Ashton Plantation and an Inquest

Family Friends and Neighbors (St. Charles Parish, Louisiana) piqued my interest of Ashton Plantation with this post about an inquest that was held in 1883. LSU Libraries has a broadside for the cotton growing Ashton Plantation of East Carroll Parish. USGenWeb LAGenWeb Archives announces that sugarcane grown in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, four miles below Hahnville, Louisiana, was produced there. Genealogy declares that Ashton Plantation was in New Orleans, Louisiana and produced a sugar crop.

“We have received the champion blue-ribbon stalk of sugar cane from the Ashton plantation four miles below Hahnville. It contains ten red joints, well-developed, and is the largest we have seen this season.” St. Charles Herald, 28 Jul 1883

The Sankofa Wiki has produced a little information about the Ashton Plantation of
East Carroll Parish, Louisiana.

The LSU broadside, available on microfilm, declares the sale of Ashton Plantation
along with 98 slaves in 1859. Ashton consisted of 1,800 acres on Bayou Macon
and the Mississippi River. It was owned by Dr. William Webb Wilkins.

There is currently a subdivision named, Ashton Plantation, in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana.

More: 44 British Bull Dog Revolver Wiki
Describes that the gun is only suitable for use at point blank range and is an American made
handgun that began production about 1878.

  • Where is the 2nd Ward in St. Charles Parish 1883?
  • Who was the 2nd Ward Justice of the Peace in St. Charles Parish 1883?
  • Who is Joseph Clendon? (Could this be Mclendon instead of Clendon?)
  • Is the Morgan Flowers listed in the CWSS system the same man?

    Flowers, Morgan Co. D



    5th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry

BLM GLO records indicate ONE surname record for a James M. Clendon in Louisiana in Clairborne Parish, Louisiana 1861. There were numerous surname land owners in Louisiana, Flowers, however, no Morgan Flowers.The closest BLM records of the surname were listed in “Carroll Parish” according to the document. BLM GLO states that this is West Carroll, but the document image stated “Carroll Parish”. Odd. Sometimes you may find other names or military information on the documents of the BLM GLO records that can give you clues. No such luck this time. LAGenWeb did not have Ward Maps listed that could be immediately found, but, I’ll keep searching.


About Louisiana Genealogy Admin

I manage several RootsWeb mailing lists and message boards, support Louisiana Cemetery Preservation, am a former Louisiana and Mississippi librarian, have been researching genealogy of my family since 1988, and write and promote several blogs supporting either Louisiana genealogy or Louisiana cemeteries.
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