Location: Person, North Carolina, United States
Surnames/tags: Bennehan-Cameron Slavery Black_Heritage
The Clements Plantation was established early in Person Co, NC, and most likely produced pork and cotton.
Richard Bennehan 1743-1825 was a merchant and planter. He was born in Virginia and lived his adult life in Orange Co, NC.
Thomas D. Bennehan 1782-1847 was born in Orange Co, NC and there he spent his life. Thomas never married and when he died he gave the bulk of his properties to his nephew, Paul C. Cameron.
Duncan Cameron 1777-1853 was a planter. He spent his adult life in North Carolina where he raised his family. He was the son-in-law of Richard Bennehan, and shared plantations and expenses with the Bennehan family until brother-in-law, Thomas D. Bennehan, died. After that Duncan's plantation partner was his son, Paul C. Cameron.
Paul C. Cameron 1808-1891, raised on Fairntosh plantation, received Stagville and other plantations from his uncle Thomas D. Bennehan when he died in 1847. Paul continued expanding the plantations in North Carolina, and planted new ones in Alabama and Mississippi.
It is unclear from the historical records which Person county enslaved persons were on this plantation so they have all been listed on the Person Plantation and Mill page.
Please see the Bennehan-Cameron Plantations page for more information.
- ↑ Cameron Family Papers https://finding-aids.lib.unc.edu/00133/#d1e5584
- Folder 3650, Volume 112: 30 April 1824, 3 May 1824-1825; 1830-1833 Southern Historical Collection, Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.