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The Project Gutenberg eBook of JOURNAL OF A RESIDENCE ON A GEORGIAN PLANTATION 1838—1839., by FRANCES ANNE KEMBLE. James T. Haley. Afro-American Encyclopaedia; Or, the Thoughts, Doings, and Sayings of the Race, Embracing Lectures, Biographical Sketches, Sermons, Poems, Names of Universities, Colleges, Seminaries, Newspapers, Books, and a History of the Denominations,

Butler Cemetery - McIntosh County, GA. CENSUS LINKS Glynn & Surrounding Counties, Georgia. Found here are links to online transcriptions and images from census records for Glynn, McIntosh, Brantley and some other surrounding counties. The following are links to various census transcriptions and projects. USGenWeb Census Images Online County Formation and Land Lottery Details Located at the USGenWeb, chart showing how the counties were formed and how many acres were awarded in each. Census Online links to every state and county that has been transcribed and uploaded to this site. Meaning, not every state and county is online at this site, but it is a good place to start. Census Bureau Home Page Get up to date census stats for the United States. LARGE SLAVEHOLDERS OF 1860 and AFRICAN AMERICAN SURNAME MATCHES FROM 1870 Transcribed by Tom Blake. Slaves sold from Butler's Island, GA in 1859.

The Weeping Time. In March of 1857, the largest sale of human beings in the history in the United States took place at a racetrack in Savannah, Georgia. During the two days of the sale, raindrops fell unceasingly on the racetrack. It was almost as though the heavens were crying. So, too, fell teardrops from many of the 436 men, women, and children who were auctioned off during the two days. The sale would thereafter be known as "the weeping time. " The owner of the slaves, Pierce Butler, had inherited the family's Georgia plantations some twenty years earlier, along with his brother John. But Pierce had squandered away his portion of the inheritance, losing a rumored $700,000; now he was deeply in debt. At the time, the overall holdings of the Butler family included 900 slaves. There were naturally differing viewpoints regarding the auction, Pierce Butler, and the large fortune he would gain after paying his debts. It is a dreadful affair, however, selling these hereditary Negroes. . . .

Previous | next. Leigh, Frances Butler, 1838-1910. "Ten Years on a Georgia Plantation Since the War" Funding from the Library of Congress/Ameritech National Digital Library Competition supported the electronic publication of this title. Text scanned (OCR) by Carlene Hempel Title page scanned by Carlene Hempel Text encoded by Jennifer Stowe and Natalia Smith First edition, 1998 ca. 550K Academic Affairs Library, UNC-CH University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1998. © This work is the property of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

It may be used freely by individuals for research, teaching and personal use as long as this statement of availability is included in the text. The electronic edition is a part of the UNC-CH digitization project, Documenting the American South, Beginnings to 1920. Any hyphens occurring in line breaks have been removed, and the trailing part of a word has been joined to the preceding line. All quotation marks and ampersand have been transcribed as entity references. Let all rejoice who fell, still thinking they were right. April 12, 1866. List of Butler Island slaves sold in 1859. Here is the list of slaves sold at auction in Savannah, Georgia on March 2 and 3, 1859. They were the slaves of Pierce Mease Butler. Pierce M. Butler inherited his property from his grandfather Major Pierce Butler. The Weeping Time Chattel# Name Age Born Area Sold For 1 George* 27 1832 Prime Cotton Planter $620 2 Sue 26 1833 Prime Rice Planter $620 3 George Jr. 4 1855 Boy Child $620 4 Harry 2 1857 Boy Child $620 (This family took the surname Broughton) ______________________________________________________ Lazarus 19 1840 Prime Rice field hand $365 ___________________________________________________________________ 43 Bram (driver) 47 1812 Prime cot. 105 Com'dore Bob aged ?

138 Doctor George 39 1820 Fair carpenter 139 Margaret* 38 1821 140 Maria 11 1848 141 Lena 6 1853 142 Mary Ann 3 1856 143 Infant 1859 Boy, born February 16 (This family took the surname Goulding) _____________________________________________________________ 144 Somerset aged ? Africans in America/Part 4/Margaret Washington on Butler Island and slave life. A: Butler Island was part of that fringe of islands off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia, where the island people lived. This sea island culture, in spite of the fact that it crossed two states (Georgia and South Carolina), was very similar. The Africans produced the same kind of products (rice, cotton). They came from the same geographical regions of Africa at the same time. For various historical reasons, the Africans in the South Carolina Sea Island were called Gullah; the Africans in the Georgia Sea island were called Geechee. They believed in good and bad medicine.

Another interesting aspect of their culture was their concept of the afterlife. Women on the islands and in other parts of the South were very important to the community: spiritual leaders; they were healers, the midwives, not only taking care of women and men who were ill, women in childbirth, but sometimes even being sent for by the master's family to help out, to bring their roots and herbs and cure people. Full text of "What became of the slaves on a Georgia plantation? Great auction sale of slaves, at Savannah, Georgia, March 2d & 3d, 1859. A sequel to Mrs. Kemble's Journal"

Drums and Shadows Index. Contents Start Reading Page Index Text [Zipped] This collection of oral folklore from coastal Georgia was assembled during the 1930s as part of a WPA writers' program, under the supervision of Mary Granger. The accounts in this book, framed by colorful descriptions of the rural locales where they were collected, were principally from elderly African-Americans, some of them centarians. Most had been slaves. In some cases they had known first generation slaves who had been born in Africa. This book focuses on a set of beliefs and magical practices (some of which are today known as 'Hoodoo'), including root doctoring, the existence of spirits, talismans, lucky and unlucky acts and omens and more.

Do not be put off by the use of phonetic dialect spelling. Antebellum Slavery - Health and Mortality.