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Re: LAWTON Slave holder
In Response To: Re: LAWTON Slave holder ()

This is great information. I am a descendent of Pierre Robert and interconencted with a lot of the families, as my ggggrandfather was Ulysses Maner Robert. I find the entire history of all of these familiies so interesting, and sad. I recently visited Hilton Head and decided to venture towards Robertville to see the marker and cemetary. I could not find the Robert family cemetary, only the one by the Baptist church, and none of the "locals' and I use that term quite liberally, even knew what I was talking about when I asked about the Robert plot. As I traveled 321, I thought about the way of life that each of these families enjoyed prior to 1861, and the vicious act taken by Sherman to destroy an entire culture as part of his March towards Columbia. Sadly, this area has no trace or reflection of the people that helped shape and found this state and country. I am not trying to debate the social or moral issues aligned with slavery, but from an econimic viewpoint, that town and surrounding area reminded me of a third world country. Economically, Sherman killed more than a culture.

I have seen links to some of the areas on the thread wher one can find more information about these plantations prior to 1860. Does anyone know of any that may have been in teh Robert family?

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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