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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23 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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    1. My Grat grandfather name was David Jackson Martin don’t know anything about him just that they were from Louisiana and his mother was west Indian

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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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    1. Hi David Welch was my great great grandfather from slave owner David Welch plantation born about 1860

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

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    1. Hey Harvey. My grandmothers grandfather was Sam Bowles who married an Applewhite. They had Rena, Rita and more.
      My grandmother was born in Natchez. Does that sound familiar?

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      1. Hi I’m an Applewhite my grandfather and grandmother was from Clarksdell Mississippi

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      2. Hi Destiny! My Grandmother’s maiden name was Applewhite

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  5. Looking for a slaveholder by the last name of Kindle. Had to have been active in the 1800’s in Grenada County, Mississippi or Graysport more specifically.

    The slaveholder is the father of mulatto, George Kindle. The slaveholder impregnated an enslaved woman by the name of Leah from S. Carolina

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    1. David,

      Thanks for visiting the OnGenealogy directory of genealogy websites. You’ll probably want to post your query to the Sankofagen Wiki site rather than this directory listing. You can request access to post on their site here: http://sankofagen.pbworks.com/w/request-access

      Best with your research!

      Alyson

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  6. Researching the HAYNES the family lived in mississippi during the 1800’s i am certain the name was a slave owner.

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    1. I am also looking for a Haynes per my Great Grandmother was Katie born the year slavery ended.

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  7. Hello. I’m trying to find the spouse, or partner of Peter McGee, my 5th great-grandfather, born in 1795 in Person County, North Carolina, and died after 1870 in Jasper County Clarke County), Mississippi. She was the mother of my fourth great-grandfather, Robin, born around 1810, and his brother, my 4th gr-uncle, Jerry, in Virginia.

    They were held by the McGehee slaveholding family (aka McGregor)

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  8. My great grandfather was born in Mississippi where unknown. His name was prince cottery in 1864, 1865 but birthday not confirmed. His mother was lizzie Robinson

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  9. WDee I am looking for information on the Stanford plantation or slave owners of the Stanford also the Newell I believe my great grandfather is the sun of the owner of the Stanford plantation in Alabama and laid migrated to Mississippi

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  10. Good Evening, I am trying to get information on a plantation in Marshall County called the Brewers plantation It suppose to have housed Anthony Moore but Censes records has a Anothy Dean and a Anthony Moore, Was there a Brewer plantation?

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