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EARLY MISSISSIPPIANS IN SPANISH NATCHEZ

 THE ANNUAL REPORT OF THE AMERICAN HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION for 1945. Part II  This report contains translations of materials from the Spanish Archives now in the Bancroft Library at Berkley, all concerned with Spain in the MS Valley, 1765-1794.

 

A letter from Carlos de Grand Pre, Natchez, March 2, 1790, to Governor Don Estavan Miro, enclosed statement of tobacco produced by growers of Natchez, according to the settlers own statements, in 1790. The name of each planter is listed with number of pounds of tobacco reported.  The spelling of names is often SPANISH or a PHONETIC spelling of the same.

 

 

Planter #s of Tobacco
-------, WILEY   1500
ABRAMS, ROBERT   3400
ALEXANDER, ISAAC   3400
ALSTON, JAMES   1000
ALSTON, JOHN   11000
ALSTON, LEWIS  13000
ALSTON, WILLIAM   3000
AMBROSE, STEPHEN  2,000
ANDERSON   ?
AMSTRAD, JOHN  1200
ARMSTRONG, MOSES   300
BACON, RICHARD   2000
BALLACK, BENJAMIN   1600
BALLOU   5600
BANNER, JAMES  3600
BARNARD, JOSEPH   8000
BATES, EPHRAIM  4000
BEALL, ALEXANDER   5000
BELEY, GEORGE   100
BELL, SAMUEL   6000
BELL, WILLIAM   1000
BELTH, BENJAMIN,   4000
BENGEMAM, ADAM   45000
BENNELL, ELIAS   2100
BENOIST, GABRIEL   3222
BINGEMAN, CHRISTOPHER   1500
BISLAND, JOHN  2100
BONNER, MOSES  SENIOR 6000
BONNER, MOSES, JR.   6500
BOOTHE, JOHN  500
BOULS, JOHN   9100
BRANNON, GIRED   12000
BROCUS, WILLIAM   8000
BROWN, OBAJIAH   3800
BRUIN, PETER B.   7000
BULLEN, JOHN   2000
BURNET, JOHN   5000
CABLE, JACOB  6300
CALVERT, THOMAS   7000
CALVET, FREDERICK   10100
CALVIT, WILLIAM   10000
CARIDENE, PARKER   14000
CARPENTER, MARY   2100
CARTER, JESSE   9500
CARTER, NEHEMIAH   5100
CARTER, ROBERT   900
CASON, CHARLES  4600
CAVREY, JOHN  8200
CHAMBERS, DANIEL   1000
CHERBENAUX, LOUIS   700
--CKEY   4,100
CLARK, DANIEL   20000
CLARK, GIBSON   7000
COARTNEY, JOHN   300
COBB, ARTHUR   3800
COBURN,   5000
COLE, JAMES   2900
COLE, JAMES, SR.   5000
COLE, MARK   2500
COLE, STEPHEN   1200
COLEMAN, JEREMIAH   2300
COLEMAN, JOHN  0
COLEMAN, WILLIAM   300
COLLENS, WILLIAM  6800
COOPER, HENRY   6000
COOPER, SAMUEL   3600
COOPER, WILLIAM   11600
CRANE, WALTERMAN   4000
CURTES, BENJAMIN   1500
CURTES, RICHARD   1000
CURTES, WILLIAM   6100
DALVA, STEPHEN   1300
DAVIS, ELISHA   -,600
DAVIS, HUGH &LAN--   -,600
DAVIS, SAMUEL   1000
DAW, SEBASTION   2000
DAYTON, , EBENEZER   200
DOVE, MISTRESS   400
DUNBAR, ROBERT   11000
DUNBAR, WILLIAM   18200
DYSON, JOHN   1600
DYSON, JOSEPH   1100
DYSON, THOMAS   1000
ELLIOT, JAMES   4000
ELLIS, ABRAHAM   16000
ELLIS, HERDE   3000
ELLIS, JOHN   18100
ELLIS, RICHARD   15500
ESSER, THOMAS   1000
FABER, WILLIAM   2300
FANOU, ALEXANDER   1400
FARBANKS, WILLIAM   2000
FERGUSON,    2000
FERMONT, GEORGE  -  
FIFE, YSAAC   1300
FITZGERALD, GEORGE   12000
FLETCHER, WILLIAM   700
FLOWERS, DOCTOR   12000
FLOWERS, ELISHA  4000
FORD, JOHN   5400
FORD, JOSEPH   4500
FORD, ROBERT   8000
FOSTER, JAMES   5000
FOSTER, JOHN   2000
FOSTER, THOMAS   8000
FOSTER, WILLIAM   6000
FOYE, BENJAMIN   1000
GIBSON, GABRIEL   4000
GIBSON, RUBEN   3345
GIBSON, SAMUEL   10000
GILLAIRD, MISTRESS  12800
GILLEARD, ISAAC   10000
