Josephus Brooks Account of Franklin B. Sublett Plantation, 1859-1891
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Brief Description: Josephus Brooks' account of the Sublett plantation in San Augustine covers the years 1859-1860. The 1861 account is of the Sublett plantation on the Trinity River. The record for 1873-1874 is for an undetermined location, though Brooks mentions going to San Augustine and Huntsville. According to his wording, he appears to have been farming his own land by then. The account describes crops of cotton, corn, sweet potatoes, pumpkins and melons, and farm chores such as clearing, ditching, plowing, and fencing. He mentions trips made by persons associated with the plantations, visitors, and shipping of goods by steamship. He keeps a record of the weather and health of the slaves. The account is a typescript copy. Biographical and genealogical materials on Brooks and Sublett have been added to the collection.
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Record Series Number: A/102
Volume: 1.0 Boxes
Access Restrictions: Open for research.
Subject Index
Brooks, Josephus, b. ca. 1837 -- Written works
Cotton farmers -- Texas -- San Augustine County
Plantation life -- Texas -- San Augustine County
Plantation overseers -- Texas -- San Augustine County
Sublett, Franklin B. (Franklin Boliver), 1828-1866
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Veterans
Languages of Materials
English [eng]