Eustatia Plantation was located in the southwestern part of Issaquena County near the Mississippi River. Owned by the Horatio Sprague Eustis family, the plantation was home to 101 slaves according to the 1860 Federal Census slave schedules. The plantation included 26 slave houses in addition to the main house and many outbuildings including a sawmill and cotton gin. During the year 1860 there were three overseers enlisted -- G.R. Clark, J.W. Butler and Henry Chotard Eustis, son of Horatio Sprague Eustis. Horatio Sprague Eustis, born December 25, 1811 at Newport, Rhode Island, was the son of Abraham and Rebecca Sprague Eustis. He moved to Natchez, Mississippi at an early age where he married Catherine Chotard of that city. During the 1850s they purcased land in Issaquena County where they built Eustatia Plantation. Horatio died on September 4, 1858 in Issaquena County and his wife continued running the plantation with the help of her son and overseers. Catherine Chotard Eustis and her children divided their time between living at her home in Natchez, and on Eustatia Plantation in Issaquena County. The following census of the adult slaves was compiled from information contained in the December 1860 entries in the Eustatia Plantation Account Ledger.
Kean Hall
Joe Thomas
Ned Brown
Jim Jenifer Nelson
Green Richmond
Claiborne Harrison
Little Peter
Joe Gaines
John
Stepney
Jefferson
Old Peter
Anderson
William Spenser
Stephen Montgomery
Jim Kinney
Jerry
Ben
Dick
 
 
 Joe Claiborne
Phillip Wilson
Elijah Jackson
Clarissa Hall (Big Clarissa)
Ellen
Betsey Brown
Henney Jenifer
Mary Green (Little Mary)
Mary Jones
Rhoda
Liddy
Minerva
Matilta
Frazene
Leah Anne
Old Maria
Maria Anderson
Amanda Campbell
Celeste
 
 
Big Sarah
Little Amanda
Eliza Anne
Patsey Anne
Betsey Uslem
Sarah Uslem
Caroline Uslem
Susan Uslem
Little Clarissa
Little Patsey
Sarah Goodson
Abe
Basil
Polly
Phillis
Anica
Tom Island
Source:
The Ohio Historical Society The African American Experience in Ohio: 1850-1920
Eustatia Plantation, Mississippi, Account Book

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