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RFOFB-R30-F161 Chatham Plantation Final Pay Roll 1865.pdf
This document from the Freedmen's Bureau is a record of the wages paid to the freed people on John R. Thompson's Chatham Plantation in Ascension Parish in 1865. The freed people included ex-slaves of the Maryland Jesuits who had been sold to Henry…

RFOFB-R40-F554 Chatham Plantation Agreement with Freedmen 1865.pdf
This document records an agreement between John R. Thompson, the owner of Chatham Plantation, and the freedmen on the plantation, including people who had been sold to Henry Johnson (the former owner of Chatham) by the Maryland Jesuits in 1838, and…

Johnson to Key 1844.pdf
After being sold to Henry Johnson in 1838, many of the Maryland Jesuit slaves transported to Johnson's Chatham Plantation were sold again by Johnson, who ran into financial difficulty. Johnson sold a half share of his property to Philip Barton Key in…

Chatham plantation from Norman's Chart.jpg
"Norman's chart of the lower Mississippi River," published in 1858, is a remarkable map of all the plantations along the Mississippi River from Natchez to New Orleans. Included on this map is John R. Thompson's Chatham Plantation in Ascension Parish…

West Oak plantation in Champomier 1860-61.jpg
P.A. Champomier published an annual record of the sugar crop in Louisiana. This edition, for 1860-1861, lists the two plantations to which the Maryland Jesuit slaves were sold in 1838, West Oak and Chatham. By 1861, Jesse Batey's West Oak Plantation…
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