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Slaves of William Newton Taylor I

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Location: Leon, Madison and Wakulla Counties, Floridamap
Surnames/tags: Slavery African-American
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Plantations Index

Black Creek Plantation, Leon County, Florida

The Pinewoods Plantation, Wakulla County, Florida

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Slaves of William Newton Taylor I

William Taylor and his wife, Elizabeth Grice Taylor, moved around from one plantation to another over a period of years. Elizabeth kept a detailed journal of their movements, and also documented births and deaths of their slaves. William apparently was an agent for absent plantation owners, which may account for their frequent moves. It is assumed the slaves in the journal were their own who moved with them.

Black Creek Plantation, Leon County, Florida

The following slaves were documented living at Black Creek Plantation in 1850-1855:

The Pinewoods Plantation, Wakulla County, Florida

Slaves born at The Pinewoods 1855-1861:
Deaths:

1858 Bill of Sale in the Wakulla County Courthouse between William N. Taylor and James M. Shine

James Shine was the Trustee of Elizabeth Taylor's property. Apparently Elizabeth kept possession of the slaves after her marriage. Her husband, William, paid Shine to indenture the slaves so he could use them.
Slaves mentioned in the deed included:

1860 U.S. Census, Wakulla County, Florida, Slave Schedule, Shell Point District

Slaves owned by William Taylor on the 1860 Slave Schedule Census:

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