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Cameron Tunica Plantation, Tunica County, Mississippi

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Date: 1857 [unknown]
Location: Tunica, Mississippi, United Statesmap
Surnames/tags: Cameron Slavery Black_Heritage
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Plantations Index


In 1857 Paul C. Cameron purchased property in Tunica Co, MS to create a cotton plantation. Purchased from Col. Sam Tate of Memphis TN, this plantation encompassed 1811 acres.[1] In 1857 the about three dozen enslaved persons were moved from the Cameron's Alabama Plantation to Tunica MS.[2]


In 1857 the enslaved who moved to MS from the Alabama plantation are listed as follows: [3]

For more information see The Bennehan-Cameron Plantations page


  1. Deed: "Deed records, 1837-1886; index to deeds, 1837-1926"
    Catalog: Deed records, 1837-1886; index to deeds, 1837-1926 Deed records, v. E 1840-1859
    Film number: 008567710 > image 45 of 342
    FamilySearch Image (accessed 22 February 2022)
    • 1857 Tunica Co, MS Deed Bk E p.70
  2. A Mind To Stay https://www.google.com/books/edition/A_Mind_to_Stay/old7DgAAQBAJ?hl=en&gbpv=0 Nathans, Sydney. A Mind to Stay: White Plantation, Black Homeland. United States: Harvard University Press, 2017.
    • p.65, 67
  3. Cameron Family Papers https://finding-aids.lib.unc.edu/00133/#folder_2040b#1, image 4, Southern Historical Collection, Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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