Briars Plantation

OVERVIEW

Location: Adams County, Mississippi; Natchez
Date Constructed/ Founded: ca. 1820
Associated Surnames: Howell, Senderson
Historical Notes: none
Associated Pages: Brierfield Plantation (Wilkinson Co., MS)


ASSOCIATED ENSLAVED PERSONS

1840: 8 slaves – 1 man, age 24 – 35 (b.1805-1816); 2 girls under age 10 (b.1841-1840); 2 females, age 10 – 23 (b.1817-1830); 1 woman, age 24 – 35 (b.1805-1816); 1 woman, age 36 – 55 (b.1785-1804); 1 woman, age 55 – 100 (b.1740-1785) [1840 US Federal Slave Schedule, Adams Co. MS, Wm. B. Howell]

 

ASSOCIATED FREE PERSONS

Howell family: William Burr Howell (b.1797-d.1863) – owner; Margaret Louise Kemp Howell (b.1805-d.?) – wife (m.?)

Davis family: Jefferson Davis (b.1826-d.1906) – owner of Brierfield Plantation (Wilkinson Co., MS); Varina Anne Banks Howell (b.1826-d.1906) – wife (m.1845), daughter of W.B. and M.L.K. Howell

Senderson family: Dr. Senderson – owner

 


RESEARCH LEADS AND RECORDS

  • None listed yet

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

  • The Briars is currently a bed and breakfast called “The Briars Inn”
  • The Briars is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Varina Howell and Jefferson Davis were married there.

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