When we turn our hearts to our ancestors, something changes inside of us. We feel part of something greater than ourselves~Russell M. Nelson

Friday, April 8, 2016

Friend of Friends Friday~Finding Their Names

  Researching my southern ancestors often leads to finding information on the enslaved. 
  While looking for information on Samuel J. Bradford II (1815-1875), my 3rd Great Grandfather, on Newspapers.com   advertisements were found for Runaway Slaves.                  



Richard (Dick)

Source for above notices: The Sumter Banner (Sumter, South Carolina) 29 March 1853, Tuesday, First Edition, page 3, www.newpapers.com (accessed 25 Feb. 2016) 


Source: The Sumter Banner (Sumter, South Carolina) 5 Sept. 1849, Wednesday, First Edition, page 3, www.newspapers.com (accessed 25 Feb. 2016)

For African American researchers finding ancestors before emancipation can be challenging. The Slave Name Roll Project begun by Shalene Dagutis as a place to post information researchers may come across. This post will be included to help in the effort to assist the descendants of 
Nathan, Prince, John, Dick, and Joe.
Are we kin? Please contact me. Together we can find our people.
Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Cheri,

    I want to let you know that your blog post is listed in today's Fab Finds post at http://janasgenealogyandfamilyhistory.blogspot.com/2016/04/follow-friday-fab-finds-for-april-8-2016.html

    Have a great weekend!

  2. I've added a link to this post to the Slave Name Roll Project. Thank you!

  3. Such disturbing details but so important to be shared.

    1. It's so hard read about. It's especially difficult to know that my ancestors were involved in any way. It helps to find a way to give back. Thanks, Anna!