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Slavery and the Making of AmericaPicture of a plantation house near Social Circle, Georgia
Time and Place Slave Memories Resources The Slave Experience

The Slave Experience: Living
Intro Historical Overview Character Spotlight A Year in the Life Personal Narratives Original Docs
A Year in the Life: Pages from a plantation account book Living Conditions
April June July September October November December January
Daily record of cotton picked on Eustatia Plantation, during the week commencing on the 31st day of December 1860
31 1 2 3 4 5
Kean 1 Corn Corn Foreman " Shop Shop
Joe Thomas 2 Chop Rails Cotton Cotton
Ned Brown 3 Corn Corn Corn Fodder Foreman "
Jim Jenifer 4 Corn Mill Mill Jobbing
Nelson 5 Corn Corn Corn Rails Rails Rails
Green 6 Wagon Wag Wagon Wag
Richmond 7 Corn Corn Chop Pump Fodder Fodder
Claiborne 8 Chop Pump Cotton Cotton
Harrison 9 Corn Corn Forefinger Forefinger Forefinger Forefinger
Lit Peter 10 Wagon Wag. Wagon Wag
Joe Gaines 11 Corn Cotton Cotton Cotton
John 12 Extra Cotton " "
Stepney 13 Fore leg Rails Rails Rails
Jefferson 14 Chop Rails Cotton Cotton
Old Peter 15 Corn Pump " "
Anderson 16 Chop Pump " "
William Camp 17 Chop Rails Rails Rails
Spenser 18 Chop Pump Cotton Cotton
Stephen 19 Chop Pump " "
Montgomery 20 Water Cart Water C " "
Jim Kinney 21 Corn Pump " "
Jerry 22 Chop Pump " "
Ben 23 Chop Pump " "
Dick 24 Corn Mill Shop Shop
Joe Claiborne 25 With Carpenter With Car With Car With Car
Phillip 26 Cart-Ox Rails Cotton Cotton
Wilson 27 Chop Pump " "
Elijah 28 Corn Rails Rails Rails
Jackson 29 Ox wagon Ox wagon Ox wag Ox wag
Clarissa Hall 30 Chopping Corn St Cotton Cotton Cotton
Ellen 31 Ch C St " " "
Betsey Brown 32 Corn " "
Henney 33 Ch. C St " "
Lit Mary 34 Ch Corn Stalk " "
Mary Jones 35 Ch Corn Stalk " " No weight taken
Rhoda 36 Ch Corn Stalk " "
Liddy 37 Ch Corn Stalk " "
Minerva 38 Corn " "
Matilda 39 Ch Corn Stalk " "
Frozene 40 Corn " "
Leah Anne 41 Corn Corn Extra " " No weight taken
Old Maria 42 Spinning Spinning Spin
Maria Anderson 43 Corn Corn Chop Corn Stalk Cotton " Picked about 2500 lbs
Amanda Camp. 44 Corn Corn Chop Corn Stalk " "
Celeste 45 Corn " "
Big Sarah 46 Chop Corn Stalk " "
Lit Amanda 47 Chop Corn Stalk " "
Eliza Anne 48 Corn " "
Patsey Anne 49 Corn " "
Betsey Uslem 50 Corn " "
Caroline 51 Chop Corn Stalk " "
Sarah 52 " " "
Susan 53 " " "
Lit Clarissa 54 " " "
Lit Patsey 55 " " "
Lit Sarah 56 " " "
Abe 57 Cart boy Cart boy Cartboy
Basil 58 Corn Fodder Fodder
Polly 59 Spinning Spin Spin
Phillis 60 Nurse Nurse Nurse
Anica 61 Cook Cook Cook
Tom 62 Carpenter Carpenter Carpenter
63 7 loads 8 loads 5 loads 1500 2145 2500
500 lbs Cotton picked also 4145
6645
Amount previously picked = 516,650

Picked this week = 6,645

= 523,295
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