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Southwestern Christian Advocate 1882
In Response To: Burks Family [continuing] (Kisha Jones)
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Southwestern Christian Advocate (New Orleans, LA), January 5, 1882:
DEAR EDITOR - I want to enquire for my two girls I left in 1848, Julian Burks and Jane Burks. Julian is the oldest and Jane the next. Julian was left in Tolberton, Georgia, with a man named Monroe Sanford and Jane was left in Mississippi with Col. Burks, her owner, and he went to Montgomery in Alabama, and there sold her for debt to Tom Evans. Mr. Evans carried her to Tennessee and that is the last I heard of her. I had five girls and two boys when I left there. The others were Emily, Minerva and Mary and the boys were Troupe and David. My name was Patsy Burks. I was sold from Burks to Grays. Address Patsy Walker, Marshall, Harrison County, Texas. =