I am looking for information on a former slave's family. I have his obituary and it states he was born in Hamilton Co, TN in 1841/1843 and ran away to participate in the Civil War. He ultimately ended up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. I know slave research can be hard or excrutiatingly difficult. Nevertheless, am looking for the slave/plantation owner and possibly this slave's father. Full name of the former slave/freedman I'm researching is Charles Molton/Moulton. His obituary says he was "made" a slave in Chattanooga at age 16. His obituary doesn't list any parents or siblings by name, but says he had a sister & brother living in Fort Scott, KS, who after researching, appear to be a Jake/Jacob & Frances/Fanny Molton/Moulton. Can anyone help with my research? Any help will be greatly appreciated.