Slavery at Rosedown

Slave labor created the wealth, gained through cotton production, every inch of the garden and each structure on the plantation was made possible by slave labor.  No group of people had a larger impact on the creation of Rosedown than the enslaved people.  In 1829 Daniel Turnbull purchased 425 acres, 73 slaves, farming tools and livestock from his sister in law, Ann Barrow.  The total cost was $60,000.  In the following years Daniel added more land and slaves to his holdings and in 1834 began building the house at Rosedown.  This is a list of the names and ages of slaves owned by Daniel Turnbull and Martha Turnbull at Rosedown in 1862.

Paul age 38

Allen age 27

Sol age 23

Treadwell age 28

Henny age 42

Her children

  • Nattie age 1
  • Saheda age 19
  • Cat age 17
  • Edwin age 10
  • Cynthia Ann  age 7

Dolly age 4

Elvira age 27

Her children

  • Denan age 4
  • Julia Ann age 2

Pheobe age 65

her child

  • Luke age 21

Handy age 13

Murray age 12

Rosette age 6

Victoria age 11

Louise age 45

Her children

  • Augusta age 16
  • Amos age 21
  • Silas age 19
  • Stephney age 11
  • Cornelius age 10
  • Leland age 9
  • Hattie age 12

Jack age 63

Bob age 36

Dave age 17

Joe age 13

Old Mary age 65

Hannah age 41

Her children

  • Elizabeth age 12
  • Oscar age 10

Becky age 55

Dick age 29

Skipper Luez age 10

Will age 5

Old Will age 70

Catherine age 24

Her children

  • Jacob 2 mo.

Old Jim age 65

Old Adam age 65

Inbur age 66

Ann age 35

Victoria age 17

Robin age 17

Lucinda age 16

Isette age 16

Caswell age 10

Kelly age 9

Leanna age 8

Old Simon age 68

Comfort age 40

Her children

  • Bazel age 8
  • Gabriel age 7
  • Sophia age 1

Henry age 28

Ben Ramsey age 30

Simon age 25

Anna age 28

Virginia age 12

Levy age 17

Marshal age 35

Hearry Berry age 50

Prudy age 28

Her children

  • Penas age 2
  • Harrius 6 mo.

John age 55

Grace age 50

Jonaky age 48

Little Grace  age 65

Nelson age 11

Thomas age 43

Ben age 46

Esther age 34

Joan age 52

Noah age 49

Catisse age 8

Archy age 50

Fanny age 46

Her children

  • Winny age 3 mo.
  • Arginni age 5
  • Angalee age 3
  • Cynthia age 7

Lavinia age 14

Robert age 48

Louisa age 47

Prenter age not noted

Primus age not noted

Washington age 14

Adelle age 16

Cassy age 11

Randolph age 15

Serena age 1

Old Lizzy age 65

Margaret age 40

Jane age 31

Mary Anne 35

Cele age 60

York age 30

Rathalina age 11

Old Harriet age 70

Old Nat age 70

Old Mitchell age 70

Susie age 38

Patience age 15

Harper age 6

Parine age 13

Frank age 38

Joanna age 18

Virginia age 13

Richmond age 11

Amelia age 9

Rachel age 6

Wilkinson age 40

Dorcas age 55

Albert age 5

Aggy age 44

Rebecca age 10

Annette age 8

Melinda age 21

York age 18 mo,

Fanny Miles  age not noted

Irene age 10

Clansia age 3

Old Clara age 70

Miles age 40

Wilson age 37

Kitty age 45

Old Jim age 66

Simon age 60

Julia age 59

Hampton age 38

Alex age 38

Arington age 5

Titia age 60

Charles age not noted

Jane age 28

Ada age 10

Morris age 18

Leander age 18

Violet age 40

Her children

  • Pompey age 40
  • Adonas age 1
  • Peggy age 7
  • Ambrosia age 4
  • Jacksonia age 1

Mack age 48

Big Ben age 40

Eveline age 38

Her children

  • Nelly age 21
  • Hardy age 17
  • Littleton age 10
  • Sally age 5

Marinette age 60

Maria age 32

Her children

  • Luther age 10
  • Lovengo age 3
  • Pleasant age 5
  • Africa age 9

Luez age 28

Her child

  • Mathew age 4 mo.

Betsy age 38

Caroline age 30

Ailsy age not noted

Augustus age 17

Penny age not noted

Terry age not noted

Mike age not noted

Richard age 40

Jimbo age 23

George age 22

Parris age 25

Richie age 40

Willoughby age 19

Jose age 19

Harry Wade age 46

Ben Poole age 50

 

More names will be added as lists are transcribed and discovered.