NCGenWeb Statewide Information

 

A NCGenWeb Special Project

Documented Slave Plantations of  North Carolina is a comprehensive database of various  plantations derived from a variety of information mediums. 

Note that some of the slave listings are under the Counties from which the families were originally living, including now extinct Counties. Owners & dates listed are those known as the original owners or those most associated as owners.  Those with Slave Listings are indicated as such or by links to their Wills or other records.  This site provides pages with slave information, or links to sites with data or resources to help in your research of your Slave Ancestors.   If you have valid info about a Plantation associated with Slavery that you'd like to include here, please contact me.   Click onto photos on any of these pages to view larger images.

Alamance County
Oak Grove Plantation
Stagg's Creek

Bath County
Belmont Plantation
Blount Plantation

Boyd Plantation
Lillington Plantation
Woodard Plantations

Bertie County
Apple Tree Plantation

Ashland Plantation
Eden House
Elmwood Plantation
Griffin's Quarter

Hermitage Plantation
Hope Plantation
Leary Plantation
Mt. Gould Plantation
Scotch Hall Plantation

Bladen County
Brighton Plantation
Brompton Plantation
Drunken Run Plantation
Flowers Plantation
Harmony Hall Plantation
Lebanon Plantation

Daniel Munn Plantation
Mount Pleasant Plantation
Oakland Plantation
Owen Hill Plantation

Plantation
Ramah Plantation
Walnut Grove Plantation


Brunswick County

Meares Bluff Plantation
Orton Plantation
Russelborough


Burke County
Creekside Plantation
Quaker Meadows

Walton Plantation
Willow Hill Plantation

Cabarrus County
Phifer Plantation

Cold Water Plantation
Red Hill Plantation

Chatham County
Oroondates D. Alston Plantation
Egypt Plantation

Chowan County
Greenfield Plantation
Hayes Plantation
Mulberry Hill Plantation
Shelton Plantation House
Wingfield Plantation

Columbus County
Baldwin Plantation
Chauncy Plantation
McCoy Plantation

James H. Pritchett Plantation
Smith Plantation
Swindell Plantation

Woodford Plantation

Craven County
Clear Springs Plantation
Fort Barnwell Plantation
Woodlawn Plantation

Cumberland County
Lebanon Plantation
Myrtle Hill Plantation
Oak Grove Plantation
William T. Smith Plantation House

Salter Sykes Plantation
Woodside Plantation

Davidson County
Reid Plantation
Tyro Plantation

Davie County
Cooleemee Plantation

Dobbs County
Bear Garden
Musquettoe Plantation

Duplin County
Goshen Plantation

Durham County
ArrowHead Plantation
Fairntosh Plantation
Geer Plantation

Hurdle Plantation
Stagville Plantation

Edgecombe County
Coolmore Plantation
Cool Spring Plantation
Oakland Plantation
Old Town Plantation

Forsyth County
Hairston Plantation

Franklin County
Archibald H. Davis Plantation (Cypress Hall)
Cascine
Egypt Plantation
Elijah B Perry Plantation
Massenburg Plantation (Woodleaf Plantation)
Vine Hill

Gates County
Cedar Square Plantation
Elmwood Plantation

Granville County
Abrams Plains
Brownsville Plantation
John P. Lawrence Plantation
Locust Lawn
Marcus Royster Plantation
Tranquility Plantation
Lewis Wimbish Plantation

John Mask Peace House (Bambro Plantation)

Greene County
Streeter Plantation


Guilford County

Richard Mendenhall Plantation

Halifax County
Caledonia
Hermitage
Magnolia Plantation
Spring Meadow Plantation
White Rock Plantation

Harnett County
Lebanon Plantation

Hertford County
Hare Plantation House

Hoke County
Mill Prong
Puppy Creek Plantation (McGregor-Lamont House)

Iredell County
Farmville Plantation
Mount Mourne
Wood Lawn Plantation
 

Johnston County
Sanders-Hairr House (White Oak Plantation)

Jones County
Foscue Plantation
Foscue and Simmons Plantations

Mecklenberg County
Latta Plantation
Pickens Plantation
Potts Plantation

Rosedale Plantation
Rural Hill Plantation
White Oak Plantation

Montgomery County
Allred Plantation

Moore County
House in the Horseshoe

Nash County
Rose Hill Plantation

New Hanover County
Belville Plantation
Masonborough Plantation
Poplar Grove Plantation
Porter's Neck Plantation
Salter Lloyd Plantation
Sedgefield on the Sound
Walker's Run

Northampton County
Mowfield Plantation
Thornbury Plantation

Verona Plantation

Onslow County
Avirett-Stephens Plantation
Palo-Alto Plantation

Orange County
Alexander Hogan Plantation

Mt. Willing Plantation

Pender County
Belvidere Plantation
Elisha Porter Plantation (Magnolia Hall Plantation)

Person County
Burleigh (McGehee-Phifer House)
Waverly Plantation

Pitt County
Bensboro Plantation
Greenwreath Plantation
Grimesland Plantation

Polk County
Green River Plantation
Mills-Screven Plantation

Richmond County
Carlisle Plantation
Covington Plantation House

 
Robeson County
Humphrey-Williams Plantation
Williams-Powell House

Rockingham County
Cascade Plantation (Willow Oaks Farm)
Deep Springs Plantation
Lower-Sauratown Plantation

Rowan County
Darshana Hall Plantation
Wood Plantation

Rutherford County
Fox Haven Plantation

Sampson County
Cherrydale (Lewis Moore House)
John B. Seavy House

Tyrell County
Oakland Plantation New

Vance County
Ashland Plantation
Burnside Plantation House
MacPelah
Montpelier
Oakland Plantation
Pleasant Hill/Rivenoak
Pool Rock Plantation
Sneed Plantation

Wake County
Bennett Bunn Plantation
Crenshaw Hall Plantation
Ingleside Plantation
Midway Plantation
Purefoy Dunn Plantation

