Sankofagen Wiki run by Karmella Haynes has a list of Mississippi Plantations and Slave Names listed by county, for counties formed prior to 1865.

SANKOFA is an Akan word meaning “go back and take.” Good and useful things can be taken from the past to drive positive progress in the present through the benevolent use of knowledge.”

“Sankofa-gen Wiki is a growing collection of freely accessible genealogical and historical data pertaining to U.S.A. antebellum plantations, farms, factories, manors, etc. that used African slave labor. This site is a wiki which means that you, the slave genealogy researcher, can add and update information instantly. This website aims to summarize plantation-related data in a way that allows the genealogist to better visualize the lives of our enslaved ancestors within a historical context…

  • Was the slave buyer a relative of the seller?

  • Did the buyer relocate?

  • Were plantations connected by slave holder marriages?

  • Was my ancestor sent away to another plantation because the planter’s family owned plantations in other states?”

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5 responses to “Mississippi Plantations and Slave Names”

  1. Researching the lives of a Tallahatchie Grenada Mississippi plantation formed in 1834 by Col George Washington Martin. By 1860 his son A Jackson Martin listed 55 slaves and by 1870 only one slave Malinda Martin remained on the Martin plantation named “Auvergne”.in 1860 Robert Brown a slave was sold to Jefferson Davis and in G W Martin will of 1851 Robert is named. Searching for the exact location near Holcomb Ms on hwy 8 where Yalobusha River cuts thru some of this 600-800 ac plantation. Mrs Elizabeth Donelson Martin Hoffa in 1897 this owned this estate and her daughter Stella McKnight Hoffa Lake wrote about events on the plantation.

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  2. TRYING TO FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION ON WHAT PLANTATION MY FAMILY WAS ON LAST NAMES ON MY DAD SIDE BRIGGS, SMITH. MOTHER SIDE FRANCIS PIERCE

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  3. Looking for descendants of slaves from the welch plantation in mississipi

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  4. Descendant from Slaves of Bowles Plantation in Lafayette Co.Miss.

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