Boligee Hill Plantation

OVERVIEW

Location: Boligee, Greene County, Alabama
Date Constructed/ Founded: 1835
Associated Surnames: Hays, Means, McFarland, Ormond
Historical Notes: Boligee Hill was established in 1835 by Dr. John David Means of Newberry Co., South Carolina. Boligee Hill was purchased by Cornelia Hays (wife of Charles Hays) in 1869 and renamed Myrtle Hall.
Associated Pages: Boligee Plantation (Greene Co., AL)


ASSOCIATED ENSLAVED PERSONS

1850: 110 slaves [1850 U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules, Greene Co., Alabama, David J. Means]

ASSOCIATED FREE PERSONS

Means family & employeesDr. John David Means (b.1800-d.1870) – owner (listed in census as David J. Means); Charlotte Agnes Johnston (b.1803-d.1881) – wife of J.D. Means; Rebecca Means (b.1820-d.?) – daughter of J.D. and C.A.J. Means; Hudson Means (b.1821-d.1872) – son of J.D. and Charlotte A.J. Means; Proctor Means (b.1823-?) – son of J.D. and Charlotte A.J. Means; Lida Eliza Means (b.ca.1825-d.?) – daughter of J.D. and C.A.J. Means; Robert McFarland – overseer (1850)

Hays family: Charles Hays (b.1834 – d.1879) – son of G. and A.M.B. Hays, from Boligee Plantation, US Congressman; Margaret Cornelia Minerva “Queen” Ormond Hays – wife of C. Hays (m.1863), purchased Boligee Hill in 1869

 


RESEARCH LEADS AND RECORDS

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MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

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