In 1850, Eli Bishop, aged 31, was living with his wife? G, 4 girls aged 14, 12,10 & 6 and 2 boys, aged 4 and 1. The whole family was born in South Carolina.
In the advert in The Camden Journal dated August 23, 1850, Eli stated that he had recently purchased John and what appears to be John's wife and child in Baltimore City. John had escaped on a chestnut sorrel horse and gone to the home of Mrs. Stinson at Russel Place, Kershaw District and carried off a negro woman and her child. Mrs. Stinson had the 'negro woman and child on trial' Kershaw was known as a district from 1800-1868. It was incorporated as a town in 1888 in Lancaster County.
John's age is not given but he stood six feet six inches tall and had a scar near his eye which would have made him quite distinctive. John was carrying a 'free pass from Baltimore.'
Eli Bishop offered 50 dollars for their apprehension and delivery to him or for information which would lead to their apprehension.
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E C Bishop, District of Lancaster, South Carolina 1850 Census
The Camden journal. [volume] (Camden, S.C.) 1836-1851, August 27, 1850, Image 3