West Oak and Chatham plantations, from P.A. Champomier, Statement of the Sugar Crop Made in Louisiana in 1860-1861...

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Title

West Oak and Chatham plantations, from P.A. Champomier, Statement of the Sugar Crop Made in Louisiana in 1860-1861...

Subject

West Oak Plantation; Chatham Plantation; Louisiana-Sugar; Emily Woolfolk; John R. Thompson

Description

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 was owned by Emily Woolfolk, the widow of Austin Woolfolk, one of the country's most notorious slave traders. Meanwhile, Henry Johnson's Chatham Plantation had been taken over John R. Thompson.

The 125 hogsheads of sugar produced at West Oak and the 185 hogsheads of sugar produced at Chatham on the eve of the Civil War represented the fruit of the unpaid labor of the survivors and their children.

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1861

Contributor

Adam Rothman

Format

Digitized book

Language

English

Type

Book

Identifier

GSA60

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Original Format

Book

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West Oak plantation in Champomier 1860-61.jpg
Chatham plantation in Champomier 1860-61.jpg

Citation

Internet Archive, “West Oak and Chatham plantations, from P.A. Champomier, Statement of the Sugar Crop Made in Louisiana in 1860-1861...,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed March 29, 2017, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/68.

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