In my research today I noticed an advertisement in The Greensboro Patriot, Greensboro, North Carolina, dated 27 June 1855, about a runaway slave named Maylor.
Maylor, was described as being a negro girl, about fifteen years old, yellow complexion, who was raised by Mr. James Young of Rockingham county. The rumors were that she had been lured by persons unknown to Mississippi. She had been missing since October 1854.
It appears from the ad, which was placed on June 26, 1855, that the new owner was Lewis Davis who purchased Maylor from either Mr. James Young or Mr. John Young in Rockingham county. Mr. Thomas K. Moss of Boydton, Virginia, was also mentioned.
“$500 Reward,” The Greensboro Patriot, 27 June 1855, p. 4, col. 2; image copy, Newspapers.com (http://newspapers.com : accessed 12 March 2017), runaway slave, Maylor.