“The Weeping Time” and De Gullah/Geechee Ooman

by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com)

©2014 All Rights Reserved.  Do not reproduce without citation.

As my ancestors walked out that morning, they had no words to say

They were unsure why they all were being taken out that day.

Marched away from a plantation that they had reshaped to be home here

To be stood again at a place where no one seemed to care.

When the first mother saw her child taken and stood on the auction block

Her heart could not beat in its syncopated rhythm due to the shock!

She had prayed that this day would never come for her children or for her again.

She fell onto her knees and cried out to the sky because on earth she had no friend.

As she shook and bowed, her tears hit the ground

That is when heaven heard the sound

And it began to rain buckets from the sky.

I believe the ancestors were crying was the reason why.

Again their children and children’s children were being sold

By these men whose hearts were cold.

They saw nothing wrong with selling 436

Because this was a part of their lifestyle and continued enslavement tricks.

On the same date of the sale in 2014, the rain fell too.

The rain fell as a reminder to me and to you

To never forget the Weeping Time and all that our ancestors went through.

If you were the mother on that day, what would you do?

The Weeping Time was the largest African enslavement auction to every take place.  It was held in Savannah, GA on March 2 & 3, 1859.  436 Gullah/Geechees were sold.  www.gullahgeechee.net

The Weeping Time was the largest African enslavement auction to every take place. It was held in Savannah, GA on March 2 & 3, 1859. 436 Gullah/Geechees were sold. http://www.gullahgeechee.net

Tears continue to fall in my spirit as I think about the Gullah/Geechee women that were sold away from their children and their children, husbands, fathers, and brothers that were sold away from them during The Weeping Time which was the largest auction of one group of African people to ever take place.  436 Gullah/Geechee women, men, and children were sold in Savannah, GA at a race track on March 2 and 3 in 1859.  They were sold by Pierce and John Butler who had enslaved them and numerous other African people in Coastal Georgia because he was broke.  He then sought to further break the hearts and spirits of these people by selling them for his personal financial gain.

De Gullah/Geechee ooman wha bin lib tru disya an keep e mind bin bless ya!   E bin able fa gwine on tru de pain fa rebuild wha e could pun de coast.  Fa dem wi caan fagit.  Fa dem wi caan gib up!

Numerous Gullah/Geechee living within the Gullah/Geechee Nation and throughout Georgia today are descendants of those sold during “The Weeping Time.”  We are thankful that there are those that seek to insure that there names will never be forgotten.  These individuals continue to call out these names at family reunions and ceremonies at the Butler Plantation to keep these spirits honored and the power of their strength alive.  To that end, I am thankful for Annette Holmes of GlynnGen.com who decided to make a list of these names for all the world to see:

