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They were still calling them Plantations, even after Emancipation

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Re: They were still calling them Plantations, even after Emancipation

Posted: 1013224459000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1071460076000
Surnames: Brock
Here is everything I know about Europhia.

Listed on pg. 36 of the 1870 Campbell Co. census (Campbellton Dist.), Family #1157: Europha Brock, 53, black, Keeping House, $200 value of real property, born in NC; George, 23, black, Farm Laborer; Harrison, 18, black, Farm laborer; Minnie, 15, black, Domestic service; Liza, 13, black, Domestic service; Milton, 15, black, Farm labor; Ann, 12, black. All the children were born in Ga. Household #1155 was Nancy Brock, 57, (widow of Henry Brock), and Household #1156 was Henry Brock, 35 (son of Henry and Nancy Brock).

Listed on pg. 601D of the 1880 Campbell Co., GA census: Joel Brock, widower, age 45, born in South Carolina. Others in the household were Richard Brock, nephew, age 9; Mary Brock, niece, age 21; Ann Stricklin, other, black, single, age 22; Eugene Latham, other, black, single, age 18; Thomas Wilson, other, black, single, age 45; Minnie Brock, other, black, single, age 28; Frank Haynes, other, widower, black, age 65.

On page 77 of Campbell Co. Will Book B, the will of Europhia Brock (colored) lists son Oliver Brock, daughters Jemimah Brock, Sarah Elizabeth Brock, grandson Milton Strickland (a later codicil, 12/3/1873, disinheriting Milton Strickland), granddaughter Ann Strickland. The Executors were Thomas Brock, and Joel Brock, witnessed by Thomas Brock, Joel Brock, and Robert J. Tuggle, signed on 15 Jun 1871, probated on 4 Jan 1875. Thomas and Joel Brock were sons of Henry and Nancy, and Robert J. Tuggle was a lawyer who lived next to Nancy Brock.

The Ann Strickland mentioned in the will is undoubtedly the same individual as Ann Stricklin in the 1880 census. Minnie Brock may have been a daughter or granddaughter of Europhia.
It is obvious that Europhia Brock and the family of Henry (1802) Brock were very close. It is also interesting that a black female was a land owner in Georgia 4 years after the Civil War.

Anything you can add would be greatly appreciated.

Mick
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