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The Spokane Plantation, Adams County, Mississippi

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Biography

The Spokane Plantation was 700 acres owned and operated by William C. Conner in Adams Co, MS.[1]

After William died his plantations went up for auction in 1855. His son, William G. Conner, received the Spokane plantation as highest bidder.[2][3]

Slaves

The following enslaved persons were on William C. Conner's probate inventory list in 1843 residing at the Spokane Plantation.[4]

  • Harry
  • Tony
  • Congo
  • L. Simon
  • Miles
  • Big Simon
  • Charley
  • Neptune (boy)
  • Pero
  • Abram
  • Moses
  • Morris
  • Bill
  • Cupid
  • Tom
  • Stephen (boy)
  • Lewis
  • Antioine
  • Major
  • Joe
  • Toby
  • Lissette
  • Cynthia & 4 children, Peggy, Maria, Harod, Sarah
  • Hannah & 3 children, Wellington, Phoeby, Charles
  • Mary
  • Matilda
  • Lydia W. & child Dennis
  • Nancy Davis & 2 children Robert & Willis
  • Louise
  • Fanny (girl)
  • Betsy (girl)
  • Dolly & 3 children, Henderson, Leaner, Edward
  • Silvia
  • Molly & 2 children, Caroline, Emanuel
  • Sina (girl)
  • Big Lydia & child Rachael
  • Nancy Jackson & child Henna
  • Hetty & child Emily
  • Hager
  • Hester (girl)
  • Easter (girl)
  • Mary Ann & 5 children Caroline, Sophia, Irane (Jane?), Humphrey, Murry

When William died in 1843 a full inventory of all of his property was taken and these enslaved persons were listed.[5]

Amended Inventory that belongs to J. E. B. Conner[6]

  • Cynthia
  • Peggy
  • Maria
  • Polly
  • Mary
  • Betsey
  • Cynthia
  • Oliver
  • Celia

Appraisal of inventory[7]

Some of the slaves died before the estate was settled.[8]

  • Joe
  • Tony
  • Phillis
  • Sukey's child Dublin
  • Lydia Winter's child Denny
  • Dolly's child Edward
  • Nancy Jackson's child Henna
  • Helly's (Nelly?) child Emily

In 1854 there was a planned sale of estate, both plantations, and the enslaved.[1]

  • Judy
  • Jim
  • Lemuel
  • Lilly
  • Lizzee
  • Cynthy
  • Judy
  • Nelson
  • Walter
  • Sam
  • Mary
  • Lewis
  • Ann
  • Eliza
  • Abram - and infant
  • Thornton
  • Sina
  • Julia
  • Eliza
  • Sarah
  • Conway
  • Phoebe
  • Tom
  • Murray
  • Will
  • Henry
  • Silvy
  • Cupid
  • Morris
  • Billy
  • William
  • Joseph
  • Easter
  • Lucinda
  • Banjamin
  • Dick
  • Baptiste
  • Sally
  • Henry
  • Charley
  • Tom
  • Nancy Davis
  • Robert
  • Willis
  • Little Simon
  • Hannah
  • John
  • Phoebe
  • Charles
  • William
  • Anna
  • Rachel
  • Sally
  • Armstead
  • Sophia
  • Prince
  • Old Hagar
  • Charles
  • Lina
  • Josephine
  • Henry
  • Molley
  • Vina
  • Congo
  • Fannny
  • Miles
  • Sam
  • Mary
  • Abram
  • Lucy
  • Willy
  • Winny Jacob
  • George
  • Mahala
  • Louisa
  • Frank
  • Toby
  • Betty
  • Clarest
  • Frank
  • Old Simon
  • Mary Ann
  • Neptson
  • Pereu
  • Irena
  • Humphrey
  • Murray
  • Nelly
  • Clarinda
  • Celes
  • Squire
  • Liddy
  • Alfred
  • Philip
  • Gabriel
  • Isaac
  • Henny
  • Steve
  • Dick
  • Moses
  • Molly
  • Caroline
  • Emanuel
  • Sukey
  • Matilda
  • Maje
  • Vincent
  • Polly
  • Hesther
  • Henson
  • Diana
  • Sylvy
  • Anthony
  • Old Charles
  • Cynthia
  • Tony
  • Sam
  • Wilson
  • Jane
  • Margaret
  • Tom
  • Alick
  • Juno
  • Mary Yard
  • Will
  • Little Tony
  • Nathan
  • Steve
  • Sener
  • Hardy
  • Jeffry
  • Jeff
  • Warner
  • Peter
  • Hetty
  • Caesar
  • Lizette
  • Hagar
  • Badger
  • Margaret
  • Anny
  • Collin
  • Mary A.
  • Lennox
  • Isabel
  • Moses
  • (Smith)
  • Sally Compton
  • Nace
  • Celia
  • Aleck
  • Mahala