Chattel # Name Age Est. year born
Col. added by Ms. Holmes
Area Sold For Comments
1 George* 27 1832 Prime Cotton Planter $620 Found on the 1870 census for Darien, GA. Last name Broughton.
2 Sue 26 1833 Prime Rice Planter $620
3 George Jr. 4 1855 Boy Child $620
4 Harry 2 1857 Boy Child $620
5 Elisha* 39 1820 Prime rice planter and driver $695 Found in Freedman’s Bank Records (1865-1874) Last name Myers.
6 Molly 35 1824 Full hand, rice $695
7 Israel 12 1847 Prime boy $695 Israel was dead by 1870 (see “Found” tab)
8 Sevanda 3 1856 Prime girl $695
9 Joe (carpenter) 49 1810 Prime carpenter and wheelwright; slightly lame $730 Joe and his first wife, Sack, are the parents of Robert Chiffen, #15 (see “Found” tab)
10 Hagar 27 1832 Prime cotton worker $730
11 McPherson 10 1849 Fine boy $730 Found in Freedman’s Bank Records (1865-1874) under name Mack Turner.
12 Patterson 9 1850   $730
13 Killoby 8 1851   $730
14 Angus 6 1853   $730
15 Robert (Carp’tr) 26 1833 Good plantation carpenter $1,005 Found in Freedman’s Bank Records (1865-1874) Last name Chiffen.  Robert is the son of Joe (#9) and first wife Sack (Psyche).
16 Luna 20 1839 Goitre, otherwise very prime $1,005
17 Israel (Hostler) 44 1815 Ploughman and horse man $720 Elisha’s (#5) brother
18 Edi 45 1814 Full cotton hand $720
19 Elisha 18 1841 Prime young man $720
20 George 15 1844 Lame in hip $720
21 Rutledge 12 1847   $720
22 Brutus 3 1856   $720
23 Bella 50 1809 Cotton hand $570
24 Venus 16 1843 Cotton hand $570
25 Nija 14 1845 Rice, prime boy $570
26 Juno 5 1854   $570
27 John 1 1858   $570
28 Patty 31 1828 Cotton hand $620
29 Santee 7 1852   $620
30 James aged ? Gardener $685 Is this the brother of Kate?
31 Beck 50 1809 Rice hand $685
32 Manigault 19 1840 Rice, prime young man $685
33 Netty 18 1841 Rice hand $685
34 Tena 12 1847 Prime girl $685
35 Zebulon 16 1843 Rice hand–fine girl $685
36 Binah 1 1858   $685
37 Quacco (cooper) 47 1812 Cooper and rice-field hand $685
38 Jean 34 1825 Rice–prime woman $685
39 Delia 13 1846 Prime girl $685 Delia Ramsey?
40 Philadelphia 4 1855 Girl $685
41 Chaney 3 mos 1859 Infant girl $685
42 Lazarus 19 1840 Prime Rice field hand $365
43 Bram (driver) 47 1812 Prime cot. Dri’r, high character $1,410 Son of Roswell King Sr.
44 Joan 42 1817 Woman $1,410
45 Morris 15 1844 Cotton hand–prime boy $1,410 Is this Morris Butler on the 1880 census for Darien, McIntosh, Georgia?
46 Lucy 12 1847 Prime girl $1,410
47 Zephora 6 1853   $1,410
48 Mary 4 1855   $1,410
49 Pierce 3 mos 1859   $1,410
50 St. Faux 22 1837 Cotton–prime young man $1,385 Named after the Couper slave San Fois (cook)
51 Bram 17 1842 Cotton–prime young man $1,385 Son of Driver Bram and Joan.
52 Rufus 20 1839 Cotton–prime young man $910
53 Sue 18 1841 Prime young woman $910
54 Infant 3 mos 1859 Girl $910
55 Moses (driver) 38 1821 Prime rice driver $880
56 Melinda 32 1827 Rice hand $880
57 Pompey 11 1848 Prime boy $880 Descendants of Butler slaves?
58 Dosey 12 1847 Prime boy $880
59 Sarah 1 1858   $880
60 Aaron 38 1821 Rice hand $655
61 Clary 34 1825 Rice hand–prime woman $655 Is this the daughter of Sophy (born 1790)?
