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Re: ALABAMA PLANTATIONS

Posted: 15 Jan 2012 9:49AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 Jan 2012 10:00AM GMT
Hello Jarsea,

Many thanks for your kind reply.

Based on the information you supplied, I located three slave holders named Hall in Barbour County, Alabama in the 1860 U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules, at Ancestry.com

One of these men may have held your Hall ancestors in bondage before they were free.

The first enumeration below shows that a John W. Hall kept 10 slaves, quartered in 2 slave houses in the Eastern Division of Barbour County, Alabama. Unfortunately the names of the slaves are not given in the census, which was enumerated on August 7, 1860 by the assistant marshal, Jack Hardman.

Please see below:


Page No. 64

SCHEDULE 2.-Slave Inhabitants in The Eastern Division in the County of Barbour State
of Alabama, enumerated by me, on the 7th day of August, 1860. Jack Hardman Ass't Marshal


Name of Slave Owner: John W. Hall

No of Slave houses: 2


Age Gender

65 Female
50 Male
40 Male
40 Female
20 Male
30 Female
10 Male
11 Male
7 Female
3 Female
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I then located John W. Hall and his family in the 1860 census of free inhabitants in Barbour County, with a Post Office Address of Eufaula. In this enumeration you'll see that John’s real estate holdings are valued at $1,800, while his personal estate is worth $12,000, a large sum of money for the time period.

The census also shows that John and his wife Mary were born in South Carolina, but that their 9 children were born in Alabama:


Page No. 114}

Schedule 1.-Free Inhabitants in The Eastern Division in the County of Barbour State
of Alabama enumerated by me, on the 7th day of August, 1860. Jack Hardman Ass't Marshal.

Post Office: Eufaula

Name, Age, Sex, Color, Occupation, Value of Real Estate, Value of Personal Estate, Place of Birth, Married within the year, Attended School Within the Year
John W Hall, 48, Male, Farmer, $1800, $12,000, S.C.
Mary O Hall, 49, Female, S.C.
Wm W Hall, 21, Male, Farm Hand, Ala
Mary A Hall, 24, Female, Ala
Jane T Hall, 19, Female, Ala
Almira Hall, 18, Female, Ala
Frances Hall, 16, Female, Ala
Irvin G Hall, 15, Male, Ala
John W Hall, 13, Male, Ala, Attended School Within the Year
Ella E Hall, 12, Female, Ala, Attended School Within the Year
Linson H Hall, 10, Male, Ala, Attended School Within the Year
Alex Johnson, 24, Male, Laborer, S.C.

Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Eastern Division, Barbour, Alabama; Roll: M653_1; Page: 392; Image: 393; Family History Library Film: 803001.
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Next is the 1860 slave schedule for R.G. Hall. His slaves were held in a land division known as Beats No. 3 & 12, Barbour County, Alabama. The census shows that R.G. Hall’s 24 slaves were quartered in 4 slave houses. I don’t believe Beats 3 & 12 of Barbour County were situated in Eufaula, but they would not have been far away

This enumeration was conducted by assistant marshal C.M. Tompkins on September 15, 1860.


Page No. 66 & 67

SCHEDULE 2.-Slave Inhabitants in Beats No 3 & 12 in the County of Barbour State
of Alabama, enumerated by me, on the 15th day of September, 1860. C.M. Tompkins Ass't Marshal


Name of Slave Owner: R.G. Hall

No of Slave houses: 4

Age Gender


38 Male

36 Male

30 Male

17 Male

14 Male

9 Male

7 Male

4 Male

2 Male

1 Male

1 Male

42 Female

38 Female

25 Female

22 Female

20 Female

14 Female

12 Female

9 Female

7 Female

4 Female

4 Female

3 Female

1 Female
____


Below is the 1860 census of free inhabitants for the family of Robert G. Hall. He would be the slave holder mentioned in the above record. The census for Robert shows that the Post Office Address for him and his family is Midway, Alabama, and so, his slaves were likely quartered in Midway too. Notice that he has considerable cash values in the in his real estate and personal estate holdings:


Page No. 157 & 158}

Schedule 1.-Free Inhabitants in Beat No. 3 in the County of Barbour State
of Alabama enumerated by me, on the 15th day of September, 1860. H.M. Tompkins Ass't Marshal.

