Kinchen Mayo Plantation


Location: Lavaca County, Texas
Date Constructed/ Founded: ca. 1850
Associated Surnames: Knight, Mayo
Historical Notes: Census records suggest that this Texas plantation was established around 1850, after Kinchen Knight migrated from Edgecombe County, North Carolina where he married Nancy Knight (also from Edgecombe Co., NC) in 1826. Before arriving in Texas, the family had lived in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi where Nancy had received ownership of several enslaved persons from her father’s plantation in North Carolina (Willis Knight Plantation). One of the formerly enslaved families remained in Lavaca Co. TX after emancipation (1870).
Associated Pages: Willis Knight Plantation (Edgecombe Co., NC)


Mayo familyCharlotte “Cherry” Mayo(b.1807-d.?); Aaron Mayo (b.1840-d.?) – son; Celia “Selah” Mayo (b.1845-d.?) – dau.; James Mayo (b.?-d.?) – son


1845: To Nancy Mayo (daughter, in Mississippi) – Carry and child Betty (already received), Cherry and three children AaronCelia, and James [Will of Willis Knight, 1845]

1850: Male age 50 (b.1800), Female age 48 (b.1802), Female age 30 (b.1820), Male age 12 (b.1838), Female age 9 (b.1841), Male age 7 (b.1843) [United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850, Lavaca Co., TX, Kinchen Mayo]

1860: Male age 60 (b.1800), Female age 55 (b.1805), Female age 38 (b.1822), Male age 21 (b.1839), Male age 18 (b.1842), Female age 17 (b.1843) [United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1860, Lavaca Co., TX, Kinchen Mayo]


Mayo family: Kinchen Mayo (b.1805-d.?) – owner; Nancy Knight Mayo (b.1790-d.?) – wife (m.1826), dau. of W. and S.F. Knight, Willis Knight Plantation (Edgecombe Co., NC); William H. Mayo (b.?-d.?) – son; Micajah Mayo (b.?-d.?) – son; Harmon Mayo (b.1836-d.?) – son; James Lawrence Mayo (b.1838-d.?) – son; Robert K. Mayo (b.1842-d.?) – son; Mary E. Mayo (b.1844-d.?) – dau.; Catherine Mayo (b.?-d.?) – dau.



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  • Rootsweb World Connect Project: LANCASTER, SEWELL and Related Families (Kinchen Mayo, ID: I13051).
  • Find A Grave Memorial: Kinchen Mayo.

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