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Clarion-Ledger Newspaper (Jackson, Mississippi) Slave Ads from 1864 to the end of the Civil War

  • 04 June 1864 : 1.) $400 REWARD.  Runaway from the subscriber, living near Cooks, Miss., on the 27th inst., a negro man named SEABORN, aged 35 to 40, black, tall statute, 5 to 10 inches high, thin visage, at times affected with rheumaties, with a fresh cut with a hatchet on the ball of his left hand, just below the thumb joint.  He is a carpenter by trade, and a very shrewd, sensible fellow.  I purchased him five years since in New Orleans of Mr. W. H. Harris, of Carrall Parish, Louisiana.  He will try to get to the Yankees at Vicksburg of New Orleans, as he has worked in New Orleans and Port Hudson, La.  I will pay Four Hundred Dollars for his delivery to me, or a proportionate sum if lodged in jail so that I get him again.  (He can write.)  PETER WIER.  2.) $100 REWARD.  Ran away, about two months ago, my boy, Rasmus, from the neighborhood of Scooba, Kemper county, Mississippi.  He is about twenty-two years old, of copper color, smooth face, little no beard, about five feet, four or five inches high, stout built, weighs about one hundred and fifty pounds, is a smart intelligent negro, polite in his manners, has been in the army as a waiting boy, he is quick and ready in speaking and usually of pleasant countenance, wore when he left a brown cap with a blue band around it.  and brown jeans pantaloons, other clothing not recollected.  I will pay the above reward for the delivery of said boy to me eight miles east of DeSoto, or to Micajah McGee five miles east of Paulding, Miss., or for his apprehension and confinement in jail so that I can get him.  SUSAN POWE.  3.) NOTICE.  Ran away some time about the middle of April, a negro woman named WINNY, aged about twenty-five years, of medium height.  A liberal reward will be paid for her apprehension.  W. A. WARD.
  • 15 June 1864 : 1.) $200 REWARD.  On Sunday night, the 5th inst., my negro boy Beck, or Berry, ran away from me at Enterprise, or below there.  He is about eighteen years old, black slender and not likely and was bought lately from Robert G. Green, of Holmes county.  He will endeavor to go back to Holmes, or to the Yankees.  I will pay the above reward for him delivered to me at Lexington, or to M. D. Haynes, at Macon, Miss.  B. F. OWEN.
  • 22 June 1864 : 1.) $100 REWARD.  Ran away from the subscriber, living eight miles south-east of DeKalb, Miss., about the 1st of May, my negro boy, George, about 30 years old, 5 feet, 4 or 5 inches high, stout built, copper color, has two upper front teeth out, and claims to have a wife and children near Enterprise, Miss., belonging to a Mr. Brown.  He was once owned by a man named Brown, who lived in the neighborhood of Enterprise himself, and is probably lurking in that vicinity.  I will pay the above reward for the delivery of said boy to me, or a reasonable price for him if lodged in any jail.  JAS. S. NETHERY.  2.) $100 REWARD.  Ran away from me at Macon, Miss., June 16th, 1864, my boy Henry, aged 28 years is 5 feet 8 inches high, weighs 150 pounds, is of copper color, has several small scars on one cheek, long ugly upper teeth, slight mustache and thin beard, is slow spoken and easily agitated.  He will try to get to the Yankees.  I will pay the above reward for his lodgement in jail so that I can get him.  A. A. ROWLAND.  3.)  $100.00 REWARD.  Ran away from the Alabama & Mississippi Rivers Railroad, on Sunday, the 12th of June, near Marion, Miss., two Negro Men named MARK and JIM.  Mark is five feet eight inches high, chunky built, slow in speech, and about twenty-four years old.  Jim is dark copper colored, chunky built, wears whiskers, is five feet eight and a half inches high, and about thirty years old.  They both belong to T. S. Tate, of Senatobia, and will probably attempt to go home.  The above reward will be paid for their delivery in any jail – Fifty dollars for either of them.  M. B. PRICHARD.  4.) $200 REWARD.  Ran away from the subscriber, a negro man, Charles, thirty years old, stout built, and weighs 169 pounds.  Said boy was hired on the Alabama and Mississippi Rivers Railroad, and he is said to have a gun.  He will try to make his way home or to the Yankees.  I will pay the above reward for him if lodged in jail and safely kept so I can get him, or I will pay three hundred dollars for him if delivered to me three miles south of Thomastown, Leake county, Miss.  ISRAEL W. PICKENS.