62 Binah 11 1848 Prime girl $655
63 Sunbury 9 1850 Boy $655
64 Bram 7 1852 Boy $655
65 Mose 5 1854   $655
66 Stepney 37 1822 Rice hand $650
67 Eve 32 1827 Rice hand–one eye $650
68 Jonas 6 1853   $650
69 Lester 2 1857 Boy $650
70 Cudjo (driver) 49 1810 Prime rice-driver $710
71 Lucy 44 1815 Cotton hand $710
72 Primus (carp’r)* 32 1827 Plantation carpenter $635 Found in the Freedman’s Bank Records, 1865-1874, and the 1870 census for St. Peter’s Parish, Beaufort, South Carolina; Last name Wilson.
73 Daphney 28 1831 Rice–prime woman $635
74 Dido 3 1856 Girl $635
75 Infant   1859 Born February 14, 1859 $635 Dead by 1869.
76 Phillip 28 1831 Rough carpenter and rice hand $840
77 Pender 19 1840 Rice–prime woman $840 Pender Gordon?
78 Hannah 3 mos 1859   $840
79 John (cooper) 37 1822 Prime cooper and field hand, can make spirit barrels $1,195
80 Levi 23 1836 Cotton–prime man $805 Possible match: Found 1870 Census for Ward 4, Natchitoches Parish, LA. Last Name Russell.
81 Rachel 19 1840 Cotton–prime woman $805
82 Kate aged ?   $805 Is this Kate Butler?
83 Rentee aged ? Good shoemaker $300 Rentee and Sukey were the parents of Amos, Rentee, Emanuel, Betty, Peter, and Dicey. (Source: Them Dark Days by William Dusinberre)
84 Sukey 50 1809 Cotton hand $300
85 Amorita 17 1842 Cotton hand $950 Is this a descendant of Blake slave Amaritto?
86 Happy 11 1848 Prime girl $950
87 Rentee 29 1830 Rice–left hand crippled   Son of Rentee and Sukey
88 Elizabeth 31 1828 Rice hand  
89 Hector’s Bess 42 1817 Cotton hand $1,205 (Is this horse trainer Hector’s wife?)
90 Ben 21 1838 Cotton, prime young man $1,205
91 Betty 17 1842 Cotton, prime young woman $1,205
92 Phoebe 15 1844 Cotton, prime young woman $1,205 Did Phoebe marry Morris, the son of Bram and Joan?
93 Hector 12 1847 Fine boy $1,205
94 George’s Frank 50 1809 Rice hand $800
95 Ruth 24 1835 Rice, prime woman $800 Is this Betsy’s  (the wife of Kate’s John) sister? Jerry and Violet had a daughter named Ruth on November 4, 1834.
96 Charleston 20 1839 Prime young man $800
97 Joe 9 1850   $800
98 Frank 3 1856   $800
99 Kate’s John 31 1828 Rice, prime man $510 Sold to Louisiana (Natchitoches Parish). Plantation of A.W. Baird. Found on the 1870 census under last name Baird; on the 1880 census under last name Butler. Butler was name used from then on. Found under the name Butteralso (transcriber’s mistake). John
100 Betsey 29 1830 rice, unsound $510 Child of Jerry and Violet. Born June 22, 1829
101 Kate 6 1853   $510 Named after her paternal grandmother
102 Violet 3 mos. 1859   $510 Named after her maternal grandmother
103 Wooster 45 1814 Rice hand, and fair mason $300 (Name is probably Worcester.) Found on the 1870 census for Chatham County, GA. Last name Gordon.
104 Mary 40 1819 Cotton hand $300
105 Com’dore Bob aged ? Rice hand $600 Returned to the Butler plantations after Emancipation; Last name became Bob.
106 Kate  aged ? Cotton $600 Is this John Butler’s mother?
107 Linda 19 1840 Cotton, prime young woman $600 Is this the same person as Melinda Roberts who lives with the Bobs on the 1870 census?
