Fairview Plantation

OVERVIEW

Location: Greene County, Alabama
Date Constructed/ Founded: not determined
Associated Surnames: Hays, Gould
Historical Notes: George Hays was one of the wealthiest men in Greene County, Alabama. Hays inherited his father’s (Charles Hayes) plantation in Chester County, South Carolina sold off his holdings there, and moved on to newly colonized land in Alabama. By 1838, George Hays had a large estate including about 180 enslaved persons. See Boligee Plantation for more details about this planter.
Associated Pages: Hays’s Mount (Greene Co., AL), Boligee Plantation (Greene Co., AL), Hill of Howth (Greene Co., AL)


ASSOCIATED ENSLAVED PERSONS

1850: 64 slaves [1850 U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules, Greene Co., AL, W.P. Gould]

ASSOCIATED FREE PERSONS

Hays family: George Hays (b.1779 – d.1838) – owner of Hays’s Mount (home plantation), Boligee Plantation, and Fairview Plantation Greene AL; Anne Miller Beville Hays – wife of G. Hays (M.1832)

 

Gould & employees: William P. Gould – owner of Hill Of Howth, executor of the George Hays estate, took possession of the plantations (including Boligee Plantation) and slaves ca. 1839; Joseph C. Carnathan – overseer employed by William P. Gould; William Carnathan – nephew of Joseph C. Carnathan, assistant overseer


RESEARCH LEADS AND RECORDS

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MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

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REFERENCES

  • Schweninger, L. (ed). The Southern Debate Over Slavery: Volume2, Petitions to Southern County Courts 1775 – 1867. University of Illinois, 2008.

 

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