Warren County
Bloomsbury
Buck Spring Plantation (Nathaniel Macon House)
Buxton Place
Cherry Hill
Dalkeith
Peter R. Davis Plantation
Elgin
Lake O' the Woods
Long Branch
Montmorenci
Myrtle Lawn
Pleasant Hill
Tusculum

Washington County

Bonarva (Pettigrew State Park)
Somerset Place Plantation

Wilkes County
Green Hill Plantation
Chang & Eng Plantation


Yadkin County
Glenwood Plantation
Wildwood

 

Alamance County

Plantation

Date

Location

Original Owner

Source

Other

Oakgrove Plantation

---

now Alamance

Michael Holt, II, Michael Holt, III, and/or Edwin Michael Holt

Suggested by Sheryltay-Name withheld

Formerly was in Orange County
Stagg's Creek  

now Alamance

William Whitted and Levi Whitted

Submitted by Krishna Mayfield

Formerly was in Orange County

Bath County (1696-1739) Extinct County

Plantation

Date

Location

Original Owner

Source

Other
Belmont Plantation

1817

---

Reading and Lucy Blount

Bath Co. USGenNet

slave lists
Blount Plantation

---

 

Benjamin Blount Jr.

Bath Co. USGenNet

slave lists
Boyd Plantation

1726

 

Thomas Boyd

Thomas Boyd will

 
Lillington Plantation

1723

 

John Lillington

John Lillington will

 
Woodard Plantation

1765

---

John Woodard, Sr.

Bath Co. USGenNet

slave lists
Woodard Plantation

1785

---

John Woodard

Bath Co. USGenNet

slave lists

Bertie County

Plantation Date

Location

Original Owner Source Other
Apple Tree Plantation 1742 Village Swamp, near Woodville Thomas Barker Homes of  Bertie County  
Ashland Plantation Present home was started in early 1830's --- 1st owner:George Pollock, sold to Thomas Holley (1832) Homes of Bertie County

  Thomas Pollock will

Eden House ca 1719 Near Edenton Gov. Charles Eden (1673-1722) Homes of Bertie County

Charles Eden Biography

Will of Charles Eden, 1722

Elmwood Plantation

1836

Near Windsor John Watson, Jr. Homes of Bertie County

Griffin's Quarter Plantation

1751

Between Woodville and Lewiston; Roanoke River

John B. Griffin

Homes of Bertie County 
Hermitage Plantation late 1700's Near Merry Hill Alexander W. Mebane (1800-1847)

Augustus Holley (1820-1882)

 

Homes of Bertie County

National Register of Historic Places Application

 

 

Hope Plantation

1803

Windsor

Gov. David Stone (1770-1818)

Biography

Historic Hope Plantation

Hope Plantation slideshow

Leary Plantation

1795 Powellsville William Leary purchased from the Stone family Homes of Bertie County  
Mt. Gould Plantation late 1700's --- William Maule (1690-1726)

See Biography

Homes of Bertie County

Originally called Mt. Galland

Scotch Hall Plantation  

called Scotts Hall in  1725 will

before 1725 South of Black Walnut Creek William Maule (1690-1726)

See Biography

Homes of Bertie County

William Maule will 1725

 

Bladen County

Plantation

Date

Location

Original Owner

Source

Other

Brighton Plantation   Carver's Creek

George Brown

Will of George Brown 1782

See also Drunken Run entries

Brompton Plantation

---

Elizabethtown

Gov. Gabriel Johnston (1698-1752)

See Biography

Will of Gabriel Johnston -1753

Drunken Run Plantation

---

---

Gen. Thomas Brown
(1744-1814)

See Biography

Will of Thomas Brown, 1814

  List of Thomas Brown & Family Slaves
Flowers Plantation

---

Carver's Creek

Flowers Family

Abstracted from Kay Russ?

 
Harmony Hall Plantation

1768

White Oak

Col. James A. Richardson

Harmony Hall (Wikipedia)

 

Lebanon Plantation

---

Carver's Creek

Gillespie and Flowers

Major David Gillespie (1774-1829)

Abstracted from Kay Russ?

 
Mount Pleasant   SW Cape Fear River near Indian Wells  

Submitted by Ruth Bloom

 
Daniel Munn Plantation   Tar Heel

Munn Family

Anonymous

Contact State Coordinator if anyone has additional info
Oakland Plantation  

originally Ashwood Plantation

1781

Carver's Creek

General Thomas Brown (1747-1814)

Will of Thomas Brown, 1814

See Biography

  List of Thomas Brown & Family Slaves

Will of George Brown 1782

 
Owen Hill Plantation

---

Elizabethtown

Gov. John Owen (1787-1841)

Biography of Gov. John Owens

Lucy Brown of Owen Hill Letters
Ramah Plantation

---

Carver's Creek

Andres Family

  No info included with this entry; Contact State Coordinator if anyone has additional info
Walnut Grove Plantation

 (Robeson Plantation)

ca 1855

Tar Heel

Col. Thomas Robeson (1740-1785)

National Register of Historic Places Application

Built on land originally granted to Thomas Robeson Sr. in 1735

Brunswick County

Plantation

Date

Location

Original Owner

Source

Other

Meares Bluff Plantation

---

Meares Bluff

Sen. William B. Meares
(1787-1841)

Biography

 
Orton Plantation

ca 1735

Southport

Roger Moore (1694-1751)

Wikipedia

Biography

Will of Roger Moore - 1751

 

Russelborough

a.k.a. Castle Dobbs, and Bellfont

 

1767

near Brunswick

Gov. William Tryon (1729-1788)

Biography

Wilmington Morning Star, 12/31/99 

NC Marker D-82

 

From land owned by Capt. John Russell of British Navy, who purchased from Roger Moore's Estate in 1751 inherited by his son, William Moore;  again to  W. Moore's estate after Russell died in 1752; became property of Arthur Dobbs estate by 1765, when sold to Tryon in 1767

Burke County

Plantation Date Location Original OwnerSourceOther
Creekside

1836

Morganton

Thomas George Walton (1815-1905)

