Comer Plantation

OVERVIEW

Location: Spring Hill, Barbour County, Alabama
Date Constructed/ Founded: not determined
Associated Surnames: Comer
Historical Notes: none
Associated Pages: none


ASSOCIATED ENSLAVED PERSONS

1850: 42 slaves [1850 Federal Slave Schedule, Barbour Co., AL, J.F. Comer]

1860: 61 slaves [1850 Federal Slave Schedule, Barbour Co., AL, C.L. Comer]

ASSOCIATED FREE PERSONS

Comer family: John Fletcher Comer (?-1857) – plantation owner; Catherine Lucinda Drewry Comer (?-1898) – wife of J.F. Comer; Elizabeth Comer (?-bef.1858) – daughter of J.F. and C.L.D. Comer; Braxton Bragg Comer (1848-1911) – son of J.F. and C.L.D. Comer

Comer family: John Wallace Comer (1845-1919) – son of J.F. and C.L.D. Comer, slave owner, mine operator, planter; Carrie Gertrude Seay Comer – wife of J.W. Comer


RESEARCH LEADS AND RECORDS

  • John Fletcher Comer Journal, 1844-1847, Barbour County, Alabama. This small collection comprises a journal kept by Comer, 1844-1847, containing various kinds of records relating to agricultural activities on his Barbour County, Alabama, plantation and to his lumber and corn mills.

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

  • Shortly after the Civil War, the J.W. Comer, like many Alabama landowners, leased African-American convict labor to continue operations.

REFERENCES

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s