  • 23 June 1864 : 1.) $150 REWARD.  Ran away from the Government Shops at Demopolis, Ala., on the 19th just, a negro man, Sam.  He is 23 years old, slow spoken, full face, very black, weighs about 150 pounds, and is about 5 feet 7 inches high.  He is supposed to be trying to make his way to Brookhaven, Miss., with a forged pas.  The above reward will be paid for his delivery in Demopolis, or in any jail where we can get him.  ROBERTSON BROTHERS.
  • 25 June 1864 : 1.) RAN AWAY.  From Meridian on Thursday night, June 23d a negro boy whose name is Green, about 5 feet 5 inches high, yellow complexion, has lost one eye, and weighs about 130 pounds.  Also one by the name of Monroe, about 5 feet 5 inches high, yellow complexion and weight about 130 pounds.  Ages 18 and 20.  A liberal reward will be paid for their delivery to me at the Jackson Creek Salt Works, Alabama, or confined in any jail where I can get them.  S. STOVALL.
  • 03 August 1864 : 1.) 900 NEGROES CAPTURED.  Columbus, GA., August 2. – Five hundred raiders were brought into Macon yesterday evening, including Maj. Gen. Stoneman and staff, with forty other officers captured eighteen miles from Macon.  Numerous stolen negroes, horses, mules, wagons, ambulances and several cannon, were also captured.  The same party attacked Macon Saturday and Sunday.  They were met by Gen. Iverson, with a small force of Wheeler’s cavalry, who fought all day with the above result.  The balance of the command is scattered and being purged.  Jackson, August 2. – The following dispatch was received last night from the Trans-Mississippi Department.  Gen. Pollgnac attacked Vidalla on the 22d ult., killing forty negroes and five whites, and capturing nine hundred negroes.  His loss was five killed and four captured.
  • 09 September 1864 : 1.) RUNAWAY.  From the Mississippi State Salt Works in Washington county, Ala., between the 15th and 18th inst., the following named negroes : Josh and Henry, belonging to Dr. Fisher, Carroll Co., Miss.  Gibb, belonging to the estate of S. B. Crane, Sunflower Co., Miss.  Ed, Dawsy, Cyrus, and Jake, belonging to W. B. Prince, Carroll Co., Miss.  Ike, Wilks, Bob, Lumpkin, William, Mack, Albert, Jack and Jasper, belonging to J. H. Robinson, Carroll Co., Miss.  Any information respecting them will be thankfully received.  E. A. PHILLIPS.