108 Joe 13 1846 Rice, prime boy $600
109 Bob* 30 1829 Rice $1,135
110 Mary* 25 1834 Rice, prime woman $1,135 Is this Kate’s John’s sister?
111 Anson* 49 1810 Rice–ruptured, one eye $250 Are they the same as Ansel and Violet Small found on the 1870 census for Beaufort, South Carolina?
112 Violet* 55 1804 Rice hand $250 very sick, probably consumption. Is this the mother of Betsey, #100?
113 Allen Jeffrey 46 1813 Rice hand and sawyer in st’m mill $475
114 Sikey 43 1816 Rice hand $475
115 Watty 5 1854 Infirm legs $475
116 Rina 18 1841 Rice, prime young woman $645 Rina is the eldest child of Lowden and  Hagar (#349 and #350). Source: SavannahConnect news article dated March 2008, regarding historical marker for Butler slave auction
117 Lena 1 1858   $645
118 Pompey 31 1828 Rice–lame in one foot $585
119 Kitty 30 1829 Rice–prime woman $585 Is this Kate’s John’s sister?
120 Pompey, Jr. 10 1849 Prime boy $585
121 John 7 1852   $585
122 Noble 1 1858 Boy $585
123 Andrew 45 1814 Lame in right hand–mill tender $650 Found on the 1870 census for Darien, GA. Last name Stewart.
124 Hetty 42 1817 Rice hand $650
125 Sena 12 1847 Rice hand, prime girl $650 Did Sena marry Pierce B. Alexander (the son of Aleck and Daphney Alexander)?
126 Corington 10 1849 Rice hand, prime boy $650 Listed as Carrington Stewart on the census
127 Ned 56 1803 Cotton hand $485 Ned and Scena Bleach are buried in Butler’s Cemetery, Butler Island Georgia. Ned and Scena are the parents of Flanders, Hannah, Mary, Bess, Thomas, and Ezekiel.
128 Sena 50 1809 Cotton–cook $485 Ned Bleach 11/16/1803-8/9/1886. Scena (Cascena Baker?) Bleach 4/20/1806-8/11/1879. 
129 Mary 24 1835 Cotton, prime woman   Is this Mary Baker, daughter of Ned Bleach and Caseny (Sena) Baker?
130 Robert 4 1855    
131 Daniel 3 mos 1859    
132 Bess 31 1828 Cotton, prime woman $525 Is the Bess Baker, daughter of Ned Bleach and Caseny (Sena) Baker?
133 Sam 10 1849 Prime boy $525
134 Elizabeth 9 1850   $525
135 Sena 6 1853   $525
136 Affa 3 1856   $525
137 Hannah 3 mos 1859   $525
138 Doctor George 39 1820 Fair carpenter   Not sold (Found George and Margaret Goulding on the 1870 census for Butler’s Island)
139 Margaret* 38 1821     Not sold, confined on 2/16/1859
140 Maria 11 1848     Not sold
141 Lena 6 1853     Not sold
142 Mary Ann 3 1856     Not sold
143 Infant   1859 Boy, born February 16   Not sold
144 Somerset aged ? Ruptured $480 Is this Somerset and Phoebe Gordon?
145 Phoebe 54 1805 Cotton $480
146 Fenton 16 1843 Cotton, prime boy $480
147 Cain 27 1832 Rice, prime man $775
148 Jane 23 1836 Cotton, prime woman $775
149 Samuel 5 1854   $775
150 Auber 1 1858 Boy $775
151 Yo’g Somerset 34 1825 Rice driver–one hand $555
152 Melinda 29 1830 Rice–prime woman $555
153 Somerset 13 1846 Prime boy $555
154 Nancy 10 1849 Prime girl $555
155 Hagar 7 1852   $555
156 Molly 11 1848 Prime girl $555
157 Mary 3 1856   $555
158 Caledonia 2 1857   $555
159 Toney’s Rose 50 1809 Cotton hand $915
160 Will 17 1842 Cotton–prime young man $915
161 Sarah 15 1844 Cotton $915
162 Dorcas 12 1847 Prime girl $915
163 Sue 8 1851   $915
