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CASCINE PLANTATION

Franklin County, North Carolina

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PLANTATION NAME: CASCINE
ASSOCIATED LINK(s): cousin to Elijah B. Perry Plantation
OWNER: Jeremiah Perry (1731-1777), then later to nephew, Jeremiah Perry (1761-1838)
BUILT: The older house built ca 1751, the larger one was built in the 1850's
ASSOCIATED SURNAMES: PERRY
HISTORY:

 Cascine is one of the original homesteads of a family said to have been the most numerous in Franklin County. There were 7 men who are believed to have been brothers who first showed up in Old Granville Co. by 1751; they were Jeremiah, John, Joshua, Nathaniel, William, Francis & Burwell (aka Burrell). In 1752, Jeremiah Perry (1731-1777) obtained a grant for 382 acres south of Cedar Creek from the Earl of Granville. On this tract shortly afterward he built Cascine. By a grant dated 1763, Perry received an additional 700 acres on the branches of Cedar Creek, no doubt contiguous to his original grant. The name Cascine may have been taken from the name of a well-known park in Florence, Italy, La Cascine, where horse racing was a popular attraction. The name is especially apt since according to tradition, horse racing was a frequent entertainment at Perry's Cascine; the great circle of oaks near the house is pointed out as having been a race course.
The first Jeremiah Perry's, son, Jeremiah Perry Jr., sold the land he'd inherited to his uncle Burwell Perry(1735-1803). Burwell's son, also named Jeremiah Perry (1761-1838), inherited the property, and it is through his line that Cascine was passed down. Known as Col. Jeremiah Perry after his rank in 1781, he was married in 1785 to Temperance Boddie (1767-1850), dau/of Nathaniel Boddie.

The 7 Original Perry Brothers were:
William Perry (ca 1717-aft 1807) Franklin Co.
John Perry (ca 1720-1796) Franklin Co.
Francis Perry (ca 1723-1813) Wake Co.
Nathaniel Perry (ca 1726-1790) Franklin Co.
Jeremiah Perry (1731-1777) Bute Co.
Joshua Perry (ca 1733-1792) Warren Co.
Burwell Perry (ca 1735-1803) Franklin Co.
 

The line of family descended from Burwell Perry's son, Jeremiah, were the owners of Cascine. They were his son,  Col. Jeremiah Perry (1761-1838), whose children were: Nathan, Bennett, Willis, Henry, Redding, Algernon Sidney,  Betsy (Conyers), Chloe (Neal), & Temperance Perry.
 

SLAVE POPULATION: In 1860, there were 83 Slaves, with 25 houses at Cascine. The listings here have links to full transcriptions of Wills & Estates with additional info, so be sure to check them out, too.

Col. Jeremiah Perry, owner of Cascine, & son of the original Burwell Perry, died in 1839, and left a large estate that included 105 Slaves. His Will, written in 1838, has a distribution of his Slaves and property, which can be read: Will of Jeremiah Perry, 1838. Following is the inventory of his slaves recorded December  1839:

An Inventory of the Estate of Col. Jeremiah Perry, deceased; 105 Slaves

BIG JACOB
LUDA
BIG JIM
EDMON
MINOR
HARRY, son of SELY
OLD HALL
SUCKY
HANDY
OLD SILVA
OLD PETER
OLD MOURNING

JORDAN
BECCA
MINGO
PEGGY
HANNER
HORRACE
DAVY
DANIEL
DICK
CATHERINE
HARRIOT
NORFLEET

JANE
GREEN
CRESY
ELIZA
DOLLY
HARRY
CHARLOTT
AILSEY
KEARNY
TINER
VICEY
ABRAM

BURTON
CAROLINE
HIXEY
WESLEY
YOUNG MOURNING
LYDIA
MARTIN
MARIAH
SAUL
BARBARY
SIMON
YORK


LEBENAH
MANDA
BEN JAKE
VIOLET
MOLLY
RACHAEL
JACOB (son of HALL)
FRANK
DICEY
GEORGE
EATON
BOWLING
 

AARON
BATTLE
 BEN PACE
DRED
CHLO
OLD ARCH
DUFFIN
AMOS
ARCH (a boy)
EASTER
RUFFIN
JIM (a child)

EPSIE
KINCHEN
ANDREW
SHARPER
WASHINGTON
ADAM
SARAH
LEVENA
ALSTON
STEPHEN
HAMP
ZILPHA

SUCK
YOUNG PETER
ELLIN
PAYTON
ELLIC
HAYWOOD
VINA
OLD BEN
ISAAC
EPHRAM
WARRIC
LEWIS

BARTLET
FANNY
SALLY
WINNY
WASHINGTON
BRISTER
YOUNG SILVA
CINTHIA
PATIENCE

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List of Slaves from the Will of BENNETT PERRY, 1847 (son of Col. Jeremiah Perry):

