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Woodlawn Plantation Brinkleyville,Halifax, NC

Does anyone have any knowledge of the Woodlawn Plantation in Halifax Conty NC. It was suppose to be in the Burnt Coat and Jacket Swamp areas along what is now the I-95 corridor.
I'm trying to locate members of the DANIEL family.
This is what I've been told:
"When Willis Daniel left his will in Halifax County, NC, in 1828, he mentions his property and slaves. I can only assume that the property was in Heathsville or Brinkleyville. I know that property owned by Joseph John Daniel was in Brinkleyville and probably was the Woodlawn Plantation. The old plantation house, located in the Jacket Swamp area, was demolished in 1975. I have seen no mention of slaves in the will extracts of Joseph John, or his brother William W. Daniel who was the county clerk for Halifax. William did witness the sale of slaves (1846-1849) for $1272.50, and one family in particular; that of an enslaved woman Maria, and her increase. A Nancy King was the owner of Maria and her family . Her father was one Thomas Lowe who died in 1823.
While William W. Daniel leaves property in Littleton, NC to his nephews, including my Grandfather Sam Daniel, there are no slaves mentioned, but this would be in 1885 when slavery had been abolished.
I would assume that the slaves Willis left In 1828, along with his property, wound up at Woodlawn Plantation, but as any names, I have no clue."


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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