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Re: NORTH CAROLINA PLANTATIONS
In Response To: Re: NORTH CAROLINA PLANTATIONS ()

I'm not Kim, but I can tell you that if your ancestor was born in 1882, he was not a slave. Slavery officially ended at the end of the Civil War, in 1865.
I took a look at the North Carolina census and found that in 1900 the only person with that name was a Benjamin Eaton, black, born in 1861, living in Greenville, Pitt Co.,NC, living alone.

In 1910, there was a Benjamin H. Eaton, b.abt 1879, black, living in the household of his parents, Tony & Ellen Eaton, in Henderson, Vance Co., NC., the surname was mistranscribed on Ancestry.com, by the way:
1910 United States Federal Census
Name: Benjamin H Evton
[Benjamin H Eaton]
Age in 1910: 30
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1880
Birthplace: North Carolina
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's Name: Tonie
Father's Birth Place: North Carolina
Mother's Name: Ellen
Mother's Birth Place: North Carolina
Home in 1910: Henderson, Vance, North Carolina
Marital Status: Single
Race: Black
Gender: Male
Household Members: Name Age
Tonie Eaton 65
Ellen Eaton 54
Sallie P Eaton 35
Mary M Chestham 34
Lucy Evton 32
Benjamin H Evton 30
John B Evton 24
Hattie J Evton 23

This is that family in 1880:
1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Benjamin Eaton
Home in 1880: Kitrells, Granville, North Carolina
Age: 1
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1879
Birthplace: North Carolina
Relation to Head of Household: Son
Father's Name: Toney
Father's birthplace: North Carolina
Mother's Name: Ellen
Mother's birthplace: North Carolina
Occupation: At Home
Marital Status: Single
Race: Mulatto
Gender: Male
Household Members: Name Age
Toney Eaton 30
Ellen Eaton 27
Sallie Eaton 6
Mary Eaton 5
Lucy Eaton 3
Benjamin Eaton 1
William H. Eaton 11

Here is the older Benjamin found in 1900:
1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Ben Eaton
Home in 1880: Townsville, Granville, North Carolina
Age: 20
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1860
Birthplace: North Carolina
Relation to Head of Household: Something other than a direct relationship (Other)
Father's birthplace: North Carolina
Mother's birthplace: North Carolina
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Laborer
Marital Status: Single
Race: Black
Gender: Male
Household Members: Name Age
Horace Craig 37
Marinda Craig 28
Ben Eaton 20
John Jones 24
John Haskins 12

You're going to have to do some more research on your own to determine which of the above could possibly be the one you are looking for; you are not going to find the names of any plantations in census records, by the way.

Deloris


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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