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  • Dowry identifies ads in which one of the parties was "given" to a bride or her husband as a wedding "gift." A dowry is an amount provided by the bride's family to the groom at the time of marriage; in the American South, these financial transactions often included the transferal of enslaved people as "property."

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B. J. Houston searching for his mother Jane McKinan and his siblings

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James M. Cullins searching for his father Tom Cullins and sister Vina

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Robert Howard searching for his sister Elizabeth

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Charles Henry Turner searching for his brother Thomas Turner

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

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Pastor L. M. Hagood seeking the family of church member

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Malissa Baker (formerly Malissa Robertson) searching for Bettie and Mary Hicks

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Caroline Hogan (formerly Caroline Brown) seeking her father Isaac Jamison, mother Peggy Brown, and siblings

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Clara Foltz searching for the family of her father Mitchel Oliver

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W. D. Drummond searching for his brother John Drummond

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Susan Steward seeking her siblings Burrel and Amelia Houston

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Mrs. Cornelia Edwards searching for her father Plenty McKeniers and family

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Silvy Silas looking for her sons Jackson, John, and David

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Caroline Hogan (formerly Caroline Brown) looking for her father Isaac Jimerson, her mother Peggy Brown, and her siblings

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J. H. Holden (formerly Joseph Waddle) seeking his father Holder Waddle

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Elmira Kirkwood searching for her mother Jane Harris

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Sophia Gates seeking her mother Betsy Jones and father Yorkup Staples

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Rhode Reeves seeking his siblings Nelson, Perrena, Minnie, and Adam Hill

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Manervia Carway searching for her daughter Millie Dortha (formerly Millie Carway)

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Kitty Hanley searching for her children Esther and Sam

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Mrs. Amy Frenchy (formerly Amy Morris and Amy Baxter) found her mother Feraby

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Fanny Strong searching for her parents Joe and Sallie and her siblings Sucky, Dollie, Rachel, Joseph, and Green or her former enslaver's family

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George Henry Forbes searching for his father George Henry, mother Henrietta Forbes, and siblings James, Margaret, and Area

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John A. Brown searching for his parents and siblings George, Mary Jane, Ellen Nora, and Peter Brown

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