Joseph Phillips (formerly Valance Scott and Joseph Blancha) searching for his father, aunt, and cousins

Information Wanted
A gentleman by the name of
Joseph Phillips, residing in Grants-
ville [Grantsville], Nevada, is very anxious to
learn of the whereabouts of his
relatives. In order that they may
be identified, we are requested to
state that he belonged to a Mr.
Scott, of this city, who owned a
plantation about 25 miles above
Baton Rouge, and was sold in com-
pany [company] with four cousins in 1850 or
1851. He was purchased by a Mr.
Blancha, a dentist, No. 104 Royal
street. After that he was sold to a
negro trader named Hatch, who, in
turn, sold him to a Mr. Faulknay,
of Texas. When with his first
owner he went by the name of Val-
ance [Valance] Scott. When with the den-
tist [dentist], Joseph Blancha.
His father's name was Baptiste
Phillips; his mother is dead; he left
in this city an aunt named Fanny,
and two cousins, Matilda and
Chloe. Any information furnished
the LOUISIANAN concerning these
people will be thankfully received.

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