OLD ANDREW
LITTLE ANDREW
DAVID
DANIEL sometimes called  HALL
ISAAC
JESSE
GRACE
SALLY
CAROLINE, and all her children
DENIS
BEN
HENDERSON
MATILDA
MARY
TOM

LUCY, and all her children
JANE
KINCHEN
HAYWOOD
SIDNEY
ROWENA
PINK
EADY
HORACE
HANNAH
EASTER
ANDREW sometimes called PETER
DAVID

 

CAROLINE & her children, JIM & FRANCES
WATY and her children
JACK
DICK
SAL
HELEN
SARAH
JOHN
KEMP
ABRAM
HENRY
MINOR
KINCHEN
LOUISIANNA

NANCY and her children
RACHEL
SILVY
ADALINE
JINNY
ALSEY
SAM
AMOS
DICEY
MOSES
SEALY
ISHAM
MARY
SAM
 

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Inventory of the Slaves of REDDING PERRY, Dec'd (son of Col. Jeremiah Perry)
This 1st January A.D. 1853
 

STEPHEN
JIM
HEMP
WILKS
FRANK
JOE

ISHAM
DICK
BOB
CALVIN
TOM
PEYTON

ADAM
WILLIAM
BOLING
PETER
WASH
HANDY

SOPHIA
SILVY
WINIFORD
LITTLE SARAH
JENNY & Child
ELIZER

MARTHA
COLYER
DANIEL
PHILIS
HENRY
CAROLINE
 
MILLY
JANE
BECKEY
MARIAH
PENNY
WILLIS

JUDITH
ZILPHY & Child
VINEY
MARY
TENER
DAVY

LUCY
SUSAN
BATTLE
ELLEN & Child
EMELY
JOHN

WILEY
SAM
SARAH
CELAH
SURRINER

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Slaves of CHLOE C. NEAL, 1852 (dau/of Col. Jeremiah Perry)

Slaves named in her Will; Franklin County, Will Book N, Pg. 355
To my Daughter ELIZABETH TEMPERANCE NEAL - Slave girls EASTER & SYNTHA
To my Son LEONIDAS W. NEAL - Man ABRAM
To my Brother WILLIE PERRY - Slaves JIM, the carpenter, BOB & CALVIN
 

An accounting of Property reported by A. S. PERRY, June Court 1852:
In addition to the foregoing articles sold the following Slaves have come to the hands of the Executor and have been divided by petition, to wit:

SYM
BOB
GREEN
MINGA
LEWIS
ABRAM
MINOR
CALVIN
JOE
CRESEY
ELIZA

BEN
DUDLY
VIOLET
BETSEY
CYNTHIA
EASTER
JOB
SARAH
ARCH
CAROLINE, SYM's child

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The Estate of LEONIDAS W. NEAL, 1855 (son of Chloe Perry-Neal)

The following is an inventory of the property and effects of LEONIDAS W. NEAL, dec'd taken by his executor JOHN NEAL this the 11th Dec 1855. Viz:
Thirty one Slaves of the following names:

ABRAM
BOB
MOSES
AUSTIN
SIMON
TOM
JERRY
NAT
TOM
JOBE
BEN
KATE
JOEL
BEN
MARY
EDITH

ABRAM
ISOM
REDDING
EMELINE
LELA
GEORGIANNA
JOANNA
JUDE
MINERVA
ANTHONY
ELZY
CRECY
CAROLINE
MARGARETT
BEDFORD

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Will of TEMPERANCE (BODDIE) PERRY (widow of Col. Jeremiah Perry), written Dec. 30, 1844, Probated June Court 1850
TEMPERANCE PERRY left all of her slaves to her son, WILLIE PERRY (1793-1865).
List of Slaves:

HALL
MINOR
JACOB
HANDY
HAYWOOD
EDMUND
SYLVIA
CELIA
JUDE
BARBARA
HARVY
ELLICK
ISAAC
NANCY
 
 
 
RESEARCH NOTES: Cascine is a 1500 acre plantation complex that consists of a small eighteenth century dwelling, a larger mid-nineteenth century house, an office, a brick kitchen, frame stables & carriage house, and several other outbuildings. The small pre-Revolutionary War dwelling was repaired & refurbished in in the mid-twentieth century. The site also contains a Slave cemetery, none of which currently shows any engravings. In the years after Emancipation, many of the former slaves and other workers remained and worked with new labor contracts in place, which continued well into the early 1900s.

MISCELLANEOUS: National Register of Historic Places Application-1, Application-2; The Seven Perry Brothers of Old Granville Co, NC; Cascine photo from the History Rambler; Historic Cascine Mill; Col. Jeremiah Perry, Find-a-Grave; The Seven Perry Brothers, (Sally's Family Place)

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