Reed Plantation

OVERVIEW

Location: Chicot County, Arkansas
Date Constructed/ Founded: not determined
Associated Surnames: Alexander, Beasley, Phipps, Reed, Taliaferro, Tolliver
Historical Notes: none
Associated Pages: Taliaferro Plantation (Copiah Co., MS)


ASSOCIATED ENSLAVED PERSONS

1849 – 1855: From the narrative of Lucretia Alexander, ex-slave

Beasley family: John Beasley (b.1775-1781-d.1881) – of Virginia, sold five times for rebellious behavior against his masters and ended up in Claiborne Co., MS, finally purchased by Susan Reed ($1500.00) under the condition that Agnes come to Arkansas as well (ca.1855); Agnes Taliaferro Beasley (b.1792-1794-d.1865) – wife, born in Washington Co., VA, daughter of Washington (a free Indian man) and a slave woman, owned by William Q. Taliaferro and later bequeathed to Peach; Lucretia Taliaferro Alexander (b.1849-d.?) – daughter of J. and A.T. Beasley, owned by Peach R. Taliaferro, then by Susan Reed; Unnamed son and daughter – L.T. Alexander mentioned an older brother and sister in her narrative

ASSOCIATED FREE PERSONS

Reed family: Mr. Reed (b.?-d.1839) – owner; Susan Ann Chapman Taliaferro (Tolliver) Reed (b.1815-d.?) – wife, widow of William Q. Taliaferro (m.1839); Peachy Ridgway Taliaferro (b.1840-d.~1860) – son of W.Q. and S.A.C. Taliaferro

Phipps family: Tom Phipps – overseer; Martha Ann Phipps – daughter of T. Phipps (white) and a black woman (unknown)


RESEARCH LEADS AND RECORDS

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MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

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REFERENCES

  • Voices From Slavery: 100 Authentic Slave Narratives. Edited by Yetman, Norman R. pp 11-14.
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