Location: Chicot, Arkansas, United States
Surnames/tags: Slavery Davies
Anthony H. Davies, was a planter, merchant, banker, and a territory and state legislator in Arkansas. After his death and the close of the Civil War, his wife, Mildred (Gaines) Davies and one of their sons, Walter, ran the Lake Hall Plantation.
"Anthony H. Davies settled the plantation at Old River Lake, called Lakehall, (1836) of which he increased to encompass the majority of land situated between Whiskey Chute and the Oxbow Lake. He owned one-hundred and sixty slaves at this time. By the 1890's, the portions of Lakehall Plantation had been divided and sold from the Davies, but the largest percentage was still owned by A. H. Davies’ descendants. Davies was a resident of Chicot County for thirty years.
The 1850 Slave Schedule for Anthony H. Davies showed that he held 86 enslaved people.
In 1855, Davies and his wife, Mildred Pollard Gaines, mortgaged sections of the Lakehall Plantation to Benjamin P. Gaines and Richard M. Gaines. They agreed to repay the promissory notes each year on the first of January from 1855 to 1860 until they repaid the loan in full. According to Davies family papers, the ten thousand dollars was collected by the Arkansas government to relieve the debts incurred by the Arkansas Bank failures."
1855 - The mortgage agreement between Anthony H and Mildred P Davies' and Richard Gaines and others for real property of Lake Hall, included livestock, furnishings, slaves, etc. for $10,000 (presumably to pay back the state of Arkansas. See photocopy of section of mortgage deed listing names of enslaved people).
- Lake Hall Plantation (Chicot, Arkansas, United States)
The transcribed list of the 110 enslaved people on the photo document are below. (The 3 bolded names have first and last name and Jack Hobbs might be the husband, brother or son to Judy Hobbs).
- Jack Latting;
- Jack Hobbs;
- Robin H;
- John Ray;
- Little Jack;
- Little Henry;
- Little Jim;
- Victor; (#50)
- Big Susan;
- Judy Hobbs;
- Little Susan;
- Little Mandy;
- Louisa (Cook);
- Little Jane;
- Little Mary;
- Cochasina [?];
- Aggy; (#100)
- Ann Eliza;
- Little Lizzy;
- Lucinda [or Lucenda?];
- India (#110)
In the 1860 Slave Schedule for Anthony H. Davies he held 17 enslaved people.
1850 Census:"1850 U.S. Federal Census - Slave Schedules"
The National Archive in Washington DC; Washington, DC; NARA Microform Publication: M432; Title: Seventh Census Of The United States, 1850; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29
Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Record 8055 #90893175 (accessed 27 June 2022)
Anthony H Davies in Louisiana, Chicot, Arkansas, USA.
- ↑ https://www.arkansasheritage.com/arkansas-register/davies-cemetery
- ↑ 1860 Census:
"1860 U.S. Federal Census - Slave Schedules"
The National Archives in Washington DC; Washington DC, USA; Eighth Census of the United States 1860; Series Number: M653; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29
Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Record 7668 #94363290 (accessed 27 June 2022)
Anthony H Davies in Old River, Chicot, Arkansas, USA.
- Detail from Mortgage Deed for property, including slaves at the Lake Hall Plantation. Photo in personal collection of contributor, Francis Carner. Photocopy of full document also part of Davies and Allied Families Collection at Arkansas Archives. Document was a mortgage. Grantee A. H Davies and Mildred P (Gaines) Davies to Richard M Davies, Benjamin P. Davies. The mortgage was associated with a loan for paying an indebtedness to the state of A H Davies as trustee of the Real Estate Bank of Arkansas and State Bank of Arkansas.