164 Ben 22 1837 Cotton–good blacksmith $1,450
165 Sally 19 1840 Cotton hand $1,450
166 3 Fing’d Tony 34 1825 Stable boy $545
167 Betty 30 1829 Cotton hand $545 Is this the daughter of Sukey and Rentee (shoemaker)?
168 Solomon 10 1849 Prime boy $545
169 Bina 3 1856   $545
170 Luna 5 1854 Boy $545
171 Quash 1 1858   $545
172 Peter 29 1830 Rice–ruptured $470 Is this the son of Sukey and Rentee (shoemaker)?
173 Judy 26 1833 Rice–prime woman $470
174 John 3 1856   $470
175 Peter 2 1857   $470
176 Driver Jim 46 1813 Rice driver, one hand $510
177 Nelly 33 1826 Rice hand $510
178 Silva 9 1850 Girl $510
179 Floyd 1 1858 Boy $510
180 Aaron (cooper) 39 1820 Rice hand and cooper $865
181 Amy 38 1821 Rice hand $865 Is this Leah’s daughter?
182 Elijah 45 1814 Rice hand $695
183 Hagar 40 1819 Rice hand, varicose $695 Descendant of Butler or Guerard slaves?
184 Daphne 16 1843 Rice hand $695
185 Constant 54 1805 Cotton–lame hand $520
186 Sukey 29 1830 Cotton, prime woman $520
187 Priscilla 7 1852   $520
188 Bram 48 1811 Cattle-minder and butcher $600
189 Tina 43 1816 Rice hand $600
190 Thursday 14 1845 Rice, prime boy $600
191 Minda 13 1846 Prime girl $600
192 Bram 9 1850   $600
193 Toney 24 1835 Rice, prime man $700 Is this Toney and Rose’s eldest son?
194 Lucky 19 1840 Rice, prime young woman $700
195 Justice 1 1858 Boy $700
196 June 40 1819 Rice hand $800
197 Die 36 1823 Rice hand $800
198 Cornelia 17 1842 Rice, prime young woman $800
199 Barney 34 1825 Rice hand $685
200 Sukey 30 1829 Rice, prime woman $685
201 Sally 7 1852   $685
202 Elsey 2 1857   $685
203 Robert 53 1806 Rice hand $600
204 Mary 27 1832 Rice, prime woman $600
205 Leah 17 1842 Rice, prime young woman $600
206 Mansfield 9 1850   $600
207 Flora 6 1853   $600
208 Munn 5 1854   $600
209 Matty 27 1832 Rice, prime woman $855
210 Die 27 1832 Rice, prime woman $855
211 Brister 5 1854   $855
212 Diana 19 1840 Rice, prime young woman $750
213 Infant 3 mos 1859   $750
214 Hopkin’s Frank 54 1805 Rice hand $1,270 descendant of Brewton slaves?
215 Nanny 48 1811 Cotton hand $1,270 Nanny and Frank are mentioned in “Them Dark Days” by William Dusinberre
216 Frank 23 1836 Cotton, prime man $1,270
217 Diana 16 1843 Cotton, prime girl $625
218 Moses 10 1849 Prime boy $625
219 Venus 8 1851 Prime girl $625
220 Brister 38 1821 Rice hand, intelligent man $685
221 Venus 38 1821 Cotton hand $685
222 Eliza 5 1854   $685
223 Milah 20 1839 Cotton, prime woman $1,260
224 Katy 16 1843 Cotton, prime young woman $1,260
225 Kit 38 1821 Rice hand, hearty man $675
226 Matilda 38 1821 Rice hand, blemished hand $675 Wiseman Ferguson had a daughter named Matilda.
227 Wiseman 19 1840 Cotton, prime young man $675 Found 1880 census for Darien, GA. Wiseman Fuggerson (Ferguson).
228 Hannah 12 1847 Prime girl $675
229 William 11 1848 Prime boy $675
230 Matilda 6 1853 Fine girl $675
231 Kit 1 1858 Boy $675
232 Lincoln’s Toney 50 1809 Rice hand $450
233 Judy 48 1811 Rice hand $450
234 Phillis 23 1836 Cotton, prime woman $450
235 Dennis 19 1840 Cotton–fits $450
236 Notion 13 1846 Cotton, girl $450
237 Cuffy 32 1827 Rice, prime man $650
