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Widow refers to ads in which the person seeking information is a woman looking for information about a husband known or believed to be deceased; these ads were usually placed by women seeking information regarding their husbands’ military service for the purposes of securing a pension.
May 6, 1880
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 Jane, Eliza and Sarah Rhode;brothers John, James, Nelson, Jor-dan [Jordan], Wilson and Uriah. Master'schildren were William, Thomas,Flemer, Hannah, Sarah and NancyJohnson. My name was…
June 10, 1880
MR. EDITOR—I desire to inquire for some of my relatives of the fol-lowing names: Anderson Turner, son of Edith Turner; his sisters are Lucy, who belonged to Thomas Turner; Violet and Lizzie who belonged to Mark Alexander, and Eliza, who belonged to Henry C. Coleman. Her husband was Rob-ert [Robert] Coleman, now deceased. Eliza lives at…
May 6, 1880
DEAR EDITOR--My father and mother, Lucy and Bamesel Napier, lived in Balmor, Miss. In 1869 I received a letter from them. Since I have heard they were dead, and my sister Emily was living in Corinth, Miss; her husband was killed during the war; brother Bill was dead and left three children, Minerva, Lucy and Joe; brother Andem was cooking on a…
May 16, 1889
DEAR EDITOR: I would like [undecipherable] make an inquiry to see if you ca[undecipherable] find out where my children a[undecipherable] They left me in Mattersville, Mis[undecipherable] and used to belong to Mr. Gu[undecipherable]bol. One was January Grimb[undecipherable] and was sold to a Mr. Johns [undecipherable] Georgia in the year of…
July 10, 1879
DEAR EDITOR—I desire information concerning my father, Caesar Jackson, who was sold from Richmond, Va., about twenty years ago. When last heard from he was in Arkansas. He wrote to mother that if she would come to him he would send for her. We have not heard from him since. Any information concerning him will be thankfully received by his eldest…
July 29, 1880
DEAR EDITOR—I wish to inquire for my mother, Lucy Wade, who belonged to one Davis, in Summit, Miss. Davis sold her to Cooney McCray and McCray carried her, with her son and daughter, to Texas. I have heard from her once. She was then in Galveston, Texas. Her son was named Bolden and her daughter Martha Wade. The Dav ses were named Huah and Bab.…
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…
June 1, 1882
We clip the following from the Western Christian Advocate: "Can any one give information concerning a Rev. Thos. Wilson, now deceased, but supposed by his friends to have resided in or near Cincinnati? Can any one give information, also, whether the said Wilson had a wife living at the time of his death? Information is now sought by persons in…
August 15, 1889
Dear Editor: I was requested to write to you for the purpose of obtaining information in regard to the family affairs of one Moses Newton, who died on September 3, 1875, in your city residing at the time of his death on St. Andrew between Liberty and Howard streets. His sister lives here, and is interested in knowing whether or not at the time of…
September 6, 1888
MR. EDITOR: I wish to inquire for my sons whom I left in North Carolina about twenty three years ago. I have two in North Carolina. The names of my two in North Carolina, the oldest one is named Richmond Covington and the other Wyatt Covington. The one in South Carolina is named Wiley Covington. My name is Mary Covington and their father's was…
December 01, 1881
DEAR EDITOR—I wish to inquire for kindred. My father is Briden Jones and belonged to widow Jones in North Carolina, Wake county. My mother's name is Betty Howell. She belonged to Thomas Howell, and was sold to Robbin Williams, and he carried me to Tennessee about 30 years ago. I staid there until 1869, and came out to Mississippi. I have 4…
September 5, 1889
Dear Editor: I wish to inquire for my son, Adolph Jackson. He left here in 1881, and the last I heard of him he was in San Antonio. He is my only son. His sister's name is Sarelda Perry. I am a lone widow, and I am getting old. When he left I was widow Butler, and now I am widow Hunter. I have his daughter, Isabella Jackson. Any information will…
