By Marc R. Matrana
The good majority of the South's plantation houses were destroyed over the years, and plenty of have lengthy been forgotten. In misplaced Plantations of the South, Marc R. Matrana weaves jointly pictures, diaries and letters, architectural renderings, and different infrequent records to inform the tale of sixty of those vanquished estates and the folks who as soon as known as them home.
From plantations that have been destroyed via usual catastrophe reminiscent of Alabama's Forks of Cypress, to those who have been deliberately demolished akin to Seven Oaks in Louisiana and Mount excellent in Kentucky, Matrana resurrects those misplaced mansions. together with plantations through the South in addition to border states, Matrana conscientiously tracks the histories of every from the earliest days of development to the customarily contentious struggles to maintain those irreplaceable ancient treasures. misplaced Plantations of the South explores the basis explanations of dying and gives realizing and perception on how classes realized in those unhappy losses might help hinder destiny upkeep crises. shooting the voices of masters and mistresses along these of slaves, and that includes multiple hundred based archival illustrations, this booklet explores the strong and complicated histories of those cardinal houses around the South.
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The fire was occasioned in the absence of a mother by her little children setting fire to a straw bed. 37 Tired of managing plantation affairs alone after a long period as a widower, Richard Scott remarried in 1828. S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall, was in her early twenties. Scott was nearly sixty. Soon, she gave birth to Richard M. Scott, Jr. ”38 Sadly, the child’s mother took ill with a “bilious fever” on the third day following delivery and died a few months later. 39 In 1833, a single son was born to the couple, whom they named John Mordecai Scott.
Census notes that the Bullocks owned twenty-five slaves and later accumulated nearly forty.
The fire, which destroyed the mansion, was thought to have been set by arsonists. Many of the priceless Lee-Custis family portraits displayed in the plantation mansion had been moved over the years, but seventeen remaining portraits were destroyed in the blaze. Dr. George Bolling Lee died in 1948, and his widow sold the Ravensworth tract to developers in 1957. The noted stables were demolished in 1960 to make way for new subdivisions, including one called Ravensworth Farm, which still stands on the site today.
Lost Plantations of the South by Marc R. Matrana