Albert Harris and Mariah Harris reunite after 37 years and remarry

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Title

Albert Harris and Mariah Harris reunite after 37 years and remarry

Subject

Other (Newspaper Article)

Description

They were separated, in Kentucky, by sale 37 years earlier [ca 1849]. Albert Harris found his wife after searching since the Civil War.

Source

Richmond Democrat (Richmond, MO)

Date

February 25, 1886

Coverage

KY (Kentucky)
Marshall, Saline County, MO

Contributor

Jesse Nasta

Publisher

Newspapers.com

Transcription

Albert and Mariah Harris, colored, aged 71 and 66, who lived as man and wife in their early days in Kentucky, were sold by their master thirty-seven years ago and separated. After their freedom they expected to find one another and have continued to search ever since and are just now success-ful. He has lived in Kentucky while she has for years lived in Saline county, Mo. Upon convincing himself that he had found his former wife, he started for Marshall, where he procured a license and will be married at once.

State

Kentucky
Missouri

Collection

Citation

“Albert Harris and Mariah Harris reunite after 37 years and remarry,” Other (Newspaper Article), Richmond Democrat (Richmond, MO), February 25, 1886, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed May 8, 2021, https://informationwanted.org/items/show/3249.

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