"Dear Editor - I wish to inquire for my mother whom Jack Sampson stole from his grandmother, Telalice Stokes, a widow, and carried her and my brothers to Georgia. Her name is Jennie Stokes; brothers’ Soothe, Stephen, Dick and Mancher Stokes. My sisters are Juliet, Honey and Mary Stokes. I had a brother, Cyrus Jimson, who died about 35 years ago. Jack Sampson moved from Conecuh County, Alabama, to Chickasaw, Mississippi. I belonged to Telaice Stokes, but was living with Jimson at that time and went by the name of William Stokes. Address me at Courtney, Grimes Co., Texas. I now go by the name of William May.
Southwestern Christian Advocate, 17 June 1880, p.4, col.2"