238 Abigail 29 1830 Rice, prime woman $650
239 Sukey 8 1851   $650
240 Cuffy 2 1857   $650 Is this the “Kofi” that the play “Forever Free” is about?
241 Sandy 18 1841 Prime young hand $1,340 This is probably the son of Sandy and Ursula, #242 and #243.
242 Sandy 41 1818 Rice–ruptured $325 Son of Blake slaves Sandy and Lucy?
243 Ursula 41 1818 Rice $325
244 Atwood’s Jack 54 1805 Rice hand–ruptured  
245 Cretia 46 1813 Rice hand  
246 Cornelia 15 1844 Rice, prime girl  
247 Jack 10 1849    
248 Reuben 48 1811 Cotton–ruptured   Is this Quamina’s (#311) brother?
249 Esther 38 1821 Cotton hand  
250 Reuben 6 1853    
251 Troup Isaac 41 1818 Rice hand  
252 Sue 34 1825 Rice hand  
253 Chloe 34 1825 Rice hand  
254 Eleanor 1 1858    
255 Sally Walker 44 1815 Cotton hand $1,236 This is the wife of Scipio (aka Castile); where is he? (Daughter of Sophy and white man with the last name of Walker)
256 Noble 22 1837 Cotton, prime man $1,236 Noble and Milly Walker found 1870 Census — Macon, Bibb Co., Georgia
257 Sophy 20 1839 Cotton, prime woman $1,236 Named after her grandmother.
258 Malsey 17 1842 Cotton, prime young woman $1,236 Is this Noble’s wife? Ned and Sena had a daughter named Malsey.
259 Chaney 13 1846 Cotton, prime girl $1,236
260 James 9 1850   $1,236 James Walker found 1870 Census — Macon, Bibb Co., Georgia (2 doors down from Noble)
261 Lawyer Charles 34 1825 Rice hand, prime  
262 Flora 28 1831 Rice, prime woman  
263 Lucy 1 1858    
264 Salem 26 1833 Rice, prime man  
265 Sukey 26 1833 Rice, prime woman  
266 Eddy 3 1856    
267 Grace 3 mos 1859    
268 Sandy aged ? Lumber man  
269 Rina aged ? Rice  
270 Grace 18 1841 Rice, prime young woman  
271 York 15 1844 Rice, prime boy  
272 Fanny 11 1848 Rice, prime girl  
273 Peter 41 1818 Rice hand, prime  
274 Jennie 22 1837 Rice, prime woman  
275 Sancho 3 1856     Found: Sancho Bennett, Darien, McIntosh County, GA 1880 Census (laborer in rice fields).
276 Peter 1 1858     Found: Peter Bennett, The Islands, Chatham County, GA, 1880 Census
277 Eli 35 1824 Rice hand, prime  
278 Dorcas 32 1827 Rice, prime woman   Girlfriend of Jeffery(#319). Tried to get married before the auction but to no avail. Sold with this family to South Carolina
279 Celia 10 1849 Prime girl  
280 Rose 7 1852    
281 Eliza 6 mos 1858    
282 Phillip 38 1821 Cotton hand  
283 Amarita 27 1832 Cotton, prime woman  
284 John 12 1847 Prime boy  
285 William 10 1849 Prime boy  
286 Nero 8 1851    
287 Abraham 3 1856    
288 Chloe 6 mos 1858    
289 Joshua’s Molly 42 1817 Rice hand  
290 Cain 22 1837 Rice, prime man  
291 Abby 8 1851    
292 Peter 7 1852    
293 Robin 54 1805 Rice hand  
294 Chloe 46 1813 Rice hand  
295 Trial 23 1836 Rice hand–simple  
296 Harriet 18 1841 Rice, prime young woman  
297 Sue 10 1849    
298 Congo Frank 26 1833 Rice, prime man  
299 Maria 23 1836 Rice hand–asthma  
300 Emanuel 1 1858    
301 Mary aged ? Cotton  
302 Ann 21 1838 Cotton, prime woman  
303 Hampton 17 1842 Cotton, prime young man  
304 Robbin 5 1854    
305 Cezar 34 1825 Rice–sore hand  
306 Betty 27 1832 Rice, prime woman  