GLASCOCK, M.   3100
GOADEVIN, MISTRESS   2300
GRAFTON, DANIEL   11000
GRAY, RUFFIN   2800
GREEN, ABNER   9000
GREEN, HENRY   17000
GREEN, JOSEPH   1000
GREEN, THOMAS   23000
GRIFFEN, GABRIEL   10000
GRIFFEN,     3000
HAMBORLIN, WILLIAM   5000
HAMILTON, JESSE   7500
HANDERSON, WILLIAM  8000
HARMAN, EZEKIEL   4100
HARMAN, JOHN   3100
HARRISON, JOHN   1200
HARRISON, RICHARD   21000
HARTON, ABRAHAM   2000
HAY, JAMES   4000
HAYS, JAMES    3000
HEARTLY, JOHN   7000
HENDERSON, ALEXANDER   2000
HERK, JAMES  8800
HIGDON, JEPTHA   10000
HIGDON, MARY   2000
HOBLARD, THOMAS   1200
HOLMES, BENJAMIN   7700
HOLMES, JOSEPH  6500
HOLT, DAVID   9000
HOLT, JOHN   4000
HOSTON, ABRAM   8000
HOUVARD, JOSHUA   5000
HOWIE, WILLIAM   500
HUMPHRES, RALPH   6000
HUMPHRIES, JUSTES   1100
HUTCHENS, ANTHONY   22000
IRIVIN, JAMES   5600
ISINHOOD, BARNEY   2000
JACOBS, HENRY   1200
JOHNSON, YSAAC   7100
JONES, DAVID   400
JONES, JOHN  2400
JORDEN, THOMAS  6000
KILLION, GEORGE   3000
KING, CABEL   2000
KING, CALEB   10000
KING, JUSTIN   10000
KING, RICHARD,  10000
LAMBERT, DAVID   2000
LEAPHART, JACOB   2000
LEE, WILLIAM   4000
LENHART, ADAM   6000
LINCTOT, BERNARD   10000
LOVELAS, EDIARD   --00
LOVELAS, THOMAS  1000
LUM, WILLIAM   6000
LUSK, JOHN   1000
MADDIN, MANUEL   3000
MANADAU, HENRY  7000
MARBLE, EZRA   4000
MARLIN, JOHN   11000
MCCABE, EDUARD   3000
MCINTOSH, JAMES   12200
MCINTOSH, WILLIAM   5600
MELLER, WILLIAM   100
MENOR, JOHN   12000
MILLER, ARCHD.   3400
MITCHELL, DAVID   4800
MORGAN, THOMAS  3600
MULKEY, DAVID   500
NELSON, PETER   2400
NICHOLSON, KA..ES   2,200
NUTON, JOHN  2000
ODAM, DAVID   5000
ODAM, JOHN   1500
OGDON, DANIEL   1000
OGLESBY, JAMES,  3400
OUITT, EZEKIEL   4000
OWENS, WILLIAM   3000
PALMER, --RCH   3700
PARKINS, JONATHAN   1000
PERDY, CHARLES   -,000
PERHINS, JOSEPH   5000
PERRY, DANIEL   4000
PHIPPS, SAMUEL   400
PIPES, WINSOR   4000
PLANNER, HENRY   3000
PRUETT, BEARLIE   4000
RALEY, CADER   3000
RANER, SAMUEL   1500
RATLESS, WILLIAM   7000
RATLIFF, JOHN   9700
RICHARDSON, HENRY   6000
RICHARDSON, JEORGE   1000
ROACH, HENRY    200
ROBB, NICHOLAS   2800
ROU, MISTRESS  1000
RUMSEY, JEAN   8000
RUSSELL, WILLIAM   3800
RYON, WILLIAM   2300
SALVERS, JOHN   3000
SARGET, CHARLES   6500
SAVAGE, MISTRESS  6000
SCOTT, WILLIAM  2800
SHELLING, JACOB   500
SHILLENG, BOLSER   3000
SHORT, WILLIAM  --00
SHUNK, JOHN   10000
SIMMONS, CHARLES   7000
SINCLAIR, GASPER   3800
SMILEY, THOMAS   2300
SMITH ZACHEREAH   9500
SMITH, DAVID   1000
SMITH, EBENEZER   5000
SMITH, JOHN   12000
SMITH, PHEL   1500
SMITH, PHELLINDER  11000
SMITH, WILLIAM   2000
SMITH, WILLIAM   9000
SPAIN, FRANCIS   3100
SPALDEN,    200
STAMPLY, GEORGE   600
STAMPLY. JOHN   3000
STAYBREAKER, JOHN   1600
STEPHENSON, SAMUEL    1000
STEVENSON, STEPHEN   1000
SWEEZE, GABRIEL   2,000
SWEEZE, NATHEN   8500
SWEEZE, SAMUEL   1200
SWEEZY, RICHARD   4700
TAMBLESTON, NATHAN   2000
TERRY, JOHN   11300
THOMAS, WILLIAM   2500
TOOL, PATRICK   1000
TRAVELLION, RICHARD   6000
TREVEN, WILLIAM   6300
TRIVEN, WILLIAM   5000
TRULEY, JAMES   9000
TURNEY, MATHEU   1100
--UMMENS, THOMAS   4,800
VOSS, THOMAS   2000
WADE, JAMES  4000
WELKS, WILLIAM     7300
WEST, CATO  11000
WHETEKER, DANIEL   1000
WHITE, MATHEU   18600
WILLIAMS, DAVID   50000

