Edmond Greer Plantation

OVERVIEW

Location: Carroll County, MS; town of Duck Hill; County later changed to Montgomery
Date Constructed/ Founded: ca. 1830
Associated Surnames: Greer, Perkins, Reese, Randle, Gordin, Murphy
Historical Notes: Edmond P. Greer was born in 1788 in Pulaski County, Georgia. He married Frances Hodnett in Greene County, Georgia (1810). Greer owned about 280 acres of land and held several slaves in Mississippi. Early census records show E.P. Greer’s family and enslaved persons living in Lowndes County but Lowndes, which included a large area stretching through half the sate from west to east, was divided up by 1833 and the farthest western area became Carroll (see the interactive map at http://www.mapofus.org/_iframe/ms-maps.htm). In 1853, nineteen enslaved persons were given to his children, many of whom were his married daughters. In 1856, one of the heirs Daniel D. Murphy sold his property and inheritance (which included land and two enslaved persons Green and John) for cash, and gave the proceeds to the children of his sister-in-law Mary Greer Perkins.
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ASSOCIATED ENSLAVED PERSONS

1830: 16 slaves – 3 boys under age 10 (b.1831-1830); 2 males, age 10 – 23 (b.1807-1820); 1 girl under age 10 (b.1831-1830); 1 female, age 10 – 23 (b.1807-1820); 1 woman, age 36 – 54 (b.1776-1794); 8 women over age 100 (b.bef.1730) [1830 US Federal Census, Lowndes Co., MS, Edmond Greer]

1837: 12 male slaves, 4 female slaves [Mississippi, State and Territorial Census, 1837, Lowndes Co., MS, Edmund Greer]

1840: 22 slaves – 3 boys under age 10 (b.1831-1840); 5 males, age 10 – 23 (b.1817-1830); 1 man, age 24 – 35 (b.1805-1816); 5 girls under age 10 – (b.1831-1840); 6 females, age 10 – 23 (b.1817-1830); 2 women, age 24 – 35 (b.1805-1816) [1840 US Federal Census, Lowndes Co., MS, Edmund Greer]

1850: Group 1 – Male age 30 (b.1820), Male age 28 (b.1822), Male age 28 (b.1822); Group 2 – Male age 40 (b.1810), Male age 35 (b.1815), Female age 16 (b.1834), Female age 16 (b.1834); Group 3 – Female age 60 (b.1790), Female age 45 (b.1805), Female age 25 (b.1825), Male age 21 (b.1829), Male age 22 (b.1828), Male age 12 (b.1838), Male age 7 (b.1843), Male age 7 (b.1843), Male age 8 (b.1842), Female age 6 (b.1844), Male age 3 (b.1847), Male age 2 (b.1848), Male age 1 (b.1849), Male age 12 (b.1838) [1850 US Federal Census (Slave Schedule), Carroll Co., MS, Edmund Greer]

1853: To Asel Greer (son) – Nero, Henderson (boy); To Erasmus Kuce (Reese) for his wife (son-in-law, husband of Matilda Greer Reese) – Isaac, Jenny & Haywood; To B.F. Greer (son) – Frank, George; To D.D. Murphy (son-in-law) – Green, old John; To Joshua Greer (son-in-law) – ThomasBen; To T.H. Gordon (son-in-law): Bill, Sam; To E.P. Greer (son) – Betsy & child Violet; To Payton Randal (son-in-law) – Jane, young Nel & Martha [Estate of Edmond Greer, 1853]

ASSOCIATED FREE PERSONS

Greer family: Edmond Petus Greer (b.1788-d.1852) – owner; Frances Hodnett Greer (b.1791-d.1859) – wife (m.1810), daughter of B. Hodnett and E.W.C. “Betsey” Hodnett; Asel Greer (b.1811-d.?) – son; William Franklin Greer (b.1813-d.1864) – son; Benjamin Franklin Greer (b.1815-d.1865) – son; Eliza Isabella Greer (b.1827-d.?) – daughter; Edmund Petty Greer (b.1833-d.?) – son

Perkins family: Thomas G. Perkins; Mary Haynes Greer Perkins (b.1817-d.1848) – wife, daughter of E. and F.H. Greer

Greer family: Robert Joshua Greer; Elizabeth Collier Greer (b.1818-d.?) – wife, daughter of E. and F.H. Greer

Reese family: Erasmus Reese; Matilda Greer Reese (b.1820-d.?) – wife, daughter of E. and F.H. Greer

Randle family: Peyton Randle; Emily Jane Greer Randle (b.1822-d.?) – wife, daughter of E. and F.H. Greer; resided in Lowndes County, Mississippi in 1850

Gordin family: James Hiram Gordin; Lucy Ann Greer Gordin (b.1824-d.?) – wife, daughter of E. and F.H. Greer

Murphy family: Daniel Duff Murphy; Frances Laura Greer Murphy (b.1825-d.?) – wife, daughter of E. and F.H. Greer


RESEARCH LEADS AND RECORDS

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MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

  • Land Purchases recorded for Edmund Greer: (Land Act of 1820); 1835 – 40 acres; 1841 – 79.89 and 159.79 acres

REFERENCES

  • Wiltshire, B.C. Carroll County Mississippi Estate Records 1840-1890. 1997. Pioneer Publishing Company. (Estate of Edmond Greer)
  • 1853 Estate of Edmond Greer (Duck Hill, Carroll Co. planter), from Stephen Hanks (author of “Ackee Tree”)
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 18 June 2018), memorial page for Edmond Greer (13 Apr 1788–9 Sep 1852), Find A Grave Memorial no. 42153914, citing Edmond Greer Cemetery, Vaiden, Carroll County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Beth Austin (contributor 46931774).
  • Mississippi State and Territorial Censuses, 1792-1866. Microfilm V229. 3 rolls. Heritage Quest.
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