307 Laban 5 1854    
308 Paul 2 1857     Is this Paul Singleton? Drums and Shadows, Tin City.
309 Lucy 36 1823 Rice hand  
310 Sarah 9 1850    
311 Quamina aged ? Rice   Is this Reuben’s (#248) brother?
312 Molly 50 1809 Cotton hand  
313 Caleb 15 1844 Cotton, prime boy   Is this Caleb Freeney of Florida?
314 Helena 10 1849 Cotton, prime girl  
315 Prince 21 1838 Cotton, prime man $670
316 Amity 22 1837 Cotton $670
317 Reuben 1 1858   $670 Is this Reuben Freeney of Florida?
318 Quamino 1 1858   $670
319 Jeffrey * 23 1836 Cotton, prime hand $1,310 Boyfriend of Dorcas(#278). Tried to get married before the auction but to no avail.  He was sold to the Dismal Swamp of North Carolina.
320 Mingo 54 1805 Cotton hand   Is Mingo’s real name Daniel or Samuel?
321 Eve 54 1805 Cotton hand  
322 Dembo* 20 1839 Cotton, prime young man $1,320 Husband of Frances, #404. Both sold to Alabama. Found? In the Freedman’s Bank records for Huntsville, Alabama along with wife Frances. Name: Louis Bond.  Also found Lewis, Frances, and Nathan Turner in Huntsville, Alabama
323 Patty 17 1842 Cotton, prime young woman   Is this Hannah? (See Louis Bond on “Found” tab.)
324 John 12 1847 Cotton, prime young man   Is this William? (See Louis Bond on “Found” tab.) Brother John Bond (see “Found” tab)
325 Bill (shoemaker) 58 1801 Rough shoemaker   Father of Sallie, line 400.
326 Patty 51 1808 Cotton  
327 Flanders 29 1830 Rice, prime man   Found on the 1870 Census for Darien, McIntosh County, Georgia. Last name Bleach
328 Lucy 23 1836 Cotton, prime woman   Flanders (Philander) is the son of Ned and Sena Bleach.
329 Katy 3 1856     Katie Bleach is Katie Hix by 1880. Has a daughter named Philanda Hix. Kate Hicks and family can be found on the 1900 census living with her brother Isaac Green in Darien, GA. Katie’s daughter Rhena (Rena) married Lee Hutcherson.
330 Patty 3 mos 1859     Patty is not listed on the 1870 Census.
331 Haney 20 1839 Cotton, prime woman  
332 William 16 1843 Cotton, very prime  
333 Martin 44 1815 Rice hand   Martin and Charity Butler found on 1870 Census in District 7, Chatham County, Georgia.
334 Charity 39 1820 Rice hand   Found with children Charity, 14, and Nelly, 10
335 Beck 20 1839 Rice  
336 Martin 19 1840 Cotton, prime young man  
337 Lucy 16 1843 Cotton, prime young woman  
338 Peter 13 1846 Cotton, prime boy  
339 Ruth 6 1853    
340 Charity 3 1856    
341 Goin 39 1820 Rice hand $400
342 Cassander 35 1824 Cotton $400 Hand has fits
343 Emiline 19 1840 Cotton $400
344 Judy 11 1848 Cotton $400
345 Dorcas 17 1842 Cotton $1,200
346 Joe 3 mos. 1859   $1,200
347 Tom 22 1837 Cotton $1,260
348 Judge Will 55 1804 Rice $325
349 Lowden 54 1805 Cotton $300 Found London (should be Lowden) and Hagar Bennett 1870 Census for Brunswick, Glynn County, GA.  Lowden and Hagar are the parents of Rina (#116) Source: SavannahConnect news article dated March 2008, regarding historical marker for Butler slave auction.
350 Hagar 50 1809 Cotton $300 Was Hagar a muslim? 
351 Lowden Jr. 15 1844 Cotton $300
352 Silas 13 1846 Cotton $300
