Col. John J. Burnett
The accounting sheet has an entry for the purchase of 7 pairs of shoes, at $1 per pair, for the canal hands. If you are familiar with Glynn County history, this was the canal dug by slaves from the south of Brunswick all the way north through Elizafield Plantation, or what is known as the Morning Star property today.
On this same accounting is a charge of $243.25 for loss of time of the hands while working on the canal. One final entry of $1609 to Miss [or Messrs.?] Couper and Nightingale for the hire of Negroes to work on the canal from 14 February 1838 to 1 December 1838.
Book E folio 38 by Alex. Scranton; 10 February 1845
A will and slave inventory has been found for Col. John Burnett, as recorded below, click here to read will.
Inventories & Appraisements Vol. D pg. 34
[Glynn County Probate Court]
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