Georgiana Plantation

Submitted by FHMaster on Sat, 12/31/2016 - 14:04

Issaquena Co., MS (Now the land is in Sharkey Co.). This plantation was on Deer Creek next to Watson's Plantation. "Hunt's Plantation" on the map at the following link is Gerogiana Plantation. http://www.rootsweb.com/~msissaq2/plantations.html. The historic plantation land is now probably on the Issaquena/Sharkey Co Line. Sharkey Co. was formed partly from former Issaquena Co. land in the late 1800s. The plantation land is shown on-line on the MS Dept of Transportation website on their county highway maps at the following link. Georgeanna Road is shown in along the left/west side of the map near the bottom. http://www.gomdot.com . The land coordinates for this plantation are: in Sharkey County T11N-R7W, section 19 and in Issaquena County T11N-R8W, unknown sections. The plantation could easily have been 4,000 acres.

 

  •   This plantation was probably given by David Hunt to his son Geroge Ferguson Hunt when he married Anna Watson. Anna was the daughter of James Watson who owned Buena Vista Plantation - Claiborne MS. The name Gerogiana is just Geroge and Anna put together. Watson's Plantation, which was next to Gerogiana on Deer Creek probably belonged to Anna Watson's family.
  • Geroge and Anna lived in Jefferson Co. on Huntley Plantation
  •  According to '"Vignettes" of the Civil War' by Francis McRae Ward (in Chapter Four), after the fall of Vicksburg during the War a group of newly freed slaves armed by the Federals went along Deer Creek killing any white citizens they came across. They killed the former overseer of Georgiana, Mr Johnson. According to the 1860 census, Mr Johnson had been George Hunt's overseer on this plantation. Because of this, the Hunts could not get another white man to live on the plantation after the War to manage it for them.
  • Geroge Hunt died September 3, 1863. Since Vicksburg surrendered on July 4, 1863, it is a possibility that George died in the same episode as his former overseer Mr. Johnson.

 

 

 

Location
Deer Creek
State
Owners
David Hunt
George F. Hunt
Founded
1848
Status
Ruins