See Biography

National Register of Historic Places Application

 
Quaker Meadows

Original house before 1775

Present house built 1812

near Morganton

Joseph McDowell & sons

 Charles McDowell (1743-1815)  and Joseph McDowell (1756-1801)

See Biography

National Register of Historic Places Application

 NC Marker N-3

 

Present house built in 1812 by Joseph McDowell's grand son Charles McDowell, but original had been inherited by Joseph's son, Charles Sr.
Walton Plantation   Glen Alpine, NC  

Submitted by Leslie Williams

"The house still stands with the name of Walton on it"
Willow Hill Plantation

---

Morganton

John Hugh Murphy

History

Records of Antebellum Southern Plantation: Series J

Thomas George Walton Papers

 

Cabarrus County

Plantation

Date

Location

Original Owner

Source

Other

Phifer Plantation

1750's

Present-day Cabarrus, Phifer's Plantations were in Mecklenburg Co. until 1792. West of Concord on Buffalo Creek

Martin Phifer Sr. (1720-1791)

Caleb Phifer  
(1749-1811)

 

Biography  

Had 3 plantations which left to his sons John, Martin Jr. & Caleb
Cold Water 1750's Cold Water Creek, 3-4 miles east of present day Concord

Martin Phifer Sr. (1720-1791)

Martin Phifer Jr. (1756-1837)

Biography See Phifer Plantation
Red Hill 1750's Western outskirts of Concord

Martin Phifer Sr. (1720-1791)

   John Phifer
  (1747-1778)

 NC Marker L-84

See Phifer Plantation

 

Chatham County

Plantation

Date

Location

Original Owner

Source

Other

Oroondates Davis Alston Plantation

  on Sellers Creek Oroondates Davis Alston
(1780-1851)

Miriam P.McDaniel
(1787-1855)

Oran D. Alston Slaves

The Alston Freed Slaves

The widowed Miriam McDaniel-Alston requested her Executor to remove all of her slaves to a free state. These are all links to those Lists of Slaves

 Egypt Plantation

ca 1830 on Deep River, now Lee County Peter Evans
(1781-1852)

Biography

 

Peter Evans Smith Papers, 1738-1944  

 

Chowan County

PlantationDateLocation Original OwnerSourceOther
Greenfield Plantation

ca 1752

Somer

Levi Creecy (d.1772)

National Register of Historic Places Application

 

Originally known as "Fordice's"
Hayes Plantation

originally 1790's

Edenton

Samuel Johnston
(1733-1816)

James Cathcart Johnston     (1782-1865)

 

Biography

Biography

Mulberry Hill

1680's

current house built ca 1810

Edenton

Col. James Blount   (d. 1686) and descendants  

Biography

Will

Edward Wood

 

John Blount Will,1754

National Register of Historic Places Application

Shelton Plantation House

1820

Edenton

Clement Hall  (1706-1759)

Baker Hoskins (d.1833)

Biography

National Register of Historic Places Application

a.k.a. Hoskins House

Wingfield Plantation

ca 1760

North of Edenton

Dr. Richard  Dillard (1822-1887) and Mary Louisa Cross Dillard

Suggested by Zakiyyah Rasheed

Original home of Richard Brownrigg

 

Columbus County

Plantation

Date

Location

Original Owner

Source

Other
Baldwin Plantation  

---

near Whiteville

James Baldwin

Suggested by Shelda Glover No info included with this entry; Contact State Coordinator if anyone has additional info
Chauncy Plantation

---

Bogue Township

---

Suggested by Shelda Glover No info included with this entry; Contact State Coordinator if anyone has additional info
McCoy Plantation

(or McKoy)

---

Welches Creek

Jabez McKay

"Fearfully and Wonderfully Made"      by Joanne Martell

Millie & Christine McKoy Highway Marker D-74

Famous for conjoined twins Millie & Christine.

Suggested by David Gurney

James H. Pritchett Plantation    

Suggested by The Simpson Family

No info included with this entry; Contact State Coordinator if anyone has additional info
Smith Plantation

---

near Whiteville

James Smith

Suggested by Shelda Glover

No info included with this entry; Contact State Coordinator if anyone has additional info
Swindell Plantation 

Located on the Frank Baldwin Estate

Sam Swindell

Suggested by Victor C. Swindell

No info included with this entry; Contact State Coordinator if anyone has additional info

Woodford Plantation

ca 1800 Formerly Brunswick Co. Robert Gibbs

later

Jonathan Rothwell
(1775-1846)

R. Gibbs note,Pg.11

Rothwell Family Tree

R. Gibbs purchased ca. 1800; later purchased by Rothwell family at least prior to 1835 when Lydia Rothwell married Morgan C. Turrentine

Craven County

Plantation

DateLocation Original OwnerSourceOther
Clear Springs Plantation

ca 1740

Near Jasper

James Green
(1705-1788) son of Farnifold Green(1674-1714)

National Register of Historic Places Application

Biography

a.k.a. Dawson Place & Green's Thoroughfare

Will

 

Fort Barnwell Plantation

---

  

Mary Norcott Bryan Papers

Named for an old fort built 1712 after Col. Barnwell (SC)

Woodlawn Plantation

---

New Bern

--- Mary Norcott Bryan Papers 4,000 acres

Cumberland County 

PlantationDateLocation Original OwnerSourceOther
Lebanon Plantation

ca 1824

Presently Harnett County

Farquhard C. Smith 
(1801-1871)

 

National Register of Historic Places Application

John Smith Family History

Civil War Women, Janie Smith

Janie Smith Letters & Family History

Myrtle Hill Plantation

1825

Fayetteville

Robert Strange (1796-1854)

National Register of Historic Places Application

aka Robert Strange House

Oak Grove Plantation

ca 1764

Erwin, Presently Harnett County

Alexander Smith 
(ca 1739-1777)

National Register of Historic Places Application

used as a field hospital and still stands on the Averasboro battlefield

 

William T. Smith Plantation House

---

Presently Harnett County

William T. Smith 
(1810-1855)

inherited from father John Smith

 

