Arena Ross seeking information about her family

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Title

Arena Ross seeking information about her family

Subject

Letter to Detective

Description

Ross wrote to a detective in search of her Sammons, Flemings, and Hardinay family

Source

Times-Dispatch (Richmond, VA)

Date

January 9, 1906

Coverage

Cross Plains, TN
Richmond, VA

Contributor

Jesse Nasta

Publisher

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress

Transcription

Wants to Find Her People.

A negress named Arena Ross, of Cross
Plains, Tenn., has written Detective Tomlinson,
asking for some information regarding
lost relatives. She wrote as follows:

Cross Plains, Tenn.,
January 1, 1906.

"Dear Sir,—I wish you to inquire of my
family and would be glad if you would
give me any information that would lead
to locate the following persons, white or
colored: William Sammons, Robert Keeling
(white), Bettie Sammony, Pete Flemings,
Ned, John Harrison or Ben Sammons,
Peggie Hardinary or Rachel Sammons
(colored). I formerly belonged to
William Sammons, but was brought away
by my young master, Robert Keeling, and
have never heard from my people since.
Any information given me to lead to finding
the parties named will be highly appreciated."

State

Tennessee
Virginia

Citation

“Arena Ross seeking information about her family,” Letter to Detective, Times-Dispatch (Richmond, VA), January 9, 1906, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed May 8, 2021, https://informationwanted.org/items/show/3191.

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