Submitted by Sue Moore sbmoore@swbell.net

 

AMERICANS ARRIVING in SPANISH-HELD NATCHEZ 1788-1790

 *These reports were written by a Spanish officer, Carlos de Grand Pre to Governor Estevan Miro; therefore many of the names are in SPANISH or a PHONETIC attempt to convert the name to Spanish.  Some are in English.  The term “settler” means those with intent to settle the district. In 1788, a royal order encouraged American immigration and trade, and colonist began arriving in larger numbers than ever before.  Few of these arrived via the land route, however;  most arrived on flatboats, coming down the Mississippi.  The majority came from Kentucky. Many settled in what would become Adams, Amite, Claiborne, Franklin, Jefferson and Wilkinson counties. List taken from records in the MS Dept. of Archives and History, Jackson MS.  

EXPLANATION OF NUMBERS: 

NAME-TOTAL COUNT  (MEN-WOMEN-CHILDREN)

 

JULY 5, 1788

Arriving from DISTRICT of KENTUCKY

BUCHANAN, JAMES   2  (1-1-0)

PROCTOR, RUBIN  5  (1-1-3)

GLASACOCK, JAIME  6  (1-0-5)

TAYLOR, ISAAC  8  (1-1-6)

MARBLE, ABNER  13  (1-1-11)

RICHARD, ESTEVAN  3  (1-1-1)

PATON, ROBERTO  1

EASMAN, ABEMESER  1

BROCTOR, JUAN  1

CHAMBER, JUAN  1

CHAMBER, SILAS  1

CHAMBER, JOSEPH  1

DAVIS, JUAN  1

GUYLE, JUAN  1

SHORT, JUAN  1

PYAT, JACOBO  1

 

JULY 5,1788

Arriving from STATE of VIRGINIA

BRUIN, PEDRO  5  (1-1-3)

WOOLLEY, MELIN  1

HUMPHRIS, MS.  7  (0-1-6)

TURNEY, JUAN  2  (1-1-0)

NEWMAN, BENJAMIN  7  (1-1-5)

DAYTON, ABNER  1

CHAFEY, ABNER  1

 

JULY 5, 1788

Arriving from 

DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE/CUMBERLAND

 

COOK, JORGE  3  (1-1-1)

DRACK, BENJAMIN 2 (1-1-0)

GASKINS, JUAN  5  (1-1-3)

BEHR, THOMAS  4  (1-1-2)

HARDIGILL, DANIEL  5  (1-1-3)

FREMTHAM, MARTIN  5  (1-1-3)

SPAWLINS, JAMES  3  (1-1-1)

SCOGINGS, MADAME  4  (0-1-3)

PIAT, JACOBO  3  (1-1-1)

ORMSBY, JUAN  1

CRETO, ROBERTO  1

MARNEY, JUAN  1

STRICKLING, DANIEL 1

FLECHER, BENJAMIN  1

SNEED, TOMAS  1

MCDUGAL, GUILLERMO  1

PYNN, JAYME  1

MCGUNE, HUGH  1

WEST, JUAN  1

GREEN, ENRIQUE  1

 

DECEMBER 31, 1788

Arriving from FORT PITT/PITTSBURG

COCHRAN, ROBERTO  1

LAND, JUAN  1

LIVEING, LOUIS  1

BONNEY, HUGH  1

HOLSTON, GEORGE  1

DULS, HENRY 1

 