John Smith Family & Lands

Descendants of Farquard Campbell

Janie Smith Letter 1865

used as a field hospital and still stands on the Averasboro battlefield
   

Suggested by Betty Sykes Heller

No info included with this entry; Contact State Coordinator if anyone has additional info

Woodside Plantation

---

4 mi. N. of Fayetteville on the road to Raleigh (old Campbell property of Pine Park) 

Charles Beatty Mallet  (1816-1872)

C.B. Mallett Papers 1829-1954

Manufacturer, merchant & president of Western NC Railroad. House destroyed March 1865 by Sherman's Army

Davidson County

PlantationDateLocation Original OwnerSourceOther
Reid Plantation

1840's

Jackson Hill community near Tuckertown

Richmond Reid (1814-1863)

Suggested by Mike Ray

 
Tyro Plantation

1840

NC 150, Tyro community

Joseph Hiram Thompson (1810-1872)

Submitted by Glenn Sanford
National Register of Historic Places Application

Davie County

PlantationDateLocation Original OwnerSourceOther
Cooleemee Plantation

1814

Between Mocksville & Lexington, terminus of SR 1812

Jesse A Pearson (1776-1823)

Peter Hairston  (1752-1832)

Biography

Biography

Peter W. Hairston (grandson of original) had 193 Slaves, with 23 Slave dwellings in the  1860 Slave Schedule.  See additional info on Plantation page

Dobbs County (1759-1791) Extinct County

PlantationDateLocation Original OwnerSourceOther
Beare Garden

ca 1750's

Dobbs County

Capt. John Murphrey
(1705-1776)

Submitted by Karen Mason

 
Musquettoe Plantation

ca 1750's

Dobbs County

Capt. John Murphrey
(1705-1776)

Submitted by Karen Mason

 

 

Duplin County

PlantationDateLocation Original OwnerSourceOther
Goshen Plantation

(Bryan Whitfield Herring Farm)

circa 1850

near Calypso 

Bryan Whitfield Herring (1812-1874) The current owner is Patricia Johnson Denise, my mother and 2nd great grand daughter of B.W. Herring

Suggested by Christopher Denise

National Register of Historic Places Application

Listed on the National Listing of Historic Places as the Bryan Whitfield Herring House There were 43 slaves in residence here in 1860, as recorded in the county census.

Durham County

PlantationDateLocation Original OwnerSourceOther
Arrowhead Plantation

ca 1775

Durham

Lipscombe Family

  Traveled by Catawba and Waxhaw Indians between Virginia and the Mountains.
Fairntosh Plantation

ca 1810

Beside Stagville Plantation

Duncan Cameron
(1777-1853)

National Register of Historic Places Application

Fairntosh Farm

The Plantation Letters

See also Stagville Plantation

Geer Plantation

---

Durham; Camden Avenue

 

"Lay Down Body", Roberts Wright and Wilbur Hughes

No info included with this entry; Contact State Coordinator if anyone has additional info
Hurdle Plantation  

Durham

 

Suggested by Jason Johnson

 
Stagville Plantation

 

ca 1787

Durham

Richard Bennehan 
(1743-1825)

Duncan Cameron
(1777-1853)

 

Stagville

A Brief History of Stagville

Abner Jordan, Life as a Slave

 

166 Slave Names, and 37 Births included in file

Edgecombe County

PlantationDateLocation Original OwnerSourceOther
Coolmore Plantation

1859

Tarboro

Joseph J. W. Powell
(d. 1861)

National Register of Historic Places Application

Tarboro Tradition: Coolmore Plantation

Cool Spring Plantation

ca 1747

near Rocky Mount

Elisha Battle
(1723-1799)

Biography

Battle Family  had 20,000 acres with over 500 Slaves by 1854, when estate of James Smith Battle (1786-1854; grandson of Elisha) divided between his 5 children. James' son, Turner W. Battle, received Cool Springs, containing 3000 acres. Original house burned to the ground in 1899
Oakland Plantation

before 1836

Tarboro

Edmund & Mary Gregory

Joseph R. Lloyd (d. 1841)

National Register of Historic Places Application

Joseph R Lloyd, a member of the State Legislature 1821-1822, had 20 Slaves in 1830, and 53 by 1840; Slave lists included here

Old Town Plantation

See Also, Cool Spring Plantation

ca 1785

Battleboro

Jacob Battle(1754-1814)

son of Elisha Battle

National Register of Historic Places Application

Old Town Plantation Narrative(2011)

Elisha Battle Biography

 

Once thought to have been built in 1742, as listed in the National Historic Places, later research found it was actually built in 1785  (year of his marriage) by Jacob Battle, as written in the Narrative.

Forsyth County

PlantationDateLocation Original OwnerSourceOther
Hairston Plantation

---

---

---

Suggested by Robert Goins

No info included with this entry; Contact State Coordinator if anyone has plantation info

Franklin County

PlantationDateLocation Original OwnerSourceOther
Archibald H. Davis Plantation

  (Cypress Hall)

ca 1830s

Justice, near Louisburg

Archibald H. Davis
(1799-1854)

National Register of Historic Places Application

See Estate & Slave Lists on page
Cascine

ca 1751

Louisburg

Jeremiah Perry (1731-1777)

 

National Register of Historic Places Application

Seven Perry Brothers of Old Granville Co.

