Grassdale Plantation

OVERVIEW

Location: Greene County, Alabama; city of Eutaw
Date Constructed/ Founded: ca. 1817 or 1819
Associated Surnames: Cobb, Coleman, Johnson
Historical Notes: John Coleman traveled from Edgecombe Co., NC to newly established Greene County, AL in 1817 with Trim, a man enslaved by the Coleman family. Trim to tended the corn crop while John Coleman returned to North Carolina to bring his family to Alabama in 1819. Coleman’s land grant was signed by President James Monroe in 1824.
Associated Pages: none


ASSOCIATED ENSLAVED PERSONS

Trim – enslaved man who traveled with John Coleman from NC to AL to establish Grassdale Plantation

1840: 75 slaves – 11 boys under age 10 (b.1841-1840); 12 males, age 10 – 23 (b.1817-1830); 12 men, age 24 – 35 (b.1805-1816); 4 men, age 36 – 54 (b.1786-1804); 2 men, age 55 – 100 (b.1740-1785); 13 girls under age 10 (b.1841-1840); 8 females, age 10 – 23 (b.1817-1830); 8 women, age 24 – 35 (b.1805-1816); 5 women, age 36 – 55 (b.1785-1804) [1840 US Federal Census (Slave Schedule), Greene Co., AL, John Coleman]

1850: 37 slaves [1850 US Federal Census (Slave Schedule), Greene Co., AL, John Coleman]

1860: 9 slaves, 4 slave houses [1860 US Federal Census (Slave Schedule), Eutaw, Greene Co., AL, Rhoda Coleman]
1860: 2 slaves, 1 slave house [1860 US Federal Census (Slave Schedule), Eutaw, Greene Co., AL, R. Coleman]
1860: 70 slaves, 16 slave houses [1860 US Federal Census (Slave Schedule), Eutaw, Greene Co., AL, Wiley Coleman]
1860: 39 slaves, 11 slave houses [1860 US Federal Census (Slave Schedule), Eutaw, Greene Co., AL, James C. Coleman]
1860: 8 slaves, 3 slave houses [1860 US Federal Census (Slave Schedule), Eutaw, Greene Co., AL, Bestor Coleman]
Notes: Rhoda, R. and Wiley enumerated next to each other; James and Bestor enumerated next to each other

ASSOCIATED FREE PERSONS

Coleman family: John Coleman (b.1781-d.1852) – owner; Rhoda Cobb Coleman (b.1791-d.1863) – wife (m.1807); James Cobb Coleman (b.1810-d.1868) – son; Mary Ann Coleman (b.1814-d.1843) – daughter;  Rebecca Coleman (b.1815-d.1891) – daughter; Wiley Coleman (b.1819-d.1892) – son; John Allen Coleman (b.1823-d.1843) – son; Charles R. Coleman (b.1825-d.1840) – son; Daniel Perrin Bester Coleman (b.1827-d.1857) – son; Rhoda Elizabeth Coleman (b.1829-d.1900)- daughter; Martha Jane Coleman (b.1833-d.1868) – daughter; Eliza Coleman – daughter

Johnson family: James H. Johnson – overseer (1850)


RESEARCH LEADS AND RECORDS

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MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION


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