Afton Plantation

OVERVIEW

Location: Approximate Location: Ward 4, Township 22 North, Range 13 East, Sections 28-29, (East) Carroll Parish, Louisiana
Date Constructed/ Founded: 1832
Associated Surnames: Key, Beck, Pittman, Van Fossen, Montgomery
Historical Notes: Dr. Richard Sewell and Helen Beck Key moved from Claiborne Parish, LA to Bunches Bend in 1832 to establish Afton Plantation.
Associated Pages: none


ASSOCIATED ENSLAVED PERSONS

1860: 47 slaves [1860 Federal Slave Schedule, Helen C. Key]

ASSOCIATED FREE PERSONS

Sewell family: Dr. Richard Sewell – owner; Helen Beck Key Sewell – wife of R. Sewell

Pittman family: William Buckner Pittman; Katherine Sewell Pittman – daughter of R. and H.B.K. Sewell, wife of W.B. Pittman; Key Pittman – child of W.B. and K.S. Pittman; Frank Pittman – son of W.B. and K.S. Pittman; Vail Pittman – child of W.B. and K.S. Pittman; Will Pittman – son of W.B. and K.S. Pittman

Van Fossen family: Harry Thomas Lee Van Fossen; Helen Van Fossen – daughter of R. and H.B.K. Sewell, wife of H.T.L. Van Fossen; Helen Devane Van Fossen – daughter of H.T.L. and H. Van Fossen; Katie Key Van Fossen – daughter of H.T.L. and H. Van Fossen; Harry Thomas Van Fossen – son of H.T.L. and H. Van Fossen

Montgomery family: Vail Montgomery; Margaret Montgomery – daughter of R. and H.B.K. Sewell, wife of V. Montgomery; Helen Montgomery – daughter of V. and M. Montgomery; Annie Montgomery – daughter of V. and M. Montgomery; Vail Montgomery – daughter of V. and M. Montgomery; Kate Montgomery – daughter of V. and M. Montgomery; Marguerite Montgomery – daughter of V. and M. Montgomery


RESEARCH LEADS AND RECORDS

  • 1860 Mortality Schedule: 5 slaves listed with last name Key

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

None noted yet


REFERENCES

  • A Place to Remember, East Carroll Parish 1832-1975 by Georgia Payne Durham Pinkston; East Carroll Parish Tax Assessors Roll 2006-2007 for legal land descriptions

 

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