Windsor Plantation

OVERVIEW

Location: Claiborne County, Mississippi [1840 Census, Claiborne, Mississippi, T. Freeland, page 68; 1860, Claiborne County MS District 1, page 417B, T. Freeland]
Date Constructed/ Founded: not determined
Associated Surnames: Buckner, Dorman, Freeland, Green, Johnson, McAllister, McIntosh, Peterson, Smothers
Historical Notes: none
Associated Pages: Buckland Plantation (Washington Co., MS)


ASSOCIATED ENSLAVED PERSONS

Smothers family: James “Jim” Smothers (b.1808-d.?); Patsy Smothers (b.1807-d.?); Priscilla SmothersNed Smothers; Little Jim Smothers; Cordelia Smothers; Little Patsy Smothers; Little Rachel Smothers; Elisha Smothers (b.1847-d.?); Julia Smothers (b.1850-d.?) [T. Freeland Estate 1856 – Lot 1; 1870 Census, Hinds Co., MS, J. Smothers]

McIntosh family: Bill McIntosh [T. Freeland Estate 1856 – Lot 1]

Freeland family: Gregg; Kate; Henry [T. Freeland Estate 1856 – Lot 1]

Green family: Jim Green; Jacob; Harry Thomas; Abram; Susan; Nancy [T. Freeland Estate 1856 – Lot 1]

McAllister family: Bill McAllister; Hannah and child; Mary [T. Freeland Estate 1856 – Lot 1]

Dorman family: Manuel Dorman; Sally and child; Alick [T. Freeland Estate 1856 – Lot 1]

Freeland family: Ephraim; Charity and child; Keziah; Minta; Isaac [T. Freeland Estate 1856 – Lot 1]

Freeland family: Old George; Rachel and child; Little George; Eli; John; Bob; Hatty; Bradley; Milly [T. Freeland Estate 1856 – Lot 1]

Freeland family: Priscilla and infant [T. Freeland Estate 1856 – Lot 1]

Smothers family: Bill Smothers; Henny; Mary; Ed; Billy; Lizzy; George; Miah [T. Freeland Estate 1856 – Lot 2]

Freeland family: Ferdinand; Moses; Zilpah; Fanny, Joshua [T. Freeland Estate 1856 – Lot 2]

Johnson family: Fanny Johnson; Old Hinderson; Washington; Young Hinderson; Charles [T. Freeland Estate 1856 – Lot 2]

Freeland family: Ann; Aaron; Henry; Joe; Olive; Ann; Minerva [T. Freeland Estate 1856 – Lot 2]

Freeland family: Josh; Sally; Julia [T. Freeland Estate 1856 – Lot 2]

Peterson family: Jim Peterson; Barbara; Bill [T. Freeland Estate 1856 – Lot 2]

Freeland family*: Sylbie and Gus; Tom; Jim Mof [T. Freeland Estate 1856 – Lot 2; *note – listed as individuals, not as a group]

Freeland family: Charles; Sarah Ann; [T. Freeland Estate 1856 – Lot 2]

1840: 79 slaves – 14 boys, under age 10 (b.1831-1840); 11 boys, age 10 – 23 (b.1817-1830); 12 men, age 24 – 35 (b.1805-1816); 4 men, age 36 – 54 (b.1786-1804); 13 girls, under age 10 (b.1831-1840); 8 girls, age 10 – 23 (b.1817-1830); 8 women, age 24 – 35 (b.1805-1816); 8 women, age 36 – 54 (b.1786-1804); 1 woman age 100 or over (b.~1740) [1840 United States Federal Census, Claiborne Co., MS,Thomas Freeland]

1856: Will and Estate of Thomas Freeland (deceased)

List 1: Annie and child ($900); Henry (800); Olly (500); Jo (700); Ann (500); Minerva (300); Henderson (300); Fannie Johnson (150); Henderson (1300); Washington (1100); Charles (1100); Maria (350); Alfred (1400); Martha and small baby (1300); Ellen (200); Deny (1400); Caroline (300); Manuel (200); Jim Green (550); Elsy (550); Tilly (600); Henry (500); Amy (400); George [–tow?] (200); Rachel and baby (900); George (1400)

