Benjamin F. Cater
Benjamin F. Cater was the owner of Kelvin Grove
Plantation on St. Simons Island. Many of his slaves intermarried with
those of the Retreat Plantation, before and after the Civil War.
According to history, Benjamin's father, Thomas Cater, was murdered by his own wife, Elizabeth Cater, and the overseer who she was having an affair with.
Benjamin was taken by a slave, Ben, to Retreat Plantation, due to Ben's fear that the child would be murdered as well.
William Page, of Retreat, became young Benjamin's guardian until he reached his majority and could maintain the Kelvin Grove plantation on his own.
Inventories & Appraisements Vol. D pgs.
[Glynn County Probate Court]
The following is a list of slaves sold by
Hugh F. Grant from
the estate of B.F. Cater, and who purchased them.
5 June 1841
Lou for $580
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