Brothers Joshua Collins and Solomon Collins meet in Cincinnati after decades-long separation

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Title

Brothers Joshua Collins and Solomon Collins meet in Cincinnati after decades-long separation

Subject

Other (Newspaper Article)

Description

They ran into each other in 1867. From Fleming County, Kentucky. Joshua bought his freedom in 1849. Solomon escaped to Canada in 1837.

Source

Highland Weekly News (Hillsboro, OH)

Date

October 17, 1867

Relation

The Cincinnati Commercial, October 10, 1867, published a much longer account of these brothers' reunion. For an online reprinted version of this longer article, see the Wilmington Daily Post (Wilmington, NC), October 15, 1867, pg. 1, newspapers.com.

Coverage

Cincinnati, OH
Canada
Fleming County, VA [Fleming County, KY. There is no Fleming County, VA]

Contributor

Jesse Nasta

Publisher

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress

Transcription

Two brothers, colored, met in the streets of Cincinnati, last Sunday, after a separation of sixty years. Their names are Joshua and Solomon Collins. They were both formerly slaves in Fleming county, Virginia. Joshua bought his freedom in 1849, and re-moved to Cincinnati, where he has since resided. Solomon ran away from his master, then living in Ken-tucky, in 1837, and made his way safe-ly to Canada. The meeting was pure-ly accidental, and, of course, was en-joyed by the two old men. Joshua is eighty-two years old, and Solomon over sixty.

State

Ohio
Canada
Kentucky
Virginia

Citation

“Brothers Joshua Collins and Solomon Collins meet in Cincinnati after decades-long separation,” Other (Newspaper Article), Highland Weekly News (Hillsboro, OH), October 17, 1867, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed May 8, 2021, https://informationwanted.org/items/show/3255.

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