DECEMBER 31, 1788

Arriving from CUMBERLAND/TENNESSEE

RUNDELL, JOSIAH

MCGOUBIK, RUBIN

RUNDELL, SETH

HAYWARD, JOUCHA

ELBERINGTON, JOHN

 

DECEMBER 31, 1788

Arriving from CONNECTICUT

SELDON, GEORGE

 

DECEMBER 31, 1788

Arriving from KENTUCKY

RUD, THOMAS

BECKLY, ADAM

HAMLET, JOHN

 

DECEMBER 31, 1788

Arriving from  PENNSYLVANIA

WALHER, ANDREW

 

DECEMBER 31, 1788

Arriving from the Chacta (CHOCTAW NATION)

BASSETT, WILLIAM  6 (1-1-4)

MILLER, WILLIAM  3  (1-1-1)

FOOY, BENJAMIN  4  (1-1-2)

 

FLATBOATS ARRIVING IN NATCHEZ -

OWNER, EMPLOYEES, AND/OR SETTLERS

ACCORDING TO LETTERS FROM CARLOS

DE GRAND PRE  TO GOVERNOR MIRO

 

FEBRUARY 23, 1790

Arriving from KENTUCKY 

LEE, MARK, owner with two flatboats

Employees:

BOCOM, RAMON

FRYEL, ROBERT

BOCOMAN, LEONARD

GIFFORD, WILLIAM

NUOY, JOHN

LEE, JOHN

WAZIAM, JOHN

HARRISON, JOHN

CATHORS, EDWARD, owner with one flatboat

Employees:

WILSON, ISRAEL

GOLLCHER, PATRICK

BROCON, JOHN

HATER, JOHN

MCGALLIHAN,---- with five children

THOMAS, PHILEMON, owner with two flatboats

Employees:

THOMAS, RICHARD

SMITH, CARLOS

MOONEY, SAMUEL

GRIFFON, FRANCIS

CARMACK, JOHN

MOORE, JOHN

MORELY, FLORANCE

 

FEBRUARY 23, 1790

Arriving overland from SOUTH CAROLINA

 GRUBB, BENJAMIN

with wife, 1 daughter, 5 Negroes and 1 Negress

 

MARCH 12, 1790

Arriving from SOUTH CAROLINA

WILLIAMS, JUAN, owner with 25 Negroes, to settle

TENDSLEY, PRESTON, with 7 Negroes, to settle

 

APRIL 19, 1790

Arriving from KENTUCKY with 5 flatboats

GUILLERMO, HARMON, owner

Settlers:

DAVIS, JOHN

FOLBERT, EDMUND

BOARD, PHILLIP

ARMESTRONG, WILLIAM

HALL, WILLIAM

ROBERTS, ANTHONY ,

with wife, son and daughter

O’FINNEY, HUGH 

with wife, son and 3 daughters

 

APRIL 20, 1790

Arriving from KENTUCKY with flatboat

MCGANEY, HUGH,  owner and settler

WHITSEL, LEWIS, settler

 

APRIL 22, 1790

Arriving from PENNSYLVANIA ,

brought by EZEKIEL FORMAN  all to settle:

FORMAN, EZEKIEL

with wife, son, and three daughters

Passengers:

OMUND, EBENEZER

CHACACH, ELIZABETH

Employees:

HARLTOCK, CHRISTIAN

ROBENS, GEORGE

OCONOR, GUILLERMO

 

APRIL 22, 1790

Flatboat arriving from VIRGINIA

SHARKEY, PARTICK

Settlers:

HENDERSON, JAMES

STOGAN, JOHN

SMITH, THOMAS

MCELWEE, THOMAS

JOHNSON, EDMUND with family of 5 and 3 Negroes

THUNS, BERRY  with family of four

ROBERTS, JOHN with family of three

DANIEL, THOMAS

SULBAN, THOMAS

 

APRIL 23, 1790

Flatboat arriving from KENTUCKY

COWA-, JOHN, owner and settler

Employees and to settle:

YOUNGE, PETER

GRAHAM, JAMES

 

APRIL 23, 1790

Arriving by  two berchas and

one flatboat from KENTUCKY

First bercha, all to settle:

BIERALTER, GEORGE with wife and 2 sons

Employees:

JONES, CHARLES with wife and 2 sons

ROADS, JACOB

WALKER, GEORGE

WALKER, JOSEPH

EVANS, LUIS

STEWART, JAMES

SLONE, AUTHUR

SLONE, JOSEPH

ENRUFTY, JOHN

WILLSON, MICHAEL

Second bercha , all to settle:

LUSK, JAMES, with wife and 2 sons

JONES, FRANCIS

Flatboat:

