Thanks for your fountain of information. However, I really did not require the lesson on Plantations or the Emancipation Proclamation. I am simply researching my ancestors that once lived/worked on that particular plantation. My intent was not to offend or receive a response that could be construed to convey such arrogance.
I listed my query as such, because my older relations advised that even after Emancipation, my African American ancestors still lived, worked, married, had children and died, on the same Plantations where they were once slaves, but after Emancipation they were struggling "share-croppers", but free. And living on the plantation.
Perhaps, another African American with a similar query would have information on the Berry Brock Plantation in Georgia; another reason for my choice in naming my query.
Thanks for the diatribe, but in this case it was not needed. I did not require Webster's definition of plantations. It appears that perhaps you need to get over some things and realize that even during the late 1800's, early 1900's the ex-slaves were still calling those great bastions of the south Plantations. Your lesson on the Emancipation Proclamation was also not required. The Internet holds many avenues for me to gain that knowledge as well.
Do you have any information on the Swanns that once resided on the Berry Brock Plantation? That is what I am looking for; information on a certain piece of land in Fairburn, Ga., once inhabited by people who may have been my ancestors.
Now, if you do have any info on the Berry Brock Plantation in Georgia where emancipated slaves that took on the surname Swann, still worked the land in the late 1800's, early 1900's - that's a different story.