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The Sanderson Plantation

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Date: 1840 to 1865
Location: Marengo County, Alabamamap
Surnames/tags: Manning Slavery
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Plantations Index


Dr. James Manning was known as the largest slaveholder in the county.[1] The Sanderson Plantation was on 1380 acres and located in Marengo Co, AL.[2]

The following slaves were on the inventory pages listed under the Sanderson Plantation in 1852.[3] There are spaces between the family units that were identified as such in the inventory.

  • Isam, (Blacksmith), age 30
  • Bob, age 26, husband
  • Eda, age 25, wife
  • Caroline, age 8 months, their child

For more information on these and the greater list of enslaved people related to Dr. Manning please see The Slaves of Dr. Manning.


1850 Census Slave Schedules - Marengo Co, AL, Est. Jas Manning[4]

1866 Alabama State Census - This is Alabama state census book lists all the African-American's in Marengo Co, AL in 1866. They were listed in Alphabetical order. If you can't find your ancestor name in this list try looking under the last name Manning.[5]


  1. Roberts, Frances Cabaniss. The Founding of Alabama: Background and Formative Period in the Great Bend and Madison County. United States: University of Alabama Press, 2020.
    • Chap 8 p.180
  2. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/90175694/1858-manning-plantation-sale/ Alabama Beacon, Greensboro, Alabama, 27 Aug 1858, Fri, Page 3
    • 1858 Plantation for sale
  3. Alabama Probate Records, 1809-1985: "Alabama Probate Records, 1809-1985"
    Image path: Alabama Probate Records, 1809-1985 > Madison > Probate records 1851-1858 vol 16 > image 121 of 266
    FamilySearch Image (accessed 11 January 2022)
    • Sanderson Plantation inventory
  4. United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 : "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850"
    Catalog: Alabama, 1850 federal census : population schedulesPopulation schedules of the seventh census of the United States, 1850 Alabama: Slave schedules, Madison, Marengo, Marion, and Marshall counties (NARA Series M432, Roll 21)
    Image path: United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 > Alabama > Marengo > Marengo county > image 173 of 259; Citing NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
    FamilySearch Image (accessed 17 November 2021)
    • 1850 Marengo Co, AL p.173-175
  5. State census for the state of Alabama in the year 1866: "State census for Alabama for the year 1855 State census for Alabama for the year 1866"
    Catalog: State census for Alabama for the year 1855 State census for Alabama for the year 1866 Macon County
    Film number: 004808466 > image 516 of 1191
    FamilySearch Image (accessed 19 November 2021)
    • 1866 Marengo Co, AL state census

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