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January 26, 2015 / Joanne Yeck

Planterstown, 1802—1803



Elizabeth McCraw, in her 1937 survey of Planterstown, described a bustling river town at the turn of the 19th century. She quoted a mutilated, surviving Day Book kept by John Epperson who ran a tobacco warehouse and a general store. It was filled with the names firms and individuals who conducted business at Planterstown.

Firms included: Brown Reives & Co., Dunlop Pollok & Co., Farrar & Lackland, John Johns & Co., Willis Wills & Co., Sharks & McRae, W. Irvin & Co., and Hughes Allen & Co.

Tobacco Warehouses: Dean’s, Epperson’s, and Johnson’s

The accounts are peppered with the oldest names in Buckingham County, including: Anderson, Bell, Cox, Curd, Childress, Coleman, Eldridge, Flood, Gannaway, Gilliam, Guerrant, Harrison, Hooper, Johns, Moseley, Saunders, Seay, Tapscott, and Watkins.

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  1. missshellbelle / Jan 27 2015 10:55 pm


  2. Joanne Yeck / Jan 27 2015 5:45 am

    I don’t know which Johnson this is. As I learn more about Planterstown, I’ll watch for him.

  3. missshellbelle / Jan 26 2015 10:38 pm

    Joanne, Who runs/owns Johnson’s Tobacco Warehouse?


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