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Nitta Tola Plantation

Location: Port Gibson, Claiborne Co., MS

History: James Hervey Maury and Lucinda Smith Maury, owned and operated the 750-acre Nitta Tola Plantation, which was located about two miles from Port Gibson, MS. The plantation included some 57 slaves from 1856 to 1863 when it was devastated by Union troops during the Vicksburg Campaign. James Hervey Maury also owned a home and worked in a law office in Port Gibson. James Fontaine Maury was living at Nitta Tola during most of the period covered by his diary. Subsequently, he married his first cousin, Elizabeth Owen, the daughter of Frank Owen. Lucknow Plantation, which adjoined Nitta Tola, was owned by Benjamin Grubb Humphreys and Mildred Maury Humphreys prior to the Civil War. Members of the Maury family frequently visited and stayed overnight at Lucknow.

Associated Surnames: Maury

Associated Plantations: Lucknow Plantation (Claiborne Co., MS )

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1860: Slaves of James H. Maury
From Claiborne Co. MS Largest Slaveholders From 1860 Slave Census Schedules, Transcribed by Tom Blake


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