See Slave Lists on page
Egypt Plantation  

Louisburg

Nicholas B. Massenburg (1806-1867)

See Massenburg Plantation

Sister plantation to Woodleaf

Elijah B. Perry Plantation  

Bledsoe District (1830)

Elijah B. Perry (1789-1846)

Will & Inv. of Elijah B. Perry, 1843

See Slave Lists on Page

 

Massenburg Plantation

 (Woodleaf Plantation)

ca 1830

Louisburg

Nicholas B. Massenburg (1806-1867)

National Register of Historic Places Application

See Slave Lists on Page
Vine Hill

remodeled in 1856

Centreville

 

Robert W. Williams
 (1792-1822)

Archibald D. Williams
(1821-1904)

National Register of Historic Places Application

 

See Slave Lists on Page

Gates County

PlantationDateLocation Original OwnerSourceOther
Cedar Square Plantation 

A few hundred yards west of the dam at what is now Merchant's Millpond State Park

It belonged to the Riddicks and was inherited through marriage by Dr. John Gatling
(ca 1800-1860)

Suggested by Richard Parsons New Bern NC

If anyone has further info, please  Contact State Coordinator

 

Dr. John Gatling had 37 Slaves in 1850

Elmwood Plantation

1822

Gateswood

David Parker (1803-1875), son of Joseph Parker

National Register of Historic Places Application

 

15 Slaves in 1855 Tax List; 10 Slaves, 4 Slave houses in 1860 Slave Schedule

Granville County

PlantationDateLocation Original OwnerSourceOther

Abrams Plains

1766 Stovall Samuel Smith (1729-1800) National Register of Historic Places Application

List of Slaves named in Estate of Samuel Smith included on page

Brownsville Plantation

ca 1800

N/E of Granville, on Grassy Creek

Thomas Brown (1776-1856)

Suggested by Dennis Brown from New Zealand

 
John Mask Peace House

 (Bambro Plantation)

1840

Fairport

John Mask Peace
(1774-1852)

Submitted by Marilyn Kopczyk

John P. Lawrence Plantation

ca 1845

Grissom

John P. Lawrence
(1806-1887)

Frances Lawrence
(1809-1864)

National Register of Historic Places Application

550 acres, tobacco plantation.  Not a large slaveholder, 6 Slaves in 1840, 13 Slaves by 1860

Locust Lawn

ca 1855

Oxford

Armistead R. Burwell (1820-1867)

National Register of Historical Places Application

Burwell Family of Virginia

Burwell Family Papers 1745-1997

 

No Slaves in 1850; 42 Slaves, 8 Slave houses in 1860. Received 21 Slaves in 1853 from father of wife, Bettie Norman

Marcus Royster Plantation

ca 1850

Wilbourns

Marcus Royster (1806-1878)

National Register of Historic Places Application

31 Slaves, with 5 Slave houses in 1860.  Some slave names from his father's records included on page
Tranquility Plantation

ca 1764

near Oxford

Chesley Daniel (1730-1814)

 

Daniel Family Slave Records

Tranquility Plantation on Sankofagen
Lewis Wimbish Plantation

 1850

Grassy Creek

Lewis Wimbish  (1815-1851)

National Register of Historic Places Application

736 acres purchased in 1850, in which Census he had 21 Slaves; plantation sold in 1860 to Thomas R. Carrington, who had 15 Slaves in 1860.

 

Greene County

Plantation Date Location Original Owner Source Other

Streeter Plantation

  btn Snow Hill & Farmville Benjamin Streeter
(1798-1856)

Submitted by Mike Edge

See also Bensboro Plantation, Pitt Co.

 

 

Guilford County

Plantation Date Location Original Owner Source Other
Richard Mendenhall Plantation

1811

Jamestown

Mendenhall Family, who were Quakers, and did not own slaves

National Register of Historic Places Application

Halifax County

PlantationDateLocation Original OwnerSourceOther

Caledonia

ca 1713 North of Tillery

Samuel Johnston
(1733-1816)

 
NC Highway Marker E-94

Caledonia is now a State Prison Farm

Hermitage

ca 1793 Tillery Thomas Blount Hill (1775-1815)

sold in 1842  to John Tillery

National Register of Historic Places Application

 

Thomas B. Hill had 90 Slaves in 1810. John Tillery had 143 Slaves in 1860. Some Hill Slaves named on page

Magnolia

1840 Scotland Neck James N. Smith (1817-1893)

and wife Adelaide Evans-Smith (1819-1909)

National Register of Historic Places Application

James N. Smith had 150 Slaves in 1850; he had 165 Slaves in 1860

Spring Meadow Plantation

---

Near Swift Creek, 3 - 4 miles west of Tilery, NC on the South Bank of the Roanoke River

William Whitehead
1688-1750

Elizabeth Potter

Family Tree

White Rock Plantation

1772

Hollister

Joseph John Williams 
(1727-1818)

National Register of Historic Places Application

 

 

Harnett County

PlantationDateLocation Original OwnerSourceOther
Lebanon Plantation

ca 1824

Dunn, E.side NC 82

Farquhard Smith

National Register of Historic Places Application  

See Cumberland Co. entry

 

Hertford County

PlantationDateLocation Original OwnerSourceOther
Hare Plantation House

1815

Como

Jacob Hare

sold in 1831 to

Jethro W. Barnes

National Register of Historic Places Application

Hare Plantation, Como, NC

Plantations in Northeastern NC

J. Barnes had 23 Slaves in 1860

Plantation house damaged in storm in 2003; repaired, and moved to Spotsylvania Co., VA, where now sits as a minor  tourist attraction

Hoke County

PlantationDateLocation Original OwnerSourceOther
Mill Prong

ca 1795

near Edinburgh

John Gilchrist
(1740-1802), Scottish Immigrant

Fayetteville Observer-Sept. 30, 1995

National Register of Historic Places Application

Puppy Creek Plantation

 (McGregor-Lamont House)

1821

Raeford

Malcom McGregor (b.1792)

National Register of Historic Places Application

 

Iredell County

PlantationDateLocation Original OwnerSourceOther
Farmville Plantation

1818

Elmwood

Joseph Chambers
(1791-1848)

National Register of Historic Places Application

Chambers Family Papers 1816-1918

Mount Mourne

 

1836

Mount Mourne

Rufus Reid
(1797-1854)

Old Houses.com

Guide to Historic Sites & Buildings

Mount Mourne Plantation

Suggested by Shane Steward

Wood Lawn Plantation

1836

Mount Mourne

Dr. George W. Stinson

National Register of Historic Places Application

Johnston County

PlantationDateLocation Original OwnerSourceOther
Sanders- Hairr House

(White Oak Plantation)

ca 1787

Clayton

Reuben Sanders
(1764-1829)