  • 28 October 1864 : 1.) $1000 REWARD.  Runaway from the subscriber, (a refugee from Warren county Miss., on Big Black, 8 miles from Grand Gulf,) the following negroes, on the 4th July : Two men, brothers, DICK, about 42 years of age, black, about, 5 feet 5 inches high ; also JERRY, about 30 years of age, black, stout, slow and low spoken, about 5 feet 7 inches high, both teamsters.  Again on the 12th inst, boy LITTLE LIGE, 21 years of age, slim black, about 5 feet 6 inches high, the end of his fore finger on his left hand cut off.  His two sisters, MILLY, yellow, slim, about 5 feet 5 inches high, 27 years of age, she speaks in a very drawling way.  Also FANNY, 23 years of age, about 5 feet 5 inches high, stout, likely, and dark copper color.  I will pay Two Hundred dollars each, if delivered to me on the Tombigbee river, on Doctor Jordan’s plantation, 12 miles south of Coffeeville, Clarke county Alabama, or one hundred dollars each, if lodged in jail so that I can get them.  I do not think their intention is to go to the Yankees, but get back to my plantation in Warren county.  Address me if caught, to JAMES ALLEN.  2.) $50 REWARD.  Will be paid for the apprehension and delivery to me in the eastern part of Jasper county, Miss., my boy MOSES, who ran away from me about the 10th inst.  Said boy is about 50 years of age, 5 feet 8 inches high, stooped shouldered, dark copper color ; or a liberal reward will be paid for his confinement in any jail in the State where I can get him.  B. THOMAS.  3.) RUNAWAY IN JAIL.  Was committed to the Jail of Jasper County, Miss., on the 16th inst., by the Hon. B. Thigpen, Judge of Probate, a runaway who calls himself ELICK, and says he belongs to Mr. E. S. Lanehart, of Wilkinson County, Miss.  Said boy is about 22 or 23 years of age, 5 feet high, dark complexion, with the little toe off of his right foot.  He has a scar on his left hip, caused by a burn when small.  He has very small and peculiar ears ; will weigh about 125.  He says that he ran away from Perry’s salt works in Alabama.  The owner of said slave is required to come forward, prove property, pay charges or he will be dealt with as the law directs.  L. B. LASSITER, Sheriff and Jailor of Jasper County.  4.) COMMITTED to the […] county, on the first inst. […] named Harrison; said boy is black […] about forty years old, about five feet eight inches high, and will weigh about one hundred and seventy-five pounds.  Said negro was sold by B. F. Burk, of this county, to Lev. Simpson, of Mobile, Ala., to whim it is believed he now belongs.  The owner of said negro is hereby […]tified to come forward, prove property, pay charges and take him away, or he will be dealt with as the law directs.  W. H. RODGERS, Sheriff Scott County, Miss.  5.) RUNAWAY.  Was committed to the jail of Jasper county, in this State of Mississippi, by the Hon. Benj. Thigpen, on the […]th day of June 1864, as a runaway, a negro boy who says his name is NELSON, and belongs to George Clark, of Mobile, Ala.  Said boy is about 22 or 23 years of age, five feet six inches high, of a dark copper color, weighs about 135 pounds, has a scar on his right shoulder blade ; had on when committed a common Lowell suit of clothes.  The owner of said boy is requested to come forward, prove property and take him away, or he will be dealt with according to law.  J. B. LASSITER, Sheriff & Jailor.
  • 20 December 1864 : 1.) TAKEN UP by B. Jones, a negro boy who says his name is JOHN.  Said boy is about 21 years old, about 5 feet high, has three of his front teeth out, and says he belongs to Edward Sharp, near Cuthbert, Randolph County, Ga.  He says he has been at work on the fortifications at Mobile.  The boy is at my residence, Lockhart, Miss.  M. L. McMAHAN.
  • 06 January 1865 : 1.) NOTICE, taken up on the Alabama and Mississippi Railroad, a negro man who says he belongs t Lunley, of Mibile.  Said boy is about 5 feet 8 inches high, and quite black.  The owner is requested to come forward, pay charges and take him away.  H. J. THOMAS.  2.) RUNAWAY, from me, December 26th, 1864, a negro boy, named BILL – calls himself Friday.  Said boy is 14 years old, black complexion, marks of dog bites on both legs and […] knee on left leg.  Had on when he left, dark woolen pants, dark ragged coat, and an old ragged wool hat.  A liberal reward will be paid for him or his confinement.  A. J. ODOM.
  • 18 January 1865 : 1.) $300 REWARD.  I will pay the above reward for my boy, JOHN, who left Meridian on Tuesday the 27th.  I think he was carried off by some white men.  He is 18 years old, copper color, five and a half feet high, weighs 145 lbs, walks a little lame on his right foot, caused by a nail being stuck in his heel.  Said boy  was purchased from [R. P.?] Terrell, at Meridian in September last.  J. NEWMAN.
  • 28 March 1865 : 1.) NEGRO FOR SALE, I have a likely MULATTO BOY for sale.  Age nineteen years.  W. A. VANZILE.

 

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