The plantation was a farm that contained many different animals. Besides using mules for labor intensive work, the family relied on chickens for food and eggs.
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An overseer was responsible for management of the plantation’s laborers, stock, land, and tools. The overseer's residence at Oakland was constructed in 1861 by enslaved
labor for an overseer named Seneca Pace. Pace kept a daily journal of work and weather at Oakland.