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March 3, 2015 by elhseven

Cash Point Plantation, Caddo & Bossier Parishes

Cash Point plantation served as one of the main docking points for steamers navigating down the Red River in Northwest Louisiana. This mainly cotton plantation, originally owned by George Oglethorpe Gilmer in 1839, consisted of Section 29, Township 19, Range 13. George later expanded the plantation to Section 25, Township 19, Range 14. He then expanded further by purchasing Section 30 and parts of Section 25. George eventually bought 5 acres from his son’s, James Blair Gilmer, Buckhall plantation to piece it all together. In 1849, Cash Point expanded to 1,350 acres and George O. Gilmer deeded the land to his 3 children: George Edmond Gilmer, Mary Ann Elizabeth Gilmer Sandidge and Sarah “Sally” Mildred Gilmer Spyker before his death. In 1854, George E. Gilmer sold his interest to his 2 sisters. Sally received the east side of the plantation, 687 acres, situated in Bossier and Mary received 320 acres on the west side in Caddo which later became known as Shady Grove plantation. In 1857, Cash Point was owned by Thomas Degraffenried and he sold the plantation to his sister, Paulina Degraffenried Gilmer Pickett who later sold one half interest of the plantation to her son, James Pickett Jr., in 1866. In 1876, the Pickett’s sold the plantation to Nathan Wesley Sentell. For more information on the history of Cash Point plantation, please refer to the source below. The slaves listed below are identified as living on Cash Point Plantation between 1849-1857.

Sources:
Lehman, Vivian & Smith, Edith. (2002). “NO LAND…ONLY SLAVES!” Volume 3. Texas: E. Smith & V. Lehman Publishing

Jennings, Dale (2000). Cashpoint plantation. GENIE, 34(1)
Jennings, Dale (2000). Cashpoint plantation. GENIE, 34(4)
Jennings, Dale (2000). Cashpoint plantation history. GENIE, 34(2)
Jennings, Dale (2000). Cashpoint plantation, 1840′s – 1985. GENIE, 34(3)

Sarah Mildred Gilmer Spykes, Cash Point Plantation Interest, March 1850
George Chisholm- 25, wife Nancy- 35 (copper), & their children Doctor- 9 and Wilson- 6 (mulatto)
Frank- 25 (copper)
Tenny or Temny, male, 26 (copper)
Hastings- 21 (copper)
Austin- 25 & wife Caroline- 20 (mulatto)
Granville, 1 (copper)
Little Morgan- 30 (copper) and wife Maria- 23 and their children: Franklin- 10 (copper), Tom- 9 (copper), Becky- 8 (copper), Washington- 4, (copper) and Mily- 2 (copper)
John- 35 (copper) and his children: Winney- 15 (copper), Nick- 12 (copper), Martha- 10 (copper) and Lillis- 10 (copper)

George Edmond Gilmer, Cash Point Plantation Interest, June 1849
Ed- 30 & wife Peggy- 27 and their three children: Beck- 10 (female), Robert- 4, and infant- 3 weeks
Hannah- 16
Big Becky- 38 and her seven children: John- 16, Maria- 14, Fannie- 12, Kit- 9 (male), Nick- 7, Harry or Henry- 5, Mary- 3
Virginia or Mily- 50 and her three children: Monroe- 20, Anderson- 18, Tim or Jim- 9
Big John- 25 & wife Mille Ann- 21 and child, Julia- 1

Mary Ann Elizabeth Gilmer Sandidge, Cash Point Plantation Interest, June 1849
Patience- 8
Mary- 45
Big Bob- 37
Rail Road- 36 (male) & wife, Mary- 40 and children: Sarah- 14, York- 13, Sidney- 13 (female), Elizabeth- 8, Andrew- 3, Francis- 1 (female)
Milly- 23, & her child, Ellen- 2
Tilda- 25, & her two children: Harriat- 7 & Victoria (6 months)
Sarah- 50
Bent- 28
Frederick- 42
Ike- 35 & wife, Malinda- 27, Henry- 6 and sister, Franky- 13
Johnson- 45 & wife, Mary- 45
Dolly- 13
Laura- 8

Paulina Pickett’s Cash Point Plantation Interest, Volume 4, Page 241, May 18, 1857
Ralph- 70, Chana- 70, Allen- 24, Susan- 22, Elizabeth- 2, Joe- 38, Harriet- 27, Frank- 10, Parthena- 8, Nancy- 6, Dan/Dave- 3, Ambrose- 65, Andy- 14, Jed- 90, Violet- 65, Daniel- 16, Thom- 15, Cecily- 13, Susan- 55, Paul- 21, Moses- 11, Fina- 24, Joe- 6, Bluet- 1, Ben- 75, Charles- 60, Moses- 50, Collin- 47, Cooper- 46, Edy- 21, Tom- 33, Rachael- 19, Jordan- 1, Sallie- 40, Collins- 10, Nelson- 9, James- 7. Margaret- 1, Sambo- 23, Charity- 22, Nathan- 1, Sam, Randle- 26, Holly- 19, Henderson- 35, Adney- 35, Catherine- 14, Henry- 12, Francis- 10, Leo- 8, Regina- 1, Antney- 10, Addison- 12, Cappoina- 11, Fletcher- 9, Savannah- 6, Doctor- 3, Jubiter- 42, Molinda- 43, John- 25, Eliza- 27, Berry- 5, Milley- 25, Jim- 39, Ruthy- 25, John Flinn- 23, Melia- 17, Chana Mac/Mae- 5, Jack- 18, Abram- 23, Darcus- 20, Peter- 20, Bob- 19, Betsey- 17, Dennis- 12, Ben- 22, Hector- 100, Harriet- 35, Barney- 19, Bill- 16, Melly- 12, Clarasy- 10, Ned- 9, Mary- 1


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