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OAKLAND PLANTATION

Edgecombe County, North Carolina

 

PLANTATION NAME: OAKLAND PLANTATION
ASSOCIATED LINK(s):  
OWNER: Edmond & Mary Gregory; aft 1836, Joseph R. Lloyd, d. 1841
BUILT: Before 1836
ASSOCIATED SURNAMES: Lloyd, Gregory
HISTORY:

Edmond & Mary Gregory sold the plantation to pay their debts in 1836 to their son-in-law, Joseph R. Lloyd, who was a State Legislator from 1821-1822.  Joseph returned the property to Mary Gregory prior to his death, and she left it to her grandson, Henry S. Lloyd in 1858. Henry died in 1859, and he left the property to his brother, Joseph W. Lloyd.  The current house itself was more than likely built during the time it was in the possession of Joseph W. Lloyd, who died in 1885.  The plantation went through several different ownerships, and in 1906, it was divided up into small lots after it was sold to real estate developer, William G. Clarke. By 1931, the building had become the Elks Lodge for local chapter of that group, which it still is today; it sits on less than an acre, all that remains of what had once been a large plantation.  At its height of usage, the plantation property had consisted of 1200 acres of land.

SLAVE POPULATION:

Joseph R. Lloyd had 20 Slaves in 1830, and 53 Slaves in 1840. Following are transcriptions from his Estate Record.

Names of the Slaves in the Inventory of the Personal Estate of JOSEPH R. LLOYD, Nov. 1841:

JERRY
DANIEL
GREEN
ZEALOUS
BOB
GEORGE
GILBERT
RHODEN
WILSON
OLD NED
SABRA & her 5 children:
ADOLPHUS }
ELIZA           }
PRISCILLA  }
FLORA         }
PENNY         }
HARDY
WILLIAM HENRY
GILBERT a boy
ANDERSON
DAVE
BOB
ALLEN

 
BIDDY
BARBARA
JULIA
SYLVIA
JOE, child of Sylvia
HARRIET, & her 2 children:
CAROLINE}
OFFY           }
JUDAY
LIZZY
MATILDA
SALLY ANN
MARIAH
BILL
BRIDGET & her 3 children:
JOHN          }
LUCY ANN }
BETSEY      }
JIM, the elder
HANNAH
SABINA
LUCY, child of Jim & Hannah
JIM, the younger, child of Jim & Hannah

Order to divide Slaves belonging to Estate of J. W. LLOYD on 15th Dec. 1841 are the following slaves, to wit:

Name-Age-Value:
GEORGE - 46 - $200
GILBERT - 44 - 275
JERRY - 38 - 450
ZEALOUS - 38 - 500
BOB - 23 - 550
GREEN - 30 - 375
DANIEL - 34 - 500
RODEN - 32 - 800 (carpenter)
WILSON - 23 - 550
HARDY - 21 - 400
WM HENRY - 15 - 525
GILBERT JR. - 15 - 500
ALLEN - 10 - 400
DAVE - 14 - 425
ANDERSON - 12 - 400
DOLPHUS - 11 - 400
BOB JR. - 11 - 400
JOHN - 7 - 300
JO - 1 - 100
BIDDY - 45 - 100
BARBARA - 45 - 150
JULIA - 32 - 225
SABRA - 33 - 250
BRIDGET - 23 - 500
MATILDA - 16 - 450
SYLVIA - 20 - 450
SALLY ANN - 13 - 450
ELIZA - 9 - 300
PRISCILLA - 6 - 250
FLORA - 2 - 175
PENNY - 2 - 175
LUCY - 2 - 200
BETSEY - 1 - 125
MARIA - 45 - 100
BILL - 15 - 450
HANNAH - 50 - 150
JIM - 53 - 200
JIM JR. - 12 - 450
SABINA - 16 - 450
HARRIET - 22 - 450
JUDY - 6 - 250
CAROLINE - 4 - 200
OFFY - 1 - 125

