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Re: Augusta and St. Peter -- LA Plantations

Hi,

I have ancestors who worked on Augusta Plantation. Augusta Plantation was located in Bayou Goula, Iberville Parish, LA. My maternal grandfather worked there as a teenager in the early 1900s, 1920s. It was a sugar cane producer. The owners at that time were the Murrell brothers, Ross and Louis, who were probably related to the owners of the Nottoway Plantation, I believe John Randolph and his wife, which was located in White Castle.

According to my family's oral history, Augusta was originally part of Nottoway plantation. Another plantation created from Nottoway property was the Liddell (?) plantation. Some other plantations also stemmed from the Nottoway...

Ross Murrell was a decent man and a gentleman, but Ross was involved with racketeers. They both had sons, and when the sons outgrew their clothing, some of it would go to my ancestors to give to their own children.

My ancestors owned property in Bayou Goula,and some of the property is cared for by family still living there.

My LA family names are: KING, JACKSON, ROBINSON, BRADFORD, BILLEW, JORDAN (THRU MARRIAGE), GREEN.

Hope this helps.

Pat


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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