Joseph Washington searches for his father and uncle

December 21, 1893

National Constitution Center

National Constitution Center
Philadelphia, PA, United States

In this newspaper ad, Joseph Washington seeks information on the whereabouts of his father and uncle who were sold 40 years ago.


  • Title: Joseph Washington searches for his father and uncle
  • Date Created: December 21, 1893
  • Subject Keywords: antebellum, searching, slavery, Reconstruction
  • Transcript: INFORMATION WANTED Of my father and uncle. My father's name is Henry Washington. My uncle's name is Joseph. They were sold for some chestnuts forty years ago from the estate of Andrew Mills on John's Island, S. C. Please address, Joseph Washington, Lincolnville, S. C.
  • Publisher: The Christian Recorder (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Original Source: Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery
  • Rights: “Joseph Washington,” Information Wanted Ad, The Christian Recorder (Philadelphia, PA), December 21, 1893, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed August 12, 2019, http://informationwanted.org/items/show/597.

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