Post Office: Midway


Name, Age, Sex, Color, Occupation, Value of Real Estate, Value of Personal Estate, Place of Birth, Married within the year, Attended School Within the Year

Robt G Hall, 40, Male, Farmer, $10,800, $25,000, Ga
Sarah R Hall, 38, Female, Ga
John R Hall, 16, Male, Ga, Attended school within the year
Mathew W Hall, 14, Male, Ga, Attended school within the year
Samuel T Hall, 11, Male, Ala, Attended school within the year
Mary E Hall, 9, Female, Ala, Attended school within the year
George R Hall, 1, Male, Ala
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The family enumerated just after Robert G. Hall, on Page 158 of the census, is that of 55 year old Mathew Hall and his family. Mathew, who was born in Georgia, also has considerable real estate and personal estate holdings, as you’ll notice in the enumeration below. His Post Office Address is also Midway, Alabama:


Page No. 158


Name, Age, Sex, Color, Occupation, Value of Real Estate, Value of Personal Estate, Place of Birth, Married within the year, Attended School Within the Year

Mathew Hall, 55, Male, Farmer, $23,000, $30,000, Geo
Alpha Hall, 45, Female, Geo
John F. Hall, 16, Male, Geo, Attended school within the year
Frank Hall, 16, Male, Ala, Attended school within the year
Sarah E. Hall, 14, Female, Ala, Attended school within the year
Palestine Hall, 11, Female, Ala, Attended school within the year

Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Beat 3, Barbour, Alabama; Roll: M653_1;
Page: 617; Image: 620; Family History Library Film: 803001.
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Below is the 1860 slave schedule for the 28 slaves owned by Mathew Hall. The slaves were quartered in 6 slave houses in Beats No 3 & 12, Barbour County:


Page No. 67

SCHEDULE 2.-Slave Inhabitants in Beats No 3 & 12 in the County of Barbour State
of Alabama, enumerated by me, on the 17th day of September, 1860. C.M. tompkins Ass't Marshal


Name of Slave Owner: Mathew Hall

No of Slave houses: 6


Age Gender

60 Male

35 Male

26 Male

23 Male

21 Male

13 Male

23 Male

21 Male

16 Male

14 Male

12 Male

9 Male

7 Male

5 Male

8 Male

6 Male

2 Male

51 Female

45 Female

30 Female

30 Female

26 Female

25 Female

18 Female

5 Female

1 Female

10 Female

5 Female

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I also found that a man named H.D. Clayton held slaves in trust for a miner child named C.K. Hall. The location of these slaves is in Clayton, Barbour County:


Page No. 1 Western Division

SCHEDULE 2.-Slave Inhabitants in Clayton Beat 9 in the County of Barbour State
of Alabama, enumerated by me, on the 2nd day of June, 1860. H.M. Tompkins Ass't Marshal


Name of Slave Owner: H.D. Clayton in trust for C.K. Hall, minor

No of Slave houses: 2


Age Gender

24 Male

19 Female

12 Male

10 Male

8 Male

1 Male Mulatto
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You can see where Midway and Clayton were located, in reference to Eufaula, on a Google Map at: http://tinyurl.com/7dvsjgz

Midway can be found northwest of Eufaula along Routes 6 and 82. Clayton is due west of Eufaula, along Route 30.


Next I located 8 people named Hall in the 1866 Alabama State Census of the “Colored Population” of Barbour County, Alabama. Only the heads of households are named in the census returns. Members of a person’s family in this census are listed by age and gender only, unfortunately.

The names of the heads of households in the 1866 census are below. If there is any one of special interest to you in the census, please let me know and I’ll go back to the census for that person to see how many males and females are in the household with him or her. Those named in the census would have been aged 21 years or older.