353 Lettia 11 1848 Cotton $300 Name is Letitia according to the SavannahConnect new article dated March 2008, regarding historical marker for Butler slave auction.
354 Fielding 21 1838 Cotton $1,295 Is this Fielding Bennett on 1880 Census for Darien, Georgia?
355 Abel 19 1840 Cotton $1,295 Was Abel a Muslim?
356 Smith’s Bill aged ? Sore legs   Withdrawn. Found on the 1880 Census for Darien, McIntosh, Georgia. Last name Williams.
357 Leah 46 1813 Cotton   Withdrawn
358 Sally 9 1850     Withdrawn
359 Adam 24 1835 Rice, prime man $570 Son of Leah and Caesar, and brother of Amey (Source: Them Dark Days by William Dusinberre)
360 Charlotte 22 1837 Rice, prime woman $570
361 Leah 1 1858   $570
362 Maria 47 1812 Rice hand $950
363 Luna 22 1837 Rice, prime $950
364 Clementina 17 1842 Rice, prime $950
365 Tom 48 1811 Rice hand, prime $700
366 Harriet 41 1818 Rice hand $700
367 Wanney 19 1840 Rice $700 Male
368 Deborah 6 1853   $700
369 Infant 3 mos. 1859   $700
(Chattel 370-400 is missing)        
401 London’s Kit 26 1833 Rice   Is this the child of cooper London?
402 Jane 22 1837 Cotton  
403 Jacob 21 1838 Cotton  
404 Frances* 20 1839   $1,320 Wife of Dembo, #322. Both sold to Alabama. Found? In the Freedman’s Bank records for Huntsville, Alabama along with husband Louis. Name: Louis Bond.  Also found Lewis, Frances, and Nathan Turner in Huntsville, Alabama (18
405 Lucy 18 1841 Cotton  
406 Silas 26 1833 ?  
407 Phoebe 19 1840 ?   Is this the daughter of Betty and Driver Frank?
408 Infant ? ?    
409 Lamotte 23 1836 ?  
410 Martha 22 1837 ?  
411 Peter 24 1835 Cotton   Is this the son of Sukey and Rentee?
412 Lydia 24 1835 Cotton  
413 Dicey 20 1839 Cotton   Is this the daughter of Sukey and Rentee (shoemaker)?
414 Anson 21 1838 Rice, prime man  
415 Mark 24 1835 Rice, prime man  
416 Jonas 23 1836 Rice, prime man  
417 Kate ? ? Rice, prime woman  
418 Infant ? ?    
419 Guy 20 1839 Rice, prime man $1,280
420 Jeffrey 18 1841 ?  
421 Andrew ? ?   $1,040 Lost right eye
422 Hannah 23 1836 Cotton, prime woman   Is this Hannah Baker, daughter of Ned Bleach and Caseny (Sena) Baker?
423 Thomas 21 1838 Cotton hand   Is this Thomas Baker, son of Ned Bleach and Caseny (Sena) Baker?
424 Ezekiel 17 1842 Cotton, prime young man   Is this Ezekiel Baker, son of Ned Bleach and Caseny (Sena) Baker?
? William* ? ? carpenter $1,750 also a caulker
? Jane* ? ? cotton $1,250 also a house servant (I believe Jane, the house servant, was retained.)
? Shoemaker Bill’s Sally aged ?    

 

May the world never forget The Weeping Time and the Gullah/Geechee families that were destroyed on that day.  May de Gullah/Geechee ooman’s tears stop flowing as e pray.

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Tune in to “Who Gawd Bless: De Gullah/Geechee Souljahress” to hear Queen Quet discuss “The Weeping Time” on Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/gullahgeechee/2014/03/04/who-gawd-bless-gullahgeechee-soujahress

The Weeping Time Marker in Savannah, GA in the Gullah/Geechee Nation

4 Comments

  1. Groaning….in my spirit……

  2. ashe’!

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