- Tuscawilla Plantation
Tuscawilla Plantation bordered the northern tip of the south tract of
Chemonie Plantation. Today, the land that was Tuscawilla is now the neighborhoods east of Chaires Cross Road and the north and south sides of Buck Lake Road, much of Baum Road, north and south sides of I-10, including Heartwood Hills, Tung Grove Road, Pennewaw Trace, and Bexhill Lane.
The Leon County Florida 1860 Agricultural Census shows that the William Bailey Plantation had the following:
* Improved Land: 1500 acres (6 km²)
* Unimproved Land: 1500 acres (6 km²)
* Cash value of plantation: $36,000
* Cash value of farm implements/machinery: $1500
* Cash value of farm animals: $10,000
* Number of slaves: 172
* Bushels of corn: 3000
* Bales of cotton: 200
John Parkhill was a
physicianby trade and a native of Irelandand left Richmond, Virginiaon April 15, 1827, with his brother-in-law William Coplandin a stagecoachheaded south. Parkhill left his wife and 2 year old son behind. Parkhill and Copland headed to Florida to examine and purchase land. Parkhill worked as a postmaster and banker in Tallahassee.
Parkhill joined the Confederate Army
August 20, 1861as a Captainand died at the Seven Days Battlenear Gaines' farm and Richmond, Virginiabetween June 25, 1862and July 1, 1862.
* [http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/fl/leon/census/1860agri.txt Rootsweb Plantations]
* [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~ajac/flleon.htm Largest Slaveholders from 1860 Slave Census Schedules]
*Paisley, Clifton; "From Cotton To Quail", University of Florida Press, c1968.
* [http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv/p/Parkhill,John.html UNC Library]
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