LESSEES OF SCHOOL FARM 24 FROM 1864-1883

 

A

B

Barker, Tony (could be Parker)

Bell, Julius

Testifies in a statement that he cast a ballot for C.C. Bowen instead of Robert Carlos Delarge in Beaufort SC.  See a New York Times article on the Bowen v. Delarge case.

Brown, Nancy

Brown, Sandy

 

C

D

Delany, David

Devoe, Pompey

E

F

G

Grant, Mrs.

Graves, Esther

Green, Charles

Green, Jerry*

 

Green, Leah

Green, Mrs. T (Thomas)

Green, Tommy

 

H

Harris, George

 

In 1879 George Harris leased a portion of what was known as, School Farm 24, post-emancipation land held by the federal government after its confiscation during the Civil War.

 

Heyward, Cuffie*

 

Cuffie had a son named Stepney, a daughter named Rose and a wife named Binkey.  Rose was my Third Great Grandmother who married a man named Ben Washington.  Stepney, was my third great Uncle who I was told would drive my second great grandmother Florance Ann "Lottie" Manigo Washington to deliver babies as a midwife.  On a side note: Binkey Heyward, I believe based on a Chicora Foundation study was the Stuart family nurse.  

 

I

J

Jack "The Foreman"

Jenkins, Adam*

Judd, Henry G. 

K

Kelson, Esaw

L

M

Marshall, Douglas

Maxwell, Nelson

Mcleod, Claudius A.

Mcleod, William H. 

McGill, William H. 

N

Norman, Hardy

O

P

Nathaniel Paige

Charles E. Patrick

Parker, Toney

Q

R

Robinson, Abram

 

S

"School House" (aka Jack's Quarters)

Simmons, Stepney

T

U

V

W

Walker, Julius

Ward, Sam(bo)

Washington, George

Williams, Isaac

Williams, James

Wilson, William

A man by the name of William Wilson was Sheriff in Beaufort when in 1878 a murder took place following a gambling debt.  Wilson would be embroiled in an intercontinental chase for a fugitive by the name of Peter Froman.

Another man by the name of William Wilson purchased the Berner Barnwell Sams House at 211 Laurens Street at a Direct Tax Sale.  The home before this was used as a hospital following the Civil War.

 

Woods, Henry

Woods, Jim

X

Y

Z

 

*Negroes who had already purchased land surrounding the 130 acre Stuart tract sold to William H. Mcleod and Claudius E. Mcleod in 1901.

 

 

Portions of Whale Branch following the Civil War were referred to as School Farm 24 by the Federal Government.  Alternative names for portions of the tract near and around School Farm 24 include:

 

"Middleton Stuart Place"

"Port Royal Ferry"

"Seabrook Point"

"Ferry Plantation"

"Stewart's Point"

"Stuart Point"

"Barnwell Plantation"

"Red House Plantation"

"The Stuart Tract"

"Roupelmonde"

"Indian Lands"

 

 

Slaves of Roupelmonde (According to James Reeve Stuart, son of Mary Howe Barnwell Stuart, owner of Roupelmond and Ferry Plantation)

 

Dorcas, 15

Old Daddy Moses (House Servant)

Stepney, the Houseboy

 

Carpenter Dick, son of the old nurse Maum Martha

 

Martha was the name of James Reeve Stuart's old nurse.  My third great grandfather Shedrick Manigo's father was a man by the name of Dick Cook.  Dick, lived on Ladies Island before the civil war and was sold to the same plantation as Shedrick was known as "Hazel Farm."  Dick's mother was a woman named/listed as Maud Cook born in 1790.  I am not sure Maud is her real name. It is my belief that Maud may have been the Stuart family nurse named by James Reeves Stuart in Michael Trinkley's study Roupelmonde: An Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Interior St. Helena Parish Plantation, Beaufort County, South Carolina.  Chicora Foundation Research Series, 53.  Michael Trinkley and Debi Hacker of The Chicora Foundation

 

Jack "The Foreman"

"Binkey"

 

 

Source: Roupelmonde: An Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Interior St. Helena Parish Plantation, Beaufort County, South Carolina.  Chicora Foundation Research Series, 53.  Michael Trinkley and Debi Hacker of The Chicora Foundation.

Fallon N. Green - Gloria Green - George Washington, Jr. - Geneva Washington - Florannce Ann "Lottie" Manigo Washington - Shedrick Cook (1834 - 1925) "Dick and Maud Cook" Stuart family slaves.

Fallon N. Green - Gloria Green - George Washington, Jr. - Geneva Washington - Sinclair Washington - Rose Heyward Washington - "Binkey and Cuffie Heyward" - Stuart family slaves.

Fallon N. Green - Gloria Green - George Washington, Jr. - Geneva Washington (1917-1997) - Sinclair Washington - Ben Washington - George and Julia Washington of Drayton Place, Hilton Head

Fallon N. Green - Gloria Green - George Washington, Jr. - Geneva Washington - Elizabeth Singleton Cook Manigo - Margaret Brown Singleton - Ansel and Betty Brown (Barbados West Indies)

Lineages

The information provided above regarding my lineage has been compiled based on the preponderance of evidence

A LIST OF NOTABLE BEAUFORT COUNTY POSTMASTERS

 

Henry Gardiner of Dale 9/26/1890

Emil Nehemias of Gardner's Corder 3/28/1870

William M. Davis of Gray's Hill 8/10/1905

William Pope, Jr. of Hilton Head 2/16/1958

James B. Marvin Lobeco 9/9/1925

Joseph H. Sears Port Royal 11/22/1861

William Hutson Seabrook 1/17/1889

Sancho Jenkins Sheldon 4/26/1872

 

 

 

Source: Roupelmonde: An Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Interior St. Helena Parish Plantation, Beaufort County, South Carolina.  Chicora Foundation Research Series, 53.  Michael Trinkley and Debi Hacker of The Chicora Foundation.

MISCELLANEOUS NAMES

 

Borck, M. A.

 

Hanover-born shop owner, Moses A. Borck of Port Royal Ferry is the husband of Susan Borck - the sister of my fourth great grandmother, Margaret Brown Singleton.  Moses can be found in the history of Port Royal Ferry when he testifies in the case of Bowen v. Delarge.  Borck testified to the fact that he did not vote at Gray's Hill precinct but instead voted in Beaufort.

 

Whether his name is Moses AEDANUS Burke or Moses August Burke it's not known but he was enumerated alongside my 4th Great Aunt Sue in both the 1870 and 1880 Census.  Next to his name the census taker placed an asterisk.  They have one child named Susan Manigault.  The younger Susan does not have Moses' last name which leads me to believe she is not his child.

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