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ANCESTRY ANTHOLOGY: PLANTATION OWNERS #10: E. J. CARRINGTON - 103 SLAVES - POLK COUNTY







 


CARRINGTON, E. J. (1799–?). E. J. Carrington, one of largest slaveholders in Texas in 1860, owned 103 slaves and was living north of Jones Prairie in

Polk County, according to the census of that year. He had real property valued at $22,600 and personal property valued at $70,000, owned 500 improved acres, and produced 2,500 bushels of corn and 200 bales of cotton.


Carrington, who was born in Virginia,
was a member of the Fourth Texas Cavalry, Riley's Regiment, Green's Brigade. He was twice married and had four children; his second wife was Jane Chamber of Liberty County.

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Randolph B. Campbell, An Empire for Slavery: The Peculiar Institution in Texas, 1821–1865 (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1989). Emma Haynes, The History of Polk County (MS, Sam Houston Regional Library, Liberty, Texas, 1937; rev. ed. 1968). United Confederate Veterans, Ike Turner Camp, Historical Polk County, Texas (Livingston: Polk County Enterprise, 191-?).


























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