Final Pay Roll, Chatham Plantation, Ascension Parish, La., December 31, 1865

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Title

Final Pay Roll, Chatham Plantation, Ascension Parish, La., December 31, 1865

Subject

Emancipation; Freedmen--Wages

Description

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 Johnson (the former owner of Chatham) in 1838, and the children of those who were sold.

Creator

National Archives, Washington, D.C.

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1865-12-31

Contributor

Adam Rothman, Chris Seeling, Elsa Barraza Mendoza. Thanks to Richard Cellini and Judy Riffel of the Georgetown Memory Project for bringing these records to our attention.

Relation

GSA73Agreement with Freedmen, Chatham Plantation, February 2, 1865

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Payroll

Identifier

GSA74

Text Item Type Metadata

Text

Final Pay

Final Pay Roll of Laborers, Employed by John R. Thompson & Co

Names Class Time Wages Amt Amt Amt Amt Amt

Mnth Mnth Year 1 Q 2Q 3Q Final

Robert Irons 2nd 8 8.65 10.85 10.60 Disch

John Harress " 9.14 70.00 8.30 10.00 10.90 45.80

Caleb Cutters " 9.17 " 77.10 8.45 11.25 11.75 55.28

Henry Jones " 9.24 1/2 " 79.35 8.65 11.90 11.60 49.63

Ben Thompson " 9.4 1/2 " 70.38 8.75 11.40 8.80 41.38

William Harrison " 9.21 " 84.28 8.75 11.90 108.0 52.83

Grafton Rawlins " 10. 1/2 " 82.65 8.75 11.90 11.85 50.15

Jackson Ford " 9.3 1/2 " 65.28 8.75 10.15 8.90 37.48

Henry Johnson " 9.7 1/2 " 67.35 8.60 11.75 10.15 36.85

John Francis " 9.15 " 75.15 8.75 11.20 10.90 44.30

Richard Jones " 9.12 " 73.80 8.75 11.35 11 42.30

William Harrison Jr " 9 " 68.20 8 10.35 10.90 38.95

Alleviges Harrison " 8.23 1/2 " 56.35 8.75 7.60 Lost 40.

time

Anthony Johnson 3rd 9.1 6 52.90 6.60 8.65 7.15 30.50

Camile Kergiman(?) 2nd 9.5 8 70.40 8.65 10.90 9.85 41.

Burnet Dorsey " 9.17 " 74.25 8.75 10.15 11.85 43.50

Thomas Riley " 10. 1/2 " 81.75 8.25 11.90 11.85 49.75

Green Field " 9.22 " 80.90 8.65 11.90 11.60 48.75

Henry Raulins " 9.18(?) " 74.90 8.75 11.90 9 45.25

Arnold Jones 1st 9.24(?) 10           112.35 10.95 14.90 15. 71.50

Stephen Randolph " 9.19 "           109.10 10.95 13.50 14.90 69.75

Peter Morgan 2nd 9.18 8 76.85 8. 15. 11.70 11. 46.

Bazil Lord " ------ " ------ ------ 8.25 11.90 Disch

John Brown " ------ " ------ 8.45 11.75 6.90 Disch

Peter Ware 3 9.24 4.38 35 4.35 5.65 5.60 22.75

Thomas Nolin 3rd 9.8 6 ------ ------ 6.55 7.10 Disch

Moses Harrison " 9.8 4.32 65 4.35 5. 60 4.80 7.90

Peter Jones " 5.50

Mastain(?) " 9

Matilda Brown 2nd 9.12 6. 51 45 5.25 8.85 7.40 29.95

Elizabeth Hill " 7.5 " 31.30 5.70 5.80 6.90 12.90

Rebecca Randolph 3rd 9.8 1/2 5 42.15 5.25 6.90 6.25 23.75

Harriet Cambell 2nd 6 ------ 6.20 7.35 Stopped

Work

Maria Francis " 8.2 " 46.35 6.45 8 7.45 24.45

Rose Harress " 9.2 1/2 " 49.60 6.45 6.85 8.10 28.20

Adele Harress 3rd 9.10 5 17. 4.10 6.60 6.30

Milly Morgan " 9.6 " 38.80 8.15 5.80 6.25 21.60

Jane Brown 2nd 6 ------ 6.45 6.50 1.35 ------

Kitty Hill " 9.9 5 41.60 5.40 7.20 6.25 22.75

Martha Mahony " 8.9 6 36.05 6.30 7.05 7.70 25

Kitty Mitchell 3rd 9.24 1/2 5 49.35 5.50 7.40 7.25 29.20

Virginia Hill " 5 ------ 5.50 5.20 1.40



Parish of Ascension

Dec 31st 1865

I testify upon honor that the above Pay Roll is correct, and that I have this day settled with all the Laborers in my employ, and paid them in accordance with existing Gen. Orders from Head Quarters, Dept. of the Gulf.

John R. Thompson Co. [Signature]

Approved [Signature] Parish of Ascension



Notes on table

Time of commencing work: Feb 20th, 1865

Date of Settlement: Dec 31, 1865


Observations:

  1. Robert Irons- Discharged+paid

  2. Bazil Lord- Discharged+paid

  3. Thomas Nolin- Discharged+paid

  4. Harriet Cambell- Quit work before the end of year, paid for her work

  5. Adele Harress- Worked in the house most of her time

  6. Jane Brown- Sick most of time

  7. Martha Mahony- Quit Work

Original Format

Payroll record

Files

Citation

National Archives, Washington, D.C., “Final Pay Roll, Chatham Plantation, Ascension Parish, La., December 31, 1865,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed September 24, 2018, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/82.

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