The 1866 census is from Ancestry.com:


Alabama State Census, 1820-1866


D Hall Colored (Black) 1866 Barbour

J W Hall Colored (Black) 1866 Barbour

Matthew Hall Colored (Black) 1866 Barbour

R.G. Hall Colored (Black) 1866 Barbour

Mrs. R H Hall Colored (Black) 1866 Barbour

Mr. S.T. Hall Colored (Black) 1866 Barbour

Doctor W D Hall Colored (Black) 1866 Barbour

W M Hall Colored (Black) 1866 Barbour

Ancestry.com. Alabama State Census, 1820-1866 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. This collection was indexed by Ancestry.com World Archives Project contributors.

Original data: Alabama State Census, 1820, 1850, 1855 and 1866. Montgomery, Alabama: Alabama Department of Archives & History. Rolls M2004.0008-M2004.0012, M2004.0036-M2004.0050, and M2008.0124.
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Next I wanted to see if John W. Hall, RG Hall, and Mathew Hall were slave owner 10 years earlier, in the 1850 U.S. Slave Schedules. I found all three in the 1850 slave schedules at Ancestry.com, though at the time of the search there seems to have been a problem with the Ancestry search engine, and so I’m not sure if I located all the Halls in Barbour County who may have held slaves in 1850.

The census below shows that John W. Hall owned one, 55 year old female slave in Division No. 23, Barbour County:


1850 U.S. Federal Census - Slave Schedules


SCHEDULE 2.-Slave Inhabitants in Division No. 23 in the County of Barbour State
of Alabama, enumerated by me, on the 24th day of October, 1850. Jack Hardman, Ass't Marshal


Name of Slave Owner: John W. Hall

55 Female Black

Ancestry.com. 1850 U.S. Federal Census - Slave Schedules [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.

Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Seventh Census of the United States, 1850. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850. M432, 1,009 rolls.
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Next are the individual slave schedules for R.G. Hall, who owned 10 slaves, and Matthew Hall, who owned 20 slaves. Like John W. Hall, these slaves were living in Division No. 23, Barbour County. You’ll notice that the youngest slave that Matthew Hall owned was 2 months old:


1850 U.S. Federal Census - Slave Schedules


SCHEDULE 2.-Slave Inhabitants in Division No. 23 in the County of Barbour State
of Alabama, enumerated by me, on the 9th day of October, 1850. Jack Hardman, Ass't Marshal


Name of Slave Owner: R.G. Hall


29 Female Black

27 Female Black

25 Male Black

22 Male Black

12 Female Black

12 Female Black

4 Female Black

4 Female Black

2 Female Black

2 Female Black

Ancestry.com. 1850 U.S. Federal Census - Slave Schedules [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.

Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Seventh Census of the United States, 1850. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850. M432, 1,009 rolls.
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1850 U.S. Federal Census - Slave Schedules


SCHEDULE 2.-Slave Inhabitants in Division No. 23 in the County of Barbour State
of Alabama, enumerated by me, on the 11th day of October, 1850. Jack Hardman, Ass't Marshal

Name of Slave Owner: Matthew Hall



Age Gender

51 Male

18 Male

12 Male

12 Male

10 Male

10 Male

8 Male

3 Male

1 Male

2 M Male

40 Female

35 Female

20 Female

15 Female

15 Female

15 Female

14 Female

14 Female

10 Female

8 Female

Ancestry.com. 1850 U.S. Federal Census - Slave Schedules [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.

Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Seventh Census of the United States, 1850. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850. M432, 1,009 rolls.
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Jarsea, from the 1850 and 1860 slave schedules alone, it’s impossible to tell which one of the Halls had kept your ancestors in bondage. But, because R.G. Hall and Mathew Hall kept the most slaves in Barbour County between the 1850 and 1860 slave schedules, it may have been one of these two men.

I hope this information has been of interest. Once again, thank you for writing.

With Best Wishes for the New Year.

Dave
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