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  • Changed name appears in ads in which the person placing the ad suspects that the person they are searching for changed his/her name after emancipation or following a marriage. It also refers to instances in which the person placing the ad has changed their name after emancipation or marriage. Formerly enslaved people changed their names to distance themselves from their enslavers.

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Jack Robinson (formerly Jack Boils) searching for his mother Mary Boils and siblings

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Esther Austine searching for her mother Hannah McNear

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Mary Dabney (formerly Mary McKens) seeking her parents Washington and Hanna McKens

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Mrs. Sallie Warner (formerly Sallie Caloway) searching for her siblings William, Washington, Jerry, and others

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Malinda Jones (formerly Malinda Rhode) searching for her father Samuel Rhode and her siblings

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Reverend B. M. Taylor searching for his sister Maria Walker (formerly Darkens Taylor)

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R. D. Green searching for their mother Mary Green, father Robert Green, and siblings

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Sarah Ann Huff (formerly Sarah Ann Jackson Peter) searching for her father Jerry Jackson

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John Colbert Skinner (formerly John Gray) searching for his brother Edward Allington

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Georgiana Hawarth searching for her mother, sisters, and brothers

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Edith Rodgers (formerly Edith Robinson) searching for her mother Molly and three brothers

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L. W. Turner (formerly Ed. Mitchell and Ed. Digging) searching for his mother

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John McDuffy (formerly John McKay) searching for his father George McDuffy, mother Diana, and siblings

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Unnamed person seeking their sister Harriet Barquet

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Sarah Baker (formerly Sarah Sibeley) searching for her mother Polly, father Dick Cash, and siblings

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Eddie Manuel (formerly Eve Gregg) searching for her children January and Beckey Grimbol

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George Knowles (formerly George Bates) seeking his brothers James Bethel and Stephen Fight

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M. A. E. Tolbert (formerly Martha Ann Elizabeth Brooks) searching for her mother Elizabeth Brooks

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John Medlock (formerly Jack Medlock) searching for his father George McField and his siblings

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Emma Griffin searching for her son Malcho Parr or Malichura Hayman

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Fanny Moss (formerly Fanny Thompson) searching for her sister Charlotte Thompson

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Shack Partee searching for their mother Hagar and father Richard

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Mrs. Leanna Alexander searching for mother Frances, father Isaac, and siblings

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