address me
at Hackberry, Texas. My name is
now Bunk Hilliard.

State

Texas
Georgia
Louisiana

Citation

“Bunk Hilliard searching for his wife Annie Sterling,” Information Wanted Ad, The Southwestern Christian Advocate (New Orleans, LA), October 30, 1884, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed July 23, 2021, https://informationwanted.org/items/show/2427.

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