Long Island of Holston Plantation

OVERVIEW

Location: Kingsport, Sullivan County, Tennessee; on the Holston River
Date Constructed/ Founded: ~1810
Associated Surnames: Woods, Netherland
Historical Notes: Long Island on the Holston is an area located on the historic route of the “Great Indian Warrior Path.” This route was traveled by the Cherokees and early traders and settlers. Long Island served as a neutral area for settling tribal disputes. White ‘ownership’ of Long Island began with William Cocke, who then sold it to Samuel Woods in 1776. However, the Cherokee claim was supported by the Long Island of the Holston Treaty of 1777. Later, the Cherokees ceded the island in the Dearborn Treaty of 1806. Samuel Woods’ ownership was passed to his heirs (daughters) and the Woods family began to occupy the land in ~1810. Margaret Woods Netherland and her husband Richard Netherland, who had migrated from Virginia with a large family and about 12 slaves, accepted ownership and planned a 814-acre plantation. The island supported agriculture until the mid-1920s.
Associated Pages: James Rogan Plantation (Tippah Co., MS)


ASSOCIATED ENSLAVED PERSONS

1810 (Virginia): 25 slaves [1810 United States Federal Census, Powhatan Co., Virginia, Richard Netherland]

Luvenia Netherland

Netherland family: Jordan Netherland (b.1814-d.?) – son of Richard Netherland (slave owner, b.1764) and Luvenia Netherland; Jane Lynn Netherland – wife of J. Netherland (m.1837); Sarah Netherland (b.1839) – daughter of J. and J.L. Netherland

1830: 1 male under age 10, 1 male 10-23, 2 males 24-35, 1 male 55-99, 1 female 24-35, 1 female 36-54 [1830 United States Federal Census, Sullivan Co., TN, Richard Netherland — note: probably Richard Netherland Jr. who is the only white male, and is age 15 – 19]

1840: 1 male under age 10, 1 male 10-23, 2 males 36-54, 1 female under 10, 1 female 10-23 [1840 United States Federal Census, Sullivan Co., TN, G.W. Netherland]

ASSOCIATED FREE PERSONS

Woods family: Samuel Woods – purchased the land in 1776

Netherland family: Richard Netherland (b.1764-d.1832) – planter from Virginia; Margaret Woods Netherland (b.1768-d.?) – wife of R. Netherland (m.1792), daughter of Samuel Woods;  William Netherland (b.1808-d.1809) – son of R. and M.W. Netherland

Rockhold family: William R. Rockhold (b.1778-d.1850); Harriet Netherland Rockhold (b.1793.-d.1895) – daughter of R. and M.W. Netherland, wife of W.R. Rockhold (m.1815)

Rockhold family: Thomas Rockhold; Maria Netherland Rockhold (b.1795-d.1858) – daughter of R. and M.W. Netherland, wife of T. Rockhold (m.1829)

Netherland family: Samuel Woods Netherland (b.1796-d.1832) – son of R. and M.W. Netherland; Anna Wassom Netherland (b.1793-d.1828) – wife of S.W. Netherland (m.1819); Sarah Ann Netherland (b.1820) – daughter of S.W. and A.W. Netherland; Margaret Netherland (b.1822); Robert Glen Netherland (b.1823) – son of S.W. and A.W. Netherland; Creed Fulton Netherland (b.1825) – son of S.W. and A.W. Netherland; Margaret “Peggy” Rhea – second wife of S.W. Netherland (m.1829)

Cloud family: Benjamin Cloud (b.1778-d.?); Nancy Netherland Cloud – daughter of R. and M.W. Netherland, wife of B. Cloud (m.1815)

Netherland family: George Washington Netherland (b.1800-d.1869) – son of R. and M.W. Netherland; Nancy Rutledge Netherland (b.1806-d.1845) – wife of G.W. Netherland (m.1829)

Netherland family: Richard Netherland (b.1802-d.1842) – son of R. and M.W. Netherland; Catherine Rogan Netherland – wife of R. Netherland (m.1822)

Netherland family: James Woods Netherland (b.1804-d.1848) – son of R. and M.W. Netherland; Anne Virginia Lipscombe Netherland – wife of J.W. Netherland (m.1828)

Lynn family: James Lynn; Margaret W. Netherland Lynn (b.1806-d.?) – wife of J. Lynn (m.1824), daughter of R. and M.W. Netherland

Rogan family: James Rogan (b.1797-d.1885) – owner of James Rogan Plantation; Sarah Netherland Rogan (b.1806-d.1854) – daughter of R. and M.W. Netherland; wife of J. Rogan (m.1822)

Netherland family: John Netherland (b.1808-d.1887) – son of R. and M.W. Netherland; Susan Coffin McKinney Netherland (b.1818-d.1887) – wife of J. Netherland (m.1839); Elizabeth Netherland (b.1841) – daughter of J. and S.C.M Netherland; Margaret N. Netherland (b.1847)  – daughter of J. and S.C.M Netherland; Mary Netherland (b.1850) – duaghter of J. and S.C.M Netherland; John M. Netherland (b.1854) – son of J. and S.C.M Netherland


RESEARCH LEADS AND RECORDS

None noted yet


MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

  • Netherland Inn – Originally built as King’s Boarding House in 1802 by William King. The site was designed to be used as a boatyard to ship the salt produced by King’s enterprise. Richard Netherland bought the building in 1818 and developed it into the structure as it exists today: a 3-story building with an inn and a tavern on Great Old Stage Road.

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