SANKOFA'S PLANTATION DATABASE
Location: Iberville Parish, LA
History: Nottoway is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is one of the very few ante-bellum plantations that survived the war between the states and is the largest remaining plantation home in existence. Emily Jane Liddell Randolph was the mother of ten children when the civil war erupted. In 1862 Randolph took his slaves and went to Texas to work a cotton plantation there in order to keep himself solvent. The Randolphs sent their teenage daughters away to safer territory, and Mrs. Randolph remained on the plantation with the younger children, two visiting lady friends, and a few of her slaves.
Associated Surnames: Randolph
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Description of Associated Architecture
Natchez-Area Manuscript collections in The Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections at Louisiana State University http://www.lib.lsu.edu/special/guides/natchez.html
- Randolph, John H. (John Hampden), 1813-1883. Family letters, ca. 1780-1860. 13 items. Location: Misc:R. Lawyer, planter, and circuit court judge. Randolph was born in Virginia and moved with his family to Wilkinson County, Mississippi, in 1819. In 1841 he moved to Iberville Parish, Louisiana, where he owned Nottoway Plantation. Letters written from Virginia, Georgia, Mississippi, and Louisiana by various members of the Randolph family discuss family matters, plantation crops, and the family's move from Virginia to Louisiana. An early letter (1820) describes traveling through Indian territory.
- Randolph, John H. (John Hampden), 1813-1883. Family papers, 1823-1889 (bulk 1834-1889). 1.3 linear ft. (1034 items, 16 ms. vols.). Location: A:10, OS:R, Vault. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 1, Reels 14-15. Collection includes records and documents related to Randolph's cotton and sugar plantations in Woodville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi, and Iberville and Catahoula parishes, Louisiana.