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Found refers to ads that announce a person has been found. These ads often describe the search and include details about the reunion or upcoming reunion. The ads identified by this tag often detail years’ long searches and testify to the persistent desire of formerly enslaved people to reconnect with family and loved ones.
August 9, 1862
A Strange Incident.—Six years ago, a young black man in Maryland, tired of being a slave, took advantage of a propitious night, and ran away to Canada. On sending back an occasional message to his aged father, who remained behind in bonds, he found means, for some time, of procuring answers, until at length no more answers came. Then for five…
February 4, 1893
Relatives Found.Mrs. Josephine Bass of Memphis, Tenn. in the PLaNET of the 21st, advertised for relatives whom she had not seen for thirty-one years.She has found them. They called at this office this week and proceeded at once to correspond to her. Only two are now alive.A gentleman in Washington found his long lost sister in the same manner. He…
May 9, 1891
The Lost Found.Mr. and Mrs. D. Thornell of Brad-ford [Bradford], Pa. are in the city on a visit to her father, William Moss, of this city. It seems that Mrs. Thornell has been awayfor 20 years. Recently she had an en-quiring [enquiring] notice inserted in the PLANET, inorder to find her father. He saw it and wrote to her. The result is that she,…
July 4, 1889
MR. EDITOR: I read in your issueof the SOUTHWESTERN, May 23,the inquiry of Mr. W. C. Temple-ton [Templeton], of No. 75 Donferth avenue,Jersey City, N. J., of the where-abouts [whereabouts] of my friend Mr. JamesHarris and his estimable wife,Mrs. Rachel Harris. We livedwith them in St. Louis, Mo., in1869 and 1870. I also was withhim steamboating…
October 12, 1865
A FAMILY REUNION. HOW AN ESCAPED SLAVE BECAME WEALTHY AND DISCOVERED HIS RELATIVES. A Chicago paper tells the story of the return to the South of an escaped slave, who had amassed wealth in the North, and recently started on a journey to discover his relatives, whom he found in Louisiana. The story is as follows: "A few years ago, a runaway…
August 12, 1865
ELLEN CRAFT AND HER MOTHER NEW YORK, July 31, 1865. To the Editor of the Standard: THE following autograph letter from Maj.-Gen. Wilson was elicited by an enquiry in behalf of Ellen Craft, now resident in England, for her mother, one of the redeemed from out of the house of bondage. The good will and courtesy of the General need no commendation…
September 7, 1882
We find this paragraph in the Charleston Advocate: Milton Douglas, an Edgefield (S. O.) negro, was married while a slave in 1859 to a colored girl in that county. After three months of wedded life he was sold and sent West. His wife married again, her second husband dying a few months ago. Milton, who had not been heard from since 1859 returned…
October 27, 1887
MR. EDITOR-- I have just learned that four years ago a notice appeared in your paper inquiring the whereabouts of Jo Hill, colored, signed Betsy Hill, Margaret Hill, Fanny Hill. I am the said Jo Hill. Betsy was my mother, the other two my sisters. I am here, and own a good plantation, and am anxious to learn their address, which appeared in your…
September 1, 1887
MR. EDITOR-I noticed an inqury for Green Hicks, of Bedford county, Tenn. I know Green Hicks, he lives in Nashville, Tenn. I have written to a friend there for his address. But if the inquirer will send any word to my care at Alamo, Tenn , for Hicks I will see that he gets it. Rev. P. H. Wade, Box 23, Alamo, Tenn.
March 11, 1880
DEAR EDITOR-- I wish to inquire for the connections of the Rodgers family. My name is Letitia Rodgers. I came from Virginia in 1845. I had two brothers, Dennis and StephenBurg. I left them in Virginia; Dennis in Rye Valley, Marrian Smith county. Some time since I saw in an issue of the SOUTHWESTERN, the name of one James Kellogg, supposed to be…
March 14, 1891
MRS. MARY JOHNSON writes the editor
of THE GAZETTE that she has found her
son Charles, whom she has not seen for
ten years, by advertising in this journal,
and adds: “THE GAZETTE is a great race
newspaper.” The general verdict.