National Register of Historic Places Application

Article: Book Shines Light on Johnston's Historic Architecture

 

16 Slaves in 1798; By 1820, owned 81 Slaves, 6000 acres

Jones County

PlantationDateLocation Original OwnerSourceOther
Foscue Plantation House

ca 1801

Pollocksville

Simon Foscue
(1780-1830)

National Register of Historic Places Application

Foscue Plantation House on Wikipedia

deeded 500 acres, plus 25 slaves to son John Edward Foscue in 1829; John died in 1849

Foscue and Simmons Plantations

ca 1821

Pollocksville

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National Register of Historic Places Application

Wikipedia

combined plantations owned by the families descended from Simon Foscue. See also, Foscue Plantation House entries

Mecklenburg County

PlantationDateLocation Original Owner SourceOther
Latta Plantation

ca 1800

Huntersville

James Latta
(d.1838)

Historic Latta Plantation

National Register of Historic Places Application

Latta Plantation slideshow

 

owned about 700 acres, 34 Slaves

Potts Plantation

1753

Cornelius

John Potts first acquired 636 acres

National Register of Historic Places Application

A complex of buildings & land first acquired in 1753 by John Potts
Rosedale Plantation

(Frew's Folly)

1815

Charlotte

Archibald Frew
(d. 1823)

Rosedale Plantation History news article 2006

National Register of Historic Places Application

Wikipedia

Slaves

Suggested by Andrew King, board member and Tom Hancock, State Library

Mecklenburg Slavery

Nonprofit organization, Almost a dozen slaves lived and worked on the land at any given time

Rural Hill Plantation

1788

Huntersville

John & Violet Wilson- Davidson

Suggested by John Guss

Davidsons of Rural Hill

The house burned down in 1886. Site is now a historic public nature preserve, farm & tourist attraction
White Oak Plantation

(William Johnston House)

1792

near Charlotte

William Johnston (d.1806) veteran of Battle of King's Mountain

National Register of Historic  Places Application

Old Houses

Montgomery County

PlantationDateLocation Original OwnerSourceOther

Allred Family Plantations

  property in Montgomery, Randolph & Richmond Counties Joseph Allred
(1772–1856)

Find-A-Grave

Suggested by Molly Beamon

The Allred Family owned 14 Slaves, names & additional  info included on Allred Family Organization website

Moore County

PlantationDateLocation Original OwnerSourceOther

House in the Horseshoe

(Alston House)

1772 On the Deep River; Glendon Township Lt. Col. Phillip Alston
(ca 1745-1791)

Biography

National Register of Historic Places Application

Wikipedia

WRAL News article June 2011

Nash County

PlantationDateLocation Original OwnerSourceOther
Rose Hill Plantation

early 1800's

Nashville; s/side NC 58

Nathan Boddie
(1732-1797
)
 

George Boddie
(1769-1842)

Suggested by Donna Sutton

National Register of Historic Places Application

Lists of Slaves included on page
 

New Hanover County



PlantationDateLocation Original OwnerSourceOther
Belville Plantation

ca 1790

 

John Burgwin Waddell

Suggested by Dennis Boucher

70 Slaves

No info included with this entry; Contact State Coordinator if anyone has plantation info
Masonborough Plantation 

Wilmington

Caleb Grainger, d. 1765

Wilmington Morning Star, 12/31/99

Will of Caleb Grainger

 
Poplar Grove Plantation

1795

Wilmington

Joseph Mumford Foy
(1817-1861)

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628 acres, major crop was "ground" peanuts

Porters Neck Plantation

ca 1732

N/E tip of County

John Porter

Wilmington Morning Star, 12/31/99

 

No longer exists as a plantation

 

Salter Lloyd Plantation

early 1800s

On the Cape Fear River near Wilmington

State Sen. Salter Lloyd

originally suggested by Robert Lloyd (2000)

"Unearthing the Past" Wilmington StarNews, Jul 10,2005

A program was done on Sept 13, 2008, "The Lloyd Plantation Slave Cemetery" by Earnestine Keaton
Sedgefield on the Sound 

Wilmington

Gen. Thomas Brown
(1744-1814)

Will of Thomas Brown, 1814

 

Walker's Run

 

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Gen. Thomas Brown
(1744-1814)

Will of Thomas Brown, 1814

 

 

Northampton County

PlantationDateLocation Original OwnerSourceOther
Mowfield Plantation

1802

near Jackson

 William Amis
(1750-1824)

National Register of Historic Places Application

Article in Roanoke Daily Herald, July 6, 2014

Historic Jackson

Suggested by Tammy Calloway

Mowfield Plantation on Flikr

Thornbury Plantation

mid 1800's

Jackson

Henry King Burgwyn
(1813-1877)

Mentioned in Homes of Bertie County

Thornbury's Storied History

William H. Burgwyn Diary

Plantation is now a hunting preserve

Verona Plantation
Before 1844.
current house built  1857
Jackson

Joseph John Exum (d.1844)

Matthew Whitaker Ransom
(1826-1904)

Suggested by Tammy Calloway
 


Onslow County

PlantationDateLocation Original OwnerSourceOther
Avirett-Stephens Plantation

current  house built in 1851

Richlands

John A. Avirett
(1797-1863)

National Register of Historic Places Application

The Old Plantation

Once contained 25,000 acres, 125 Slaves, is now 83 acres. Was one of largest turpentine plantations in NC

Palo Alto Plantation

ca 1838

Palopata

William L. Hill
or
David W. Sander (1800-1860)

National Register of Historic Places Application

List of Slaves included on the page


Orange County

Plantation

Date

Location

Original Owner

Source

Other

Alexander Hogan Plantation

ca 1838

Chapel Hill

Alexander Hogan

National Register of Historic Places

Related article: A Southern gem's fate, the Hogan-Rogers House

Mt. Willing Plantation

1804

West Orange Co.  on the head of Toms Creek
 

Thomas Whitted
(1754-1820).