February 21, 1889
DEAR EDITOR—I desire to find my people. Mother's name is Susan, and father's name is Paul. They belonged to John Bull, who was living then in South Carolina near Abbeville courthouse. We were sold to different men; I was sold to a man by the name of Robert with my sister named Cassey. I have five other sisters of whom I have not heard from since…
August 16, 1888
MR. EDITOR—I wish to inquire for my people, viz: father's name was Plenty McKeniers; my mother's name was Lydia Buchanan.; she is dead. I had two sisters, viz: Eliza and Ellen Buchanan; one brother named Edmund, who was hung for killing May Buchanan, his master. One aunt on mother's side named Betsy Buchanan, one uncle named Phil. Father and his…
December 16, 1880
MR. EDITOR—I wish to inquire for my aunt Eliza Ratcliff. Her husband is Dave Ratcliff. We all left Franklin, Tenn., together in 1875, moving to Arkansas, and parted at Memphis, Tenn. The last time I heard from them they were at Steward's Landing, White River. Her oldest daughter is named Mary. The next was Josie, the next Berrie. Her oldest son…
Jessie Mitchell searching for their father Ben Mitchell (or Ben Dotson), step-mother Patience Burton, and siblings Nancy, Tom Burton and Howard Burton
May 2, 1888
MR. EDITOR: I want to find my people: Father's name was Ben Mitchell or Ben Dotson, used to belong to Mr. Adam Richmond My mother died when I was so young that I don't remember her. Father then married again; his wife's name was Patience. She belonged to one Frank Burton. There were two children by my mother, myself (Jesse) and Sister Nancy and two…
December 30, 1880
DEAR EDITOR--I wish to inquire for my mother. Her name was Mariah Puet. She was once owned by the Puets. She now goes by the name of Mariah Thomas. Jack Thomas was her husband, but he is now dead. My name is Mary Boyd. I left my mother in Middle Tennessee when I was eight years old. Please address me at New Braunfels, Texas.
January 27, 1887
I wish to inquire for my people who came from Bressau, Mo.; their names are Joe, Charley and Willie. Mother's name was Ellen. When last heard of her and Charley were living with a widow named Idell, Idell belonged to a Frenchman named Frayou. Made inquiry of Bressau's people. Address John Nelson, alias John Brest, Huntsville, Texas.
January 15, 1880
DEAR EDITOR—I wish to make
an effort, through your columns, to
find my relatives from whom I have
been separated many long years.
My name is Alfred; I was owned
by Lawyer Abraham Venable,
Granville Co., North Carolina, 15
miles from Oxford, the county seat.
My mother’s name was Pinkey;
brothers’, Monroe, Madison, Wil-
March 11, 1880
MR. EDITOR-- I wish to inquire for my brother, William Lite Dune. He and I belonged to the widow Patton in Milligan, Arkansas, and when we were freed I came to Texas. My name was then Mary Jane Patton, but is now Mary Jane Minter. Address me at Phelps, Texas; or in care of Rev. B. M. Taylor, box 109, Huntsville, Texas.
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.…
September 24, 1910
Wants to Find Them.
I am very anxious to locate if
possible some of my people. My
mother's name when I last saw her
was Annie Lewis. It may be that she
has married again. She was a widow
then. There were two brothers, Ed-
die [Eddie] and Orange Lewis. I will be very
glad to hear from them if living, or
if any one can furnish any…
September 6, 1895
I desire to find my mother and sister,
who use to belong to Mr Angelo Steele.
My mother's name was Sarah Steele and
and my sister's, Harriet Steele. I was
carried from Huntsville to Canton, Miss.
during the war and have never seen or
heard from them until my return
to Huntsville, Aug. 20th in search of
them where I learn that my…
February 12, 1887
Information Wanted Of Miss Hannah Harmer or Mrs. Johnson, widow, daughter of Elizabeth and John Harmer, who formerly resided east of Toronto, Can., near Sharkhill and Brooksbush. Left Toronto in 1864, in company with her mother and brother, Thomas Harmer, en route for Buffalo and left the latter place for Wisconsin, Iowa or Indiana. Was reported…