Southwestern Christian Advocate (New Orleans, LA) –
October 11, 1883:
Submitted by: Rosemary
EDITOR – I desire to hear from my relatives. My mother, Mary, belonged
to Jesss Siler, in North Carolina. Her children were Campbell, Oliver,
Lucretia, and Lucinda. We were sold by Siler to Capt. Jarrett, in
Georgia, in 1831. We were sold to Thompson, who swapped my mother and
three children to Judge Morton. That left me in the Thompson family
until emancipation. My mother and brother Oliver and sister Lucinda
were sold to a negro trader, Harris Tharp, and I have not heard from
them since. My oldest sister and I lived together until emancipation,
and she is here in Texas. Mother’s youngest brother was Levi Siler.
Address me in Brazos county Texas, at Milican, care pastor of M.E.
Church. CAMPBELL SILER