Suggested by Krishna Mayfield

(Source: map of Orange County circa 1889, newspaper article reporting the
death of Thomas Whitted, Sr.)

Thomas Whitted Family website

 

Some Slave names on Plantation page


Pender County

PlantationDateLocation Original OwnerSourceOther
Belvidere Plantation

(Merrick-Nixon House)

original house before 1806

Hampstead

George Merrick
(d.1806)

National Register of Historic Places Application

Article in Star News re old Plantations in Pender County
Elisha Porter Plantation

 (Magnolia Hall Plantation)

1840

Rocky Point

Dr. Elisha Porter
(1832-1906)

Elisha Porter Plantation (Pender Co. Library)

Star News article, July 18, 2013

February 1, 2006

 

Suggested by Denise Gilchrist

Person County

PlantationDateLocation Original OwnerSourceOther

Burleigh

(McGehee-Phifer House)

ca 1820 Concord Thomas McGehee Sr.
(1784-1867)
and
Thomas J. McGehee Jr.
(1820-1843)
National Register of Historic Places Application

A list of slaves included on page

Waverly Plantation

1835

Cunningham

Alexander Cuningham
(1776 -1849)

National Register of Historic Places Application


Pitt County

Plantation Date Location Original Owner Source Other
Bensboro Plantation

late 1700's

near Belvoir

Benjamin Atkinson
(1753-1816)

Suggested by Gloria Miller

History of Bensboro, article posted on Genealogy.com, Oct. 19, 2007 

Jeff's Family Tree (Atkinson Family)

House burned in 1895, land divided, and rented out

See also Streeter Plantation

Greenwreath Plantation

ca 1791

Greenville

John Foreman
(1755-1818)

National Register of Historic Places Application

Civil War reminiscence of life at Green Wreath Plantation

Suggested by Gloria Miller

 
Grimesland Plantation

1790

Grimesland

William Grimes
(1759-1825)

National Register of Historic Places Application

The Restoration of Grimesland Plantation

The Grimes Plantation

Bryan Grimes(1828-1880) Biography


Polk County

PlantationDateLocation Original OwnerSourceOther
Green River Plantation

ca 1804

Cox Store

Joseph McDowell Carson
(1779-1860)

National Register of Historic Places Application

History of the McDowells and Connections
 

Mills-Screven Plantation

(Hilltop)

ca 1820

Tryon

John McIntire

Govan Mills
(1805-1862)

National Register of Historic Places Application

Polk County

Richmond County

PlantationDateLocation Original OwnerSourceOther
Carlisle Plantation

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Benjamin Frankin Little
(1830-1979
)

 

Benjamin Franklin Little Papers, 1806-1935

Little Family on Find-A-Grave

Little/McAlister Papers 1772-1963

Covington Plantation House

ca 1850

Rockingham

John Wall Covington
(1810-1858)

National Register of Historic Places Application

Find-A-Grave

Richmond County Slave Inventories

Robeson County

PlantationDateLocation Original OwnerSourceOther
Humphrey-Williams Plantation

(Humphrey-Williams-Smith House & Plantation)

ca 1846

Lumberton

Richard Blount Humphrey
(1817-1846)

National Register of Historic  Places Application

Wikipedia

Newspaper Article, April 1, 1990

Williams-Powell House

1830 Orrum Giles Williams Jr.
(1809-1894)
National Register of Historic Places Application

 

 

Rockingham County

Plantation DateLocation Original OwnerSourceOther
Cascade Plantation

 (Willow Oaks Farm)

1830's

Eden

William Edward Broadnax

National Register of Historic Places Application

Edward Travis Broadnax Biography

Brodnax-Glenn-Wilson Collection

Deep Springs Plantation

1820 -1830

Stoneville

Nathaniel Scales
(1756-1824)

James Madison Scales
(1802-1862)

The Museum and Archives of Rockingham County

Deep Springs Plantation the focal point

Find-a-Grave

 

 

Deep Springs on  DigitalNC

Lower-Sauratown Plantation

1825

Eden

Edward Travis Brodnax
(1796-1874)

National Register of Historic Places Application

Find-a-Grave

Saura Indians

 

 

Lower-Sauratown on DigitalNC

Rowan County

PlantationDateLocation Original OwnerSourceOther
Darshana Hall Plantation
1753
Cleveland
John McElwarth

Darshana Hall History

Photos on Flikr

Wood Grove

early 1800's near Bear Poplar Thomas Cowan
(1748-1817)

Abel Cowan
(1789-1843)

National Register of Historic Places Application

 

Abel Cowan had 36 Slaves in 1840

Rutherford County

PlantationDateLocation Original OwnerSourceOther
Fox Haven Plantation

1823

Green Hill

John Morris
(1744-1783)

National Register of Historic Places Application

John Morris, Geni.com

Signer of Tryon Co. Committee of Safety, 1775
 

Sampson County

PlantationDateLocation Original Owner Source Other
Cherrydale

(Lewis Moore House)

1832

Turkey

Lewis Moore
(1766-1846)

National Register of Historic Places Application

Son, John T. Moore had 19 Slaves in 1850

John B. Seavy House

1841

Harrells

Dr. John B. Seavey
(1815-1881)

National Register of Historic Places Application

Seavey Family Cemetery

 

 

owned 12 Slaves in 1860

Tyrrell County

PlantationDateLocation Original OwnerSourceOther
Oakland Plantation

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Daniel H. Bateman
(d.1841)

Will: March 17, 1841 Book 3, Pg 1

Only place find mentioned was in Bateman's will.
 