 

 

Following allotted to MRS. MARIA A. LLOYD:

DANIEL
GREEN
BARBARA
JULIA
SALLY ANN
DOLPHUS
ANDERSON
BIDDY
JERRY

 

 
Value of Slaves belonging to the late JOSEPH R. LLOYD-Allotting part to JNO. E. CALDWELL & MARY LOUISA his wife on 25th of Feb. 1851.
Name & Age:
OLD GILBERT - 55
PRISCILLA - 14
PENNY - 12
ROBERT - 45
HARDY - 33
DAVE - 22
ELLEN - 6
LITTLE BILL - 23
MATILDA & Child HARRISON - 25 & 3
SILVIA - 28
ALFRED - 8
GEORGE - 55
RODEN - 40
HENRY - 22
BETSEY - 12
ELIZA - 17
FLORA - 12
BOB - 20
LITTLE GILBERT - 22
MAC - 8
ZEALOUS - 45
SABRA & Child RANSOM - 42 & 3
LAURA - 6
JOE -10
MARIA - 55
 
Following are set aside to CALDWELL:  HENRY, BETSEY, LITTLE GILBERT, SILVIA, JOE, ALFRED.
Allottment to JOSEPH W. LLOYD, Dec. 27, 1852, the following were the Slaves belonging to the Estate:
ZEALOUS
RALEIGH BOB
DAVID
BLACK BOB
BILL
RODEN
GEORGE
GILBERT
HARDY
MATILDA & Child
LAURA
HARRISON
SABRA & Child
ELIZA
PRISCILLA
PENNY
FLORA
MAC
ELLEN
RANSOM

 
 
Following were allotted to JOSEPH W. LLOYD:
MATILDA & Child, LAURA, HARRISON, DAVID, ELIZA, GEORGE, RALEIGH BOB

 

Slaves belonging to the Estate, at the allottment to GEORGE M. LLOYD, 26 Dec. 1854:

GILBERT
ZEALOUS
HARDY
RODEN
BOB
BILL
MACK
SABRA
RANSOM
PRISCILLA
PENNY
FLORA
ELLEN
SUSAN

 
 
The following were allotted to G. M. LLOYD, to wit:
BILL, HARDY, PRISCILLA, HELEN, MACK, SABRA, SUSAN.
The remainder were allotted to W. P. LLOYD.
 
You will notice that the name of JIM SR., HANNAH, JIM JR., HARRIETT, LUCY, CAROLINE & OFFY are not mentioned after the allotment to MRS. LLOYD in 1841, Dec, as among the Slaves belonging to the Estate of JOSEPH R. LLOYD. They have been and now are, with some increase in the hands of MRS. GREGORY & H. S. LLOYD.

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Bill of Sale for BETSEY, JIM, HANNAH & HARRIET:

Know all men by these presents that I JESSE TURNIPSEED, for and in consideration of one Negro BETSEY and four hundred and fifty dollars to me in hand paid, the receipt whereof I do acknowledge have given, granted, bargained and sold unto JOSEPH R. LLOYD, one Negro JIM about the age of twenty seven years, his wife HANNAH about the age of twenty eight and her daughter HARRIET about the age of seven years. To have and to hold the said Negroes to the said JOSEPH R. LLOYD, his heirs & assigns forever. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 6th Sept 1821.
JESSEE TURNIPSEED

Witness JAMES R. BROWN

Edgecombe County
August Court 1822
The within deed of sale was duly exhibited in open court and proved by the oath of JAMES R. BROWN. Ordered to be registered.
Test- MICHAEL HEARN C.C.

Book 17, Page 480
RESEARCH NOTES: National Register of Historic Places Application; Joseph R. Lloyd Estate, Administration Papers, Ancestry.com, accessed Nov. 28, 2016

MISCELLANEOUS: Now home of Elks Lodge, view image

 

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