Malinda Jones searching for her father Samuel Rhode and her siblings Mary, Jane, Eliza, and others

DEAR EDITOR—I was born in
Virginia, about ten miles from
Richmond, near James River. My
owner was Stephen Johnson. Father
was Samuel Rhode; sisters Mary J
ane, Eliza and Sarah Rhode;
brothers John, James, Nelson, Jor-
dan [Jordan], Wilson and Uriah. Master's
children were William, Thomas,
Flemer, Hannah, Sarah and Nancy
Johnson. My name was Malinda
Rhode, but I married, am now a
widow, the mother of seven chil-
dren [children], and all dead but one. Address
care St. Paul Church, Shreveport,
La. MALINDA JONES

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