Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Landholders of St. Tammany Parish, 1850

 A list of some of the large landholders of St. Tammany Parish and the size of their properties as well as the items being grown one hundred and seventy years ago were listed in the 1850 Census for Agriculture for Louisiana.

A table displaying that information was published in the Journal of the Louisiana Historical Association in the 1990 Winter edition. Here is the information from that table (as printed).

Some Large Landholders of St. Tammany Parish, 1850

A. Marigny: 800 improved acres, 4200 unimproved acres, cash value of farm was $1000, value of farm implements and machinery was $1000,  value of livestock was $820, and 100 bushels of sweet potatoes.

D. R. Morgan: 40 improved acres, 2730 unimproved acres, cash value of farm was $2000, value of farm implements and machinery was $100,  value of livestock was $814,  450 bushes of corn, and 150 bushels of sweet potatoes.

Charles Parent: 100 improved acres, 2000 unimproved acres, cash value of farm was $8000,  value of livestock was $814, and 450 bushels of corn.

Samuel Russ:  100 improved acres,  1900 unimproved acres, cash value of farm was $6000, value of farm implements and machinery was $1,  value of livestock was $1637.

J. B. Baham: 40 improved acres,  1840 unimproved acres, cash value of farm was $14,000, value of farm implements and machinery was $50,  value of livestock was $1900,  120 bushels of corn.

L. Morgan: 50 improved acres,  1600 unimproved acres, cash value of farm was $5000, value of farm implements and machinery was $15,  and value of livestock was $585.

Fran
çoise Cousins: 60 improved acres,  1540 unimproved acres, cash value of farm was $2500, value of livestock was $320,  and 2080 bushels of sweet potatoes.

James Warren: 50 improved acres,  1230 unimproved acres, cash value of farm was $200, value of farm implements and machinery was $100,  value of livestock was $496,  and 500 bushels of corn.

Daniel Edwards: 200 improved acres,  1080 unimproved acres, cash value of farm was $2000, value of farm implements and machinery was $200,  value of livestock was $2080,  and 1000 bushels of corn.

Cornelius Cooper: 150 improved acres,  1130 unimproved acres, cash value of farm was $300, value of farm implements and machinery was $25,  value of livestock was $610,  and 170 bushels of corn. 


Abner Jenkins: 70 improved acres,  1210 unimproved acres, cash value of farm was $300, value of farm implements and machinery was $25,  value of livestock was $610,  170 bushels of corn and 200 bushes of sweet potatoes.

A. Randal: 30 improved acres,  1250 unimproved acres, cash value of farm was $1200, value of farm implements and machinery was $40,  value of livestock was $406,  60 bushels of corn, and 100 bushes of sweet potatoes.

G. Crawford: 30 improved acres,  1200 unimproved acres, cash value of farm was $800, value of farm implements and machinery was $150,  value of livestock was $639,  300 bushels of corn and 125 bushels of sweet potatoes.

A. N. Hennen: 220 improved acres,  880 unimproved acres, cash value of farm was $6000, value of farm implements and machinery was $200,  value of livestock was $2355,  1200 bushes of corn and 200 bushels of sweet potatoes.

William Robertson: 50 improved acres,  1000 unimproved acres, cash value of farm was $1200, value of farm implements and machinery was $100,  value of livestock was $500,  200 bushels of corn and 400 bushels of sweet potatoes.

John Faure:  10 improved acres,  990 unimproved acres, cash value of farm was $5000 , and value of livestock was $342.

Thomas Morris: 25 improved acres,  875 unimproved acres, cash value of farm was $1200, value of farm implements and machinery was $50,  value of livestock was $310,  and 130 bushels of corn.

Jordan Kincaid: 60 improved acres,  700 unimproved acres, cash value of farm was $1000, value of farm implements and machinery was $200,  value of livestock was $670,  300 bushes of corn and 500 bushels of sweet potatoes.

John Parker: 60 improved acres,  590 unimproved acres, cash value of farm was $800, value of farm implements and machinery was $50,  value of livestock was $590,  300 bushes of corn and 400 bushels of sweet potatoes.

William Sharpe: 30 improved acres,  610 unimproved acres, cash value of farm was $200, value of farm implements and machinery was $60,  value of livestock was $1080,  300 bushes of corn and 200 bushels of sweet potatoes.

T. H. Crawford:
40 improved acres,  600 unimproved acres, cash value of farm was $800, value of farm implements and machinery was $75,  value of livestock was $520,  300 bushes of corn and 400 bushels of sweet potatoes.

Sarah Morris: 30 improved acres,  610 unimproved acres, cash value of farm was $300, value of farm implements and machinery was $50,  value of livestock was $1320,  and 100 bushes of corn.

S. McCall: 12  improved acres,  628 unimproved acres, cash value of farm was $1000, value of farm implements and machinery was $10,  100 bushes of corn and 200 bushels of sweet potatoes.

R.J. Edwards: 30 improved acres,  610 unimproved acres, cash value of farm was $600, value of farm implements and machinery was $5,  value of livestock was  200 bushes of corn and 500 bushels of sweet potatoes.

Linear:  40 improved acres,  600 unimproved acres, cash value of farm was $1000, value of farm implements and machinery was $100,  value of livestock was $210,  300 bushels of corn and 300 bushels of sweet potatoes.


The above painting entitled "Farm in St. Tammany" was produced by American artist Richard Clague (1821-1973) sometime between 1851 and 1870.  Click on the image to make it larger.Painting Source: LSU Museum of Art

 


 See also:

Walter Parker

The Area That Became Tchefuncte State Park