Chronology of Kingsley Plantation
Kingsley Plantation Timeline
• 1765-1771 Island owned by Richard Hazard who operated an indigo plantation with the use of slave labor.
• 1765 Zephaniah Kingsley born in Bristol, England.
• 1791-1804 John McQueen owns Ft. George Island and establishes it as a Sea Island cotton plantation.
• 1793 Anta Majigeen (Anna) born in Senegal, West Africa.
• 1798 Plantation house is built by McQueen’s skilled slave craftsmen.
• 1803 Kingsley immigrates to Spanish Florida.
• 1806 Kingsley purchases and marries Anna at an auction in Havana, Cuba.
• 1804-1814 John Houston McIntosh owns Ft. George Island. He operates the Sea Island cotton plantation and becomes the leader of the Patriots’ Rebellion.
• 1814 The Kingsleys move to Ft. George Island.
• 1814-1839 Ft. George Island is the primary residence for Kingsley. The plantation produced Sea Island cotton, sugarcane and other provisions.
• 1821 Florida is a