November 30, 1889
AFTER THIRTY-TWO YEARS.
JACKSONVILLE, Ill. Anderson Banks
has returned from Lincoln, Neb., where
he was just finished an eight weeks’
visit with his newly found brother In
1857, four years before the opening of
the civil war, the father and mother of
Mr. Banks, with their twelve children,
were the property of Mr. Charles Yancy,
August 4-18, 1905
To those who have made inquiry in
regards to the address of W. H. Mil-
ligan [Milligan], G. M. of Grand Lodge of Iowa
and Jurisdiction, we would state that
a letter addressed, R. F. D. No. 2,
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will reach him.
July 28, 1867
REUNION.--Frederick Douglass, in
a letter to the "American Baptist,"
announces the arrival at Rochester of
his lost brother, Perry, and family.
The letter concludes as follows: "The
meeting with my brother, after nearly
forty years' separation, in an event altogether
too affecting for words to describe.
How unuterably accursed…
July 26, 1871
POTTSTOWN has an Enoch Arden in the
shape of a colored man named James Dogan,
who was a slave prior to the rebellion, and,
escaping into the Union lines, afterwards be-
came [became] a soldier and fought all through the
war. He became separated from his family,
and not hearing from them for several years,
subsequently married again.…
May 4, 1884
AFTER MANY DAYS,
A Former Slave Hears from
Her Old Home.
A Separation of Thirty Years
A Scrap of History.
Years before the war of the rebellion,
Wm. Eli Baxter, a lawyer and planter,
lived in Hancock county, Georgia, not
far from the town of Sparta. He own-
ed [owned] 150 slaves, among the number, Fer-
September 12, 1885
A NOTABLE GATHERING.
Five Generations Meet in This City--
A Family's Strange History.
Yesterday morning a reporter was directed
to visit No.246 Linden square, where a
colored family by the name of Johnson resided,
and assured that he would there find
an interesting item. Ellen Johnson, the
mistress of the house, told a very peculiar…
September 25, 1903
AFTER FORTY-FOUR YEARS
Jeff Frierson and Mary Burt Are Reunited
Special Dispatch to The American.
SHELBYVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 24. --
A somewhat romantic marriage occurred
in colored circles last night. The
facts about it are these: Before the
Civil War, and in slave times, Jeff
Frierson, a slave belonging to the…
February 6, 1889
OLD, BUT STILL LOVING.
Remated After a Separation of Thirty
CRUEL SLAVERY DAYS.
Uncle Green and Aunt Prudence Go Down to the
Grave Together After All.
[Special to the EXAMINER.]
VERSAILLES (Ky.), February 5. -- A marriage
ceremony in the colored Methodist Church
here to-day developed in an ante-bellum ro-
mance [romance] of…
August 14, 1873
Wedding After Forty Years of
Our town is all agog this morning
over the wedding that is to be cele-
brated [celebrated] in a day or two between Aunt
Vina Johnson, an old colored lady of
our place, and a former husband,
from whom she has been separated
for forty years. Forty-three years
ago Aunt Vina was the slave of a Mr.…
November 3, 1883
A Romance of Slavery.
Columbus (Ohio) Journal.
A very pretty story is told of the restoration
to his children of an old colored
man who was a slave before the late war.
He belonged to one master, while his
wife and two children, one of whom is
now a minister and the other a Columbus
coachman, were owned by another
January 8, 1891
A SLAVE'S ROMANCE. Reunited at Eighty with the Husband of Her Youth. A colored woman, bent nearly double with eighty years and a heavy bundle, was seen to board the Cincinnati Mail line packet yesterday afternoon, says the Louisville (Ky.) Post. Approaching the clerk of the boat she slowly untied a knot in the corner of her red bandana…
May 6, 1874
A Long Lost Mother.
Twenty-eight years ago Mary Stowers,
a slave woman, belonging to Harrison
Stowers, of Owensboro, was sold to parties
living in Shelby county, Kentucky, and
was with her little girl of two years
taken away, leaving her boy, Willis
Green, then four years old, with her