GRANT, WILLIAM JOHN, owner, returning,

cargo included 8 casks of tobacco for

PILMAN, BUCKNER,

an inhabitant of the Natchez District

 

APRIL 29, 1790

Arriving by flatboat from KENTUCKY

COBURN, JOHN , returning to home

Employee:

TODD, CHARLES, remaining to settle

 

APRIL 30, 1790

Arriving by 2 flatboats from PENNSYLVANIA

FOWLER, ALEXANDER, owner and settler

Employees to settle:

MURENS, FREDERICK

MCDERMOT, THOMAS

HOUSE, CASPER

TYLAR, DANIEL JOSEPH

GREY, JAMES

 

APRIL 30, 1790

Flatboat arriving from PENNSYLVANIA

PERRY, JUAN, owner

Settlers:

BRON, JAMES

WOLF, GEORGE

BESHIP, GUILLERMO

 

MAY 4, 1790

Arriving by 2 flatboats from KENTUCKY,

employees returning

FRENCH, HENRY, owner and to settle

PATERSON, JOHN, owner and to settle

 

MAY 8, 1790

Arriving by flatboat from PENNSYLVANIA

with people and goods and brothers of

the Adjutant Major of Natchez,

DON ESTEVAN MINOR,

employees on boat returning

MINOR, WILLIAM, owner and to settle

MINOR, THEOPHILUS, owner and to settle

 

MAY 15, 1790

Arriving by flatboat from PENNSYLVANIA

CHAMBERS, WILLIAM, owner and to settle

 

MAY 16, 1790

Arriving by flatboat from PENNSYLVANIA

TATE, JOHN, owner

JACOBS, MIGUEL

SHERY, JOSEPH

 

MAY 16, 1790

Arriving by 2 flatboats from NORTH AMERICA

MARSHALL, GEORGE,

owner of both boats and returning

First flatboat, employees to settle:

DARLINGTON, ABRAM

CARTER, FRIEND

ARMSTRONG, JOHN

LAWSON, AARON

MAJOR, WILLIAM

FRUVIN, ADAM

SCRIBERS, STEPHEN

SCRIBER, ABRAM

Passenger to settle:

BROUNGH, RICHARD

Second flatboat in charge of

WILLIAM THOMSON, returning

Settlers:

DEPOS, CHARLES

MORRIS, ISAAC

COLLEK, JUAN

MORROW, MARTIN

FRAZER, GEORGE

MCMULLIR, CARLOS

 

MAY 17, 1790

Arriving by flatboat from KENTUCKY

GORDON, ROBERTO, owner and settler

Settlers:

SMITH, GODFRAY

HOVER, JACOBO

ROS, ROBERTO

 

MAY 17, 1790

Arriving by flatboat from KENTUCKY

BOYLE, JUAN , owner

MATUES, Hugh

 

MAY 23, 1790

Arriving by 2 flatboats from KENTUCKY

First flatboat with all to settle:

EWING, CARLOS, owner

Employees and passengers:

BRODER,--

ROBEL, LEONARD

Second flatboat, owner to return

OCONER, SANTIAGO to settle

 

JUNE 3, 1790

Report of family which

EPHRAIN HUBBARD  brought from VIRGINIA

Settlers:

HUBBARD, EPHRAIN and wife and 9 children,

10 Negroes, and plantation tools

 

JUNE 7, 1790

Arriving by 2 flatboats from FORT PITT/PITTSBURG

Settlers:

FIELDS, DANIEL

FIELDS, FELIPE

TOMAS, JUAN  with wife and 1 son

SMITH, CHRISTOPHER

LYON, MATHEW

JACOBO, GEORGES

 

JUNE 22, 1790

Arriving by 6 flatboats from the UNITED STATES

 

First flatboat,  the NANCY, from OHIO

FORMAN, SAMUEL, owner and settler

FORMAN, EZEK, resident of Natchez District

 

Other flatboats all from KENTUCKY

 

Second boat, owner and one passenger returning

Settlers:

MITCHEL, WILLIAM

GOLL, JACOBO

MCKEY, JUAN

 

Third boat

WINTERS, ELISHA, owner and settler

 

Fourth boat, owner returning

Settlers:

BUSHNELL, EUSEBIO

GUILLION, JOHN

Fifth and sixth boats,

consigned to OLIVER POLLOCK

SHIPMAN, STEPHEN , to settle

 

JUNE 28, 1790

Arriving  by flatboat from KENTUCKY

Settlers:

BEARE, WALTER

TERRY, JAMES with wife and 5 children

HUFFMAN, JACOBO with wife and three children

 submitted by Sue Moore sbmoore@swbell.net 

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