List 2: Penny and child ($1200); Ely (600); John (500); Robert (400); Hatty (300); Debby (300); Bill Smothers (1500); Hanny and baby (1000); George (400); Greg (1600); Mary (300); Elizabeth (700); Billy (900); Edward (1000); Manurl (1300); Sally and child (1000); Elick (200); Alana (300); Louis (150); Charity and baby (1200); Kesiah (800); Minta (700); Isaac (900); Jim Peters (1100); Barbara and child (1000); Billy (250)

List 3: Ephram [?] ($900); Davy (1400); Levin (1600); Louvisa and child (1400); Sam (300); Henny (200); Nancy (700); Susan (400); Abraham (1400); Bill Mack (1800); Hannah and baby (1400); Bill M. Alister (1300); Mary (250); Seby (1100); Gus (250); Mose (1300); Tom (1300); Jim Smothers (1000); Patsy (500); Jim (1400); Cordelia (1100); Little Patsy (800); Rachel (700); Lubert (550); Kate (1100); Henry (1000); Ferdinand (1600)

List 4: Selph ($800); Prissa and child (1000); Old Tilly (100); Fanny Prisom (100); Joshua (300); Silas (1300); Malinda and child (1100); Margaret (1200); Dread (1000); Pathan (700); Joshua (1200); Sally (600); Julert (200); Jim Carter (1300); Liza and child (1200); Jim (200); Wim (200); Martha Ann (400); Charles (800); George (1100); Charles (300); Bill [Wed–?] (500); Harriet (600); Jim Morse (1000); Dick (500)

1860: 76 slaves – FREELAND, Thomas, Dist. 1, page 417B

ASSOCIATED FREE PERSONS

Freeland family: Thomas Freeland (b.1787-d.1855) – son of Frisby Freeland (migrant from Maryland); Emily Willis Freeland (b.1792-d.1814) – wife

Buckner family: Robert Hawes Buckner (b.1802-d.1845) – ex-Chancellor of Mississippi; Sarah Frisby Freeland Buckner (b.1813-d.1892) – owner, wife (m.1830), dau. of T. and E.W. Freeland, see Buckland Plantation (Washington Co., MS)


RESEARCH LEADS AND RECORDS

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MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

  • Frisby Freeland (d.1817), grandfather of Sarah F. Freeland Buckner, migrated from Maryland to Mississippi and developed a cotton plantation on 2200 acres of land north of Brainsburg in Claiborne County. He gave his daughters (Mrs. William Chew and Mrs. Sarah Johnson) large tracts of land near Washington and Rodney, gave his sons Thomas (Sarah’s father) and Augustin the home plantation, and gave each of this children large numbers of slaves. [Biographical and Historical Memoirs of MS]
  • 1845 – Robert H. Buckner was buried in the Freeland Cemetery on Windsor Plantation [Ancestry.com. Alabama, Surname Files Expanded]
  • 1850 – Sarah Freeland Buckner and her children were enumerated with her father Thomas Freeland in Claiborne Co, MS in 1850 [US Federal census] after her husband’s (R.H. Buckner) death (1845)
  • 1892 – Will of Sarah F. Freeland Buckner requests that graves of family on Windsor Plantation be put in order

REFERENCES

  • Rootsweb World Connect Project: Stirk-London Families. http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=stirk15apr2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial: Sarah Freeland Buckner. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/57680844/sarah-buckner
  • Branton, K. and Wade, A. Early Mississippi Records: Issaquena Co. & Washington Co., 1827-1900, Vol. II. Pioneer Publishing Co. 2001.
  • Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Mississippi. Vol. 1.Godspeed Publishing Company, Mississippi. 1891.
  • Blake, T. Claiborne County, Mississippi: Largest Slaveholders from 1860 Slave Census Schedule. https://sites.rootsweb.com/~ajac/msclaiborne.htm
  • Ancestry.com. Alabama, Surname Files Expanded, 1702–1981 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.
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