Vance County

PlantationDateLocation Original OwnerSourceOther

Ashland Plantation

ca 1740's

Henderson

Samuel Henderson
(1700-1783)

 

National Register of Historic Places Application

 

some slave names included on page
Burnside Plantation House

1800

Williamsboro

Joseph Davenport

Charles Kennan

Vinkler Jones, d.1817

National Register of Historic Places Application

Plantation has exchanged hands many times, the first 3 are listed to the left

List of slaves for Vinkler Jones included on page

MacPelah

ca 1754 Townsville John Taylor
(1696-1780)

Catherine Pendleton Taylor
(1699-1774)
Will

John Taylor Bible

National Register of Historic Places Application

Lamberson's Mixed Bag

Montpelier

bef 1775 Williamsboro John Williams (1731-1799)

Robert Burton
1747-1825

Judge Henderson & John Williams Several Slave Lists included on page
Oakland Plantation

ca 1760's

near Williamsboro

Gov. James Turner
(1766-1824)

Biography

NC Highway Marker G-46

20 Slaves in 1790; also owned Bloomsbury in Warren Co.

Pleasant Hill/Rivenoak

Original house by that name

 1770's Middleburg Philemon Hawkins Jr.
(1752-1833)
 
National Register of Historic Places Applications Will of Philemon Hawkins 1801

Lists of Slaves  included on page here

Renamed Rivenoak by Carroll Family ca 1860

Pool Rock Plantation

1827

Williamsburg

John Taylor
(d.1837)

James H. Taylor
(1801-1865)
 

National Register of Historic Places Application

Some Slave info included on page

Sneed Plantation

ca 1800

near Williamsboro

Stephen Sneed
(1756-1821)

Sneed Family Bible

Includes Slave list

Wake County

PlantationDateLocation Original OwnerSourceOther
Bennett Bunn Plantation

1833

Zebulon

Bennett Bunn
(1798-1856)
 

National Register of Historic Places Application

Wikipedia

Crenshaw Hall Plantation

1824

Wakefield

Samuel Crenshaw

Suggested by Bruce Davis

News Article March 25, 2015

News Article, Sept 2, 2015

 

Ingleside Plantation

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Northeast of Raleigh

Gov.Charles Manly
(1795-1871)

 

 Biography

Census: the Triangle's top slaveowners

Occupation, three weeks of Bumming

Manly Family Papers, 1782-1936
 

Midway Plantation

1848

Knightdale

Charles Lewis Hinton
(1793-1861)

built for his son
David Hinton
(1826-1876
)
 

National Register of Historic Places Application

History of the Hinton Plantations

Plantation Houses that made up early Knightdale

Purefoy-Dunn Plantation

1814

Wake-Forest

John Purefoy
(1778-1855)

Samuel H. Dunn
(ca.1809-1891)

National Register of Historic Places Application

Tyson Family Roots

Wikipedia

 

Warren County

Plantation Date Location Original Owner SourceOther
Bloomsbury

ca 1760's

near Warrenton

Gov. James Turner
(1766-1824)

Biography

NC Highway Marker G-46

James Turner Letter

20 slaves in 1790; also owned Oakland in Granville Co.

Buck Spring Plantation

 (Nathaniel Macon House)

original house 1781; all buildings now are re-creations

Vaughn

Nathaniel Macon
(1758-1837)

 

Biography

National Register of Historic Places Applications

Estate of Nathaniel Macon

List of Slaves, Macon Bible

Nathaniel Macon Will

Many Slaves listed in Estate, Will, & Bible links

1857

Inez

John Buxton Williams
(1815-1887)

National Register of Historic Places Application

Lists of Slaves included on page

1858

Inez

George Washington Alston
(1801-1849)

Marina P. Williams- Alston
(1810-1897)

National Register of Historic Places Application

Lists of many Slaves on website

Dalkeith

1825 Arcola John Burgess
(1801-1870)

Asa Biggs
(1811-1878)
National Register of Historic Places Application Asa Biggs Biography

Peter R. Davis Plantation

---  Peter R. Davis
(1778-1850)
Slaves of Peter R. Davis List & Distribution of 164 Slaves on website

Elgin

ca 1832 Warrenton Peter Mitchell
( - 1846)
National Register of Historic Places Application Lists of many Slaves on page

1829

Inez

Edward Davis
(1806-1896)

National Register of Historic Places Application

List of Slaves on page

Long Branch

originally ca 1810 near Inez Thomas Jefferson Pitchford
(1810-1883)

 
Thomas J. Pitchford Family Bible Extensive lists of Slaves on page and links on page

Montmorenci

1822 Shocco District William “Pretty Billy” Williams
(1771-1832)
See sources on page Lists of Slaves on page

1858

Inez

Robert Edgar Williams
(1817-1904)

Myrtle Lawn

Lists of many Slaves on website

Pleasant Hill

 

ca 1790 near Ridgeway Col. Benjamin Hawkins
(1754-1818)son of Philemon & Delia)

Purchased by Michael Collins in 1801

Collins Family History

Michael Collins

Will & Estate of Michael Collins

listing some 90  Slaves

1830

Near Arcola

Samuel Thomas Alston
(1806-1860)

National Register of Historic Places Application

Tusculum

 

List of Slaves included on website

 

Washington County

Wilkes County  

PlantationDateLocationOwnerSourceOther
Green Hill  Plantation

1852

near Ronda

James Gwyn I
(1768-1850)

Records of Antebellum Southern Plantation: Series J

James Gwyn Papers, 1653-1946

Julia Pickens Gwyn letter to Selina Louisa Avery Lenoir, November 4, 1861

Gwyn family’s Green Hill remembered; Wilkes Journal-Patriot article, April 18, 2016

Prominent Wilkes citizens were slave owners; The Record, Oct 15, 2014

 

Chang & Eng Bunker Plantation

 

1830's near Wilkesboro Eng Bunker
(1811-1874)

Chang Bunker
(1811-1874)
Eng & Chang Bunker: The Siamese Twins; collection of primary source material The Bunkers had about 18 Slaves during most times. Bills of Sale for some on page


Yadkin County

PlantationDateLocation Original OwnerSourceOther
Glenwood Plantation

1837

near Enon

Tyree Glenn
(1800–1875)

Suggested by Maggy Sargent

National Register of Historic Places Application

Glenwood Plantation

Glenwood Plantation on YouTube

once had 360 slaves and 6,000 acres

Wildwood

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Dowelltown

T.C. Hauser

The Civil War and Yadkin County, NC

 

Suggested by Tamela Jones


 

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