Sold

The following enslaved persons were sold to Lemuel P. Conner.[9]

Listed in family groups

  • Harry
  • Silvy & family
  • Cupid
  • Morris
  • Billy
  • William
  • Joseph & family
  • Easter
  • Lucinda
  • Benjamin
  • Dick
  • Baptiste & family
  • Sally
  • Henry
  • Charly
  • Tom & family
  • Nancy Davis
  • Robert & Millie
  • Little Simon & family
  • Hannah & John
  • Phoebe & Charles
  • William & Anna
  • Rachel & Sally
  • Armstad & family
  • Sophia & Prince
  • Toby & family
  • Betty & Charess
  • Frank
  • Old Simon & family
  • Mary Ann
  • Neptune & Peru
  • Sena & Humphrey
  • Murry & Milly
  • Clarinda & Celis
  • Squire & family
  • Lizzy & Alfred
  • Philip & Gabril
  • Isaac & family
  • Henry & Steve
  • Dick
  • Mons & family
  • Molly & Caroline
  • Emanuel & Sukey
  • Charles & family
  • Maria? & Josephine
  • Henry & Molly
  • Vina
  • Congo & family
  • Fanny & Sam
  • Miles & family
  • Matilda
  • Maj.
  • Vincent & family
  • Poll & Hesther
  • Hensen & Diana
  • Silvy & Anthony
  • Caesar
  • Nace (Nancy?)

Census

It is unknown which plantation these enslaved persons were at on these census dates.

In 1830 there were 60 enslaved persons enumerated under William C. Conner in Adams Co, MS.[10]

  • 8 male slaves under age 10
  • 10 male slaves ages 10-24
  • 9 male slaves ages 24-36
  • 2 male slaves ages 36-55
  • 1 male slaves ages 55-100
  • 14 female slaves under age 10
  • 9 female slaves ages 10-24
  • 4 female slaves ages 24-36
  • 1 female slaves ages 36-55
  • 2 female slaves ages 55-100

The 1840 census shows 113 enslaved persons in this household.[11]

  • 15 male slaves under age 10
  • 16 male slaves ages 10-24
  • 19 male slaves ages 24-36
  • 11 male slaves ages 36-55
  • 1 male slave age 55-100
  • 1 male slave age 100 and upwards
  • 16 female slaves under age 10
  • 15 female slaves ages 10-24
  • 13 female slaves ages 24-36
  • 5 female slaves ages 36-55
  • 1 female slave age 55-100

Taxes

1845 Tax receipt shows 125 enslaved persons.[12]

Taxes in 1848 show 141 slaves[13]

In 1851 there are 148 slaves[14]

