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Ben Gant (aka Grant)


Fairvue Plantation


Born ca. 1831


1847 – September - Listed in September inventory of Isaac Franklin’s estate.

1848 - Adelicia “hired” him from the estate and he was still with her in September of 1854.

1861 – Ben was listed as married to Maria Gant at the Angola Plantation in Louisiana. This document included a list of enslaved people and other property that was used as collateral for a loan taken out by Joseph Acklen. They had a son, also named Ben who most likely is listed as “Ben Little” age 5 under Ben Grant. (Vertical Record at the Sumner County Archives, Mortgage Statement, March 15, 1861 in New Orleans.)

Other Possible Sources:

1867 – January 30 - A Ben Gant died at the age of 70 in Louisiana. This person is too old to be this Ben but could be his father. (Freeman Bureau Records 1865-1878)

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