Historic Plantation Site 

Founded in the 1840s, the Jackson Plantation was the second of three plantations developed by Abner Jackson. Originally known as “Lake Place,” the site was once a bustling sugar plantation that stretched over 4642 acres with more than 80 enslaved workers.

 

Significant to the history of industrialized sugar production in Brazoria County, it has been designated as a State Antiquities Landmark by the Texas Historical Commission. Visitors can explore the archeological remains of this historic site, most notably those of the main house and sugar mill.

Abner Jackson

Circa 1890s 

Photographer: Unknown 

 

The following photograph is the only known image of the Abner Plantation main house. More than likely this image was taken before the 1900 Galveston Hurricane. 

Enslaved Period 

Despite the lack of paper evidence documenting the lives of the enslaved workers of the Lake Jackson Plantation, it is still possible to piece together some of who they were and what their life was like. Below are the links to different sources containing information about individuals and groups of enslaved people owned by Abner Jackson. The following list of names was taken from the property inventory of Abner Jackson after his death. 

Name - Age - $ Value 

1. Margaret - 35 - $600 

2. Andy - 18 months - $150 

3. Mary - 20 - $900 

4. Maria - 39 - $600 

5. Arics - 19 - $800 

6. Lydia - 2 - $150 

7. Big Ellen - 48 - $500 

8. Little Ellen - 25 - $900 

9. Emma - 2 - $150 

10. Elizabeth - 39 - $600 

11. Parthinia - 5 months - $100 

12. Edie - 14 - $700 

13. Francis - 20 - $900 

14. Fanny - 60 - $250 

15. Hannah - 60 - $250 

16. Sally - 49 - $250 

17. Sarah - 19 - $650 

18. Angeline - 18 - $900 

19. Adaline - 20 - $900 

20. Becky - 15- $900 

21. Louisa - 15 - $900

22. Lucy Harry - 60 - $250 

23. Little lucy - 22 - $800 

24. Lucinda - 14 - $800

25. Viney - 39 - $800 

26. Charlotte - 50 - $400 

27. Caroline - 20 - $900 

28. Cheney - 15 - $800 

29. Devey - 25 - $850 

30. Dliash - 18 - $400 

31. Rose - 50 - $200 

32. Rickter - 29 - $750 

33. Charles - 1 - $150 

34. Rhoda - 25 - $900 

35. Kate - 1 - $100 

36. Jane - 50 - $100

37. Julia - 25 - $850 

38. Marshall - 18 months - $200

39. Parthenoneo - 18 - $850 

40. Palace - 14 - $600 

41. Feliz - 13 - $800 

42. Ernest - 12 - $900 

43. Boston - 600 - $100 

44. Armshead - 40 - $900 

45. Adam - 16 - $1000

46. Bill jack - 35 - $900 

47. Jim Mitchell - 29 - $1000

48. Jim Ray - 20 - $1000

49. Mose - 24 - $1100 

50. Pete - 26 - $1000

51. Joe - 28 - $1000

52. Wise - 22 - $1050 

53. Walton - 25 - $1050 

54. Wash - 20 - $1050 

55. Sam - 22 - $950 

56. Henry - 26 - $1100 

57. Little Henry  - 13 - $800

58. Harry - 13 - $800

59. Daniel - 22 - $1100 

60. Hiram - 40 - $800

61. Dennis - 12 - $600 

62. Old Harry - 50 - $700 

63. Darse - 45 - $800 

64. Gilbery - 32- $1100 

65. Charles - 32 - $1100 

66. Old Armstead - 60 - $100 

67. Solomon - 100 - $00 

68. Tony Bluit - 16 - $200 

69. Patsey - 44 - $500 

70. Peggy - 60 - $250 

71. Rhoda - 58 - $150 

72. Andrew - 12 - $800

73. Dorse - 11- $700 

74. Tilla - 60 - $000

75. Emma - 70 - $000

76. Sylva - 55 - $000

77. Old Charles - 70 - $000

78.  Elvern - 60 - $200 

79. Levenia - 8 - $450 

80. Sophy - 8 - $450 

81. Pinkey - 10 - $450 

82. Dilsey - 12 - 4400 

83. Rhody - 12 - $300 

84. John - 10 - $500 

85. Arie- 10 - $400 

86. Betsey - 7 - $400 

87. Virginia - 6 - $350 

88. Hiram - 6 - $400 

89. Pathe - 8 - $400 

90. Aleck - 5 - 4300 

91. Martha - 4 - $250 

92. Dicie - 5 - $250 

93. Ben - 22 - $100 

July 1, 1862  Inventory 

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