SANKOFA'S PLANTATION DATABASE
Location: Scotland Neck, Halifax Co., NC
Associated Surnames: Smith
Associated Plantations: Shields Plantation
(Lowndes Co., MS); Egypt Plantaion (Chatham Co., NC)
Associated Free White Names
- Peter Evans: owner of Egypt Plantation
- son-in-law William Ruffin Smith, Jr.: owner
Associated Black Slave Names
Description of Associated Architecture
- Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations: William Ruffin Smith
Papers, 1772-1959, Lowndes County, Mississippi; also North Carolina.
The materials in Series 3 consist of six account books, including five kept
by William Ruffin Smith or his father between 1799 and 1866 in Halifax County.
Volume 5 has accounts mostly for the years 1805 to 1835, and includes a three-page
list of slaves owned by both Smiths, giving their
names, birthdates (ranging from 1755 to 1849), mothers's names, and, occasionally,
dates of death.
- Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations: Peter Evans Smith Papers,
1738-1869, Halifax County, North Carolina http://www.lexisnexis.com/academic/guides/southern_hist/plantations/plantj12.asp
Letters from 1822 to 1849 chiefly document the agricultural and other business
concerns of Peter Evans of Egypt plantation in Chatham County, North Carolina,
and his son-in-law William Ruffin Smith, Jr. of Scotland Neck in Halifax County,
North Carolina...Correspondence and financial and legal materials offer only
a piecemeal impression of plantation development. Nevertheless, these materials
contain significant information about slaves,
including their sale and hire and skills, various slave
lists, and related labor contracts with freedmen.
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