Cornelius Cargill Plantation

OVERVIEW

Location: Claiborne Parish, Louisiana
Date Constructed/ Founded: ca. 1820
Associated Surnames: Cargill, Cornelius, Patterson
Historical Notes: Cornelius Cargill married Anne “Amy” Cornelius in 1796. Anne Cornelius was from a large family that had migrated to Blount Co., AL ca. 1818. Cornelius and Anne had settled in Natchitoches/ Claiborne Co., LA by 1820. Her son Dinsmore Cargill (b.1806 in South Carolina) was a planter in Louisiana with real estate valued at $1000 (by 1850). Dinsmore likely inherited control of the people he enslaved in 1840, Charlotte and Lucy, through his mother Anne Cargill, from his grandfather William Cornelius Sr. of Blount Co., AL.
Associated Pages: William Cornelius Plantation (ALblou00001)
Accession: LAclai00001


ASSOCIATED ENSLAVED PERSONS

Cargill family: Charlotte Cargill (b.1810-d.?) – formerly at the William Cornelius Plantation (Blount Co., AL, ALblou00001); Lucy Cargill (b.1821-1830-d.?) – child of Charlotte Cargill

1830: 2 slaves – 1 boy under age 10 (b.1821-1830); 1 female, age 10 – 23 (b.1807-1820)  [1830 US Federal Census, Claiborne Pa., LA, Cornelius Cargill]

1840: 2 slaves – 1 girl under age 10 (b.1831-1840); 1 woman, age 24 – 35 (b.1805-1816) [1840 US Federal Census, Claiborne Pa., LA, Dinsmore Cargill]

1840: Will of William Cornelius – to Amy Cargill (daughter; already given) – girl Charlotte and her child Lucy; to Jesse Cornelius (son) – boy Isaiah; to Aaron Cornelius (son) – girl Leah and her two children: girl Harlot, boy Lewis; to William Cornelius (son) – two boys (brothers): Jacob and Andrew; to Champion Cornelius (son) – girl Ann and her two children: Ransom and Metilda; to Beverly Cornelius (son) – girl Ester, girl Tener; to Lettice Cook{e} (daughter) – girl Marah; to Tabitha Hays (daughter) – girl Elinar; to Abner Cornelius (son) – boy Stuard [Blogger.com: Roots, Branches, and a Few Nuts]

1860: Female age 50 (b.1810) [1860 U.S. Federal Census – Slave Schedule, Homer, Claiborne Pa., AL, Dinsmore Cargill, 1 total]

ASSOCIATED FREE PERSONS

Cargill family: Cornelius Cargill (b.1770-d.1838) – plantation owner; Anne “Amy” Cornelius Cargill (b.1776-d.1847) – wife (m.1796) of C. Cargill, dau. of W. and L.M. Cornelius (William Cornelius Plantation, Blount Co., AL, ALblou00001); Osborne Cargill (b.1804-d.1849) – son of C. and A.C. Cargill; Caroline Elizabeth Cargill (b.1809-1900) – dau. of C. and A.C. Cargill; Derostus Beverly Cargill (b.1799-d.1855) – son of C. and A.C. Cargill; Caroline Elizabeth Cargill (b.1809-d.?) – dau. of C. and A.C. Cargill; Cynthia Ann Cargill (b.1818-d.?) – dau. of C. and A.C. Cargill

Cargill family: Dinsmore Cargill (b.1806-d.1882) – son of C. and A.C. Cargill; Malinda Patterson Cargill (b.1809-d.1857) – wife (m.?) of D. Cargill; Derostus Beverly Cargill (b.1841-d.1906) – son of D. and M.P. Cargill; James C. Cargill (b.1829-d.?) – son of D. and M.P. Cargill; William T. Cargill (b.1833-d.?) – son of D. and M.P. Cargill; John W. Cargill (b.1835-d.1863) – son of D. and M.P. Cargill; Cornelius Cargill (b.1837-d.1896) – son of D. and M.P. Cargill; Eliza Ann Cargill (b.1844-d.?) – dau. of D. and M.P. Cargill; Louisa Malinda Cargill (b.1847-d.?) – dau. of D. and M.P. Cargill; Dinsmore Cargill (b.1851-d.1910) – son of D. and M.P. Cargill; Eliza A. Whittington Cargill (b.1822-d.?) – wife (m.?) of D. Cargill; Robert H. Cargill (b.1859-d.?) – son of D. and E.A.W. Cargill; Louisa Ann Howell Cargill (b.1821-d.?) – wife (m.?) of D. Cargill


HISTORICAL RECORDS AND DATA

  • 1820 U.S. Federal Census, Natchitoches Pa., Louisiana, USA (Ancestry.com) – Cornelius Cargill (p.4 or 95)
  • 1830 U.S. Federal Census, Claiborne Pa., Louisiana, USA (Ancestry.com) – Osborne Cargill (p.7 or 236); Cornelius Cargill & 2 enslaved persons (p.3 or 234); Derostus B. Cargill (p.3 or 234); Dinsmore Cargill (p.3 or 234)
  • 1840 U.S. Federal Census, Claiborne Pa., Louisiana, USA (Ancestry.com) – Dinsmore Cargill & 2 enslaved persons (p.43 or 111)
  • 1850 U.S. Federal Census, Claiborne Pa., Louisiana, USA (Ancestry.com) – Dinsmore Cargill, planter, household 795 (p.43 or 111)
  • 1840, Will of William Cornelius (Blogger.com: Roots, Branches, and a Few Nuts) – Blount Co., Alabama; Amy Cargill (eldest daughter), Jesse Cornelius (eldest son), Aaron Cornelius (son), William Cornelius (son), Champion Cornelius (son), Beverly Cornelius (son), Lettuce Cook (daughter), Tabitha Hays (daughter), Abner Cornelius (son)

REFERENCES AND DATA SOURCES

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