1854 tax receipt shows 148 enslaved persons that year.[15]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930: "Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930"
    Catalog: Mississippi, Adams County probate records Probate packets 1805-1880 box 151-153
    Image path: Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930 > Adams > Probate packets 1805-1880 box 151-153 > image 1321 of 1941
    FamilySearch Image (accessed 19 January 2022)
    • 1854, The news article about sale of plantations and slaves
  2. Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930: "Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930"
    Catalog: Mississippi, Adams County probate records Probate packets 1805-1880 box 151-153
    Image path: Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930 > Adams > Probate packets 1805-1880 box 151-153 > image 1311 of 1941
    FamilySearch Image (accessed 19 January 2022)
    • 1855
  3. Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930: "Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930"
    Catalog: Mississippi, Adams County probate records Probate packets 1805-1880 box 151-153
    Image path: Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930 > Adams > Probate packets 1805-1880 box 151-153 > image 1315 of 1941
    FamilySearch Image (accessed 19 January 2022)
    • prices that they paid for the plantations
  4. Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930: "Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930"
    Catalog: Mississippi, Adams County probate records Probate packets 1805-1880 box 151-153
    Image path: Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930 > Adams > Probate packets 1805-1880 box 151-153 > image 1813 of 1941
    FamilySearch Image (accessed 20 January 2022)
    • Inventory of the Spokane Plantation
  5. Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930: "Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930"
    Catalog: Mississippi, Adams County probate records Probate packets 1805-1880 box 151-153
    Image path: Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930 > Adams > Probate packets 1805-1880 box 151-153 > image 1797 of 1941
    FamilySearch Image (accessed 19 January 2022)
    • Slave inventory this page and the following page
  6. Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930: "Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930"
    Catalog: Mississippi, Adams County probate records Probate packets 1805-1880 box 151-153
    Image path: Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930 > Adams > Probate packets 1805-1880 box 151-153 > image 1822 of 1941
    FamilySearch Image (accessed 19 January 2022)
    • Amended inventory
  7. Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930: "Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930"
    Catalog: Mississippi, Adams County probate records Probate packets 1805-1880 box 151-153
    Image path: Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930 > Adams > Probate packets 1805-1880 box 151-153 > image 1819 of 1941
    FamilySearch Image (accessed 19 January 2022)
    • Slave inventory appraisal
  8. Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930: "Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930"
    Catalog: Mississippi, Adams County probate records Probate packets 1805-1880 box 151-153
    Image path: Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930 > Adams > Probate packets 1805-1880 box 151-153 > image 1389 of 1941
    FamilySearch Image (accessed 19 January 2022)
    • Slaves that died by 1849
  9. Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930: "Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930"
    Catalog: Mississippi, Adams County probate records Probate packets 1805-1880 box 151-153
    Image path: Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930 > Adams > Probate packets 1805-1880 box 151-153 > image 1870 of 1941
    FamilySearch Image (accessed 19 January 2022)
    • sale of slaves, 4 pages
  10. United States Census, 1830: "United States Census, 1830"
    Image path: United States Census, 1830 > Mississippi > Adams > Not Stated > image 26 of 32; Citing NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
    FamilySearch Image (accessed 20 January 2022)
    • 1830 slave enumeration under William C. Conner
  11. United States Census, 1840: "United States Census, 1840"
    Image path: United States Census, 1840 > Mississippi > Adams > Not Stated > image 15 of 28; Citing NARA microfilm publication M704, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
    FamilySearch Image (accessed 20 January 2022)
    • 1840 Census in Adams Co, MS
  12. Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930: "Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930"
    Catalog: Mississippi, Adams County probate records Probate packets 1805-1880 box 153-154
    Image path: Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930 > Adams > Probate packets 1805-1880 box 153-154 > image 147 of 1659
    FamilySearch Image (accessed 20 January 2022)
    • 1845 taxes
  13. Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930: "Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930"
    Catalog: Mississippi, Adams County probate records Probate packets 1805-1880 box 151-153
    Image path: Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930 > Adams > Probate packets 1805-1880 box 151-153 > image 1756 of 1941
    FamilySearch Image (accessed 19 January 2022)
    • 1848 taxes
  14. Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930: "Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930"
    Catalog: Mississippi, Adams County probate records Probate packets 1805-1880 box 151-153
    Image path: Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930 > Adams > Probate packets 1805-1880 box 151-153 > image 1563 of 1941
    FamilySearch Image (accessed 19 January 2022)
    • 1851 Tax Receipt
  15. Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930: "Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930"
    Catalog: Mississippi, Adams County probate records Probate packets 1805-1880 box 153-154
    Image path: Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930 > Adams > Probate packets 1805-1880 box 153-154 > image 277 of 1659
    FamilySearch Image (accessed 20 January 2022)
    • 1854 tax receipt




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