Joan Plantation, Louisiana

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Date: 20 Jun 1837 to 1870
Location: Madison, Louisiana, United Statesmap
Surnames/tags: Stanbrough Slavery black_heritage
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Joan Plantation was located in Madison Parish, Louisiana owned and developed by Jesse Stanbrough and his son, Josiah and enslaved people.

Date of Creation

On 1 July 1841, Jesse and Josiah purchased 143.81 acres [1] and another 162.60 acres [2] for a total of 316.41 acres. The most likely crop grown here would be cotton.


In 1987 there was still a marker on the Joan Plantation which read:
On April 2, 1863, Federal troops under the command of Col. T. W. Bennett camped over night at the Joan Plantation on their way to New Carthage. The Joan Plantation was used as a Union base until General U. S. Grant abandond his supply line on the Louisiana side of the the Mississippi river. Joan Plantation was owned by Jesse and Josiah Stansbrough."'
Jesse Stanbrough purchased 163.98 acres of land in Madison Parish.[3]


See Space:Slaves_of_Jesse_Stanbrough [4]


  4. Citing this Record "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1860", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 16 October 2019), Jesse Stanbrough, 1860.

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