Caruthers bought lots 4 and 5 of block 99, lots 6 and 7 of block 100, lot 3 in block 101, lots 1, 2, and 9 of block 86, lots 2, 3, and 10 of block 87, lots 2, 4, 7, and 10 of block 88, lots 2, 3, and 6 of block 89, lot 4 of block 80, lots 2, 4, and 8 of block 81, lots 2 and 4 of block 82, lots 2, 4, 7, and 8 of block 74, lot 4, 7, and 8 of block 75, lots 7 and 10 of block 76, lot 7 of block 77, lot 4 of block 78, lot 8 of block 70, lot 9 of block 72, lots 8 and 10 of block 73, lot 3 of block 102, lot 3 of block 100, lot 4 of block 89, lot 2 of block 86, lot 9 of block 85 in St. Cloud in St. Cloud in Stearns County in 1856; lot 7 of block 81, lot 9 of block 89, lot 2 of block 80, lot 6 of block 69, lots 4 and 5 of block 72, lot 2 of block 79, lots 9 and 10 of block 71, lot 9 of block 81 in St. Cloud in Stearns County on May 8, 1858; lots 15 through 20 of block 48, lot 15 of block 26 in Sauk Rapids in Benton County.

He lived in Lebanon, Wilson County, Tennessee. In 1860 his male slaves were ages 42, 40, 38, 25, 21, 15 (2 of them), 5 (2 of them), 3, 2; his female slaves were ages 40, 39, 17, 15, 10, 9, 8, 7. He also co-owned a plantation (Hoggatt & Caruthers) in Yazoo County, Mississippi, and that plantation contained exactly one hundred slaves [US 1860 Slave Schedule, Yazoo, Mississippi, 152-153].

Easter Caruthers: She was likely Caruthers’s 10-year-old female slave listed in the 1860 slave schedule. By the 1870 census, she was twenty years old and a live-in “domestic” for a lawyer named Pascall Williamson in Lebanon. She may also have been Abraham Caruthers’s slave.

James Caruthers: A slave who died in 1859/1860 of dropsy at age sixty-two.

John Caruthers: born on Caruthers’s estate as a slave. [ Kim Jackson Parks, Lebanon (Arcadia, 2014), 74.]

Mary J. Caruthers: She was likely Caruthers’s 7-year-old female slave listed in the 1860 slave schedule. By the 1870 census, she was sixteen years old and a lived with an African American couple in Lebanon.

 

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