Lee Dear (formerly Gabriel Dear) searching for his mother Nancy Dear, brothers Jack and Benjamin Dear, and sister Sinthia Dear

DEAR EDITOR—I wish to inquire for my kin people. My mother is Nancy Dear. My father is dead. His name was Gabriel Dear. My oldest sister, before she married, was Matilda Dear, and after marriage, was Matilda Duffields. Brother Duffields got killed before the war by a grey mule, and my sister is dead and left one girl named Laura Duffields. She was living the last I heard of her. She and mother and brother Jack Dear left me and brother Joe Dear in Alabama in 1864, and also my oldest brother and youngest sister, Sinthia Dear. She married a George Curtiss. My oldest brother's name was Benjamin Dear, and they both went off with the Yankees during the war. They all belonged to Ned Richardson, of Yazoo county, Miss. Address me in care of W.R. Smith, at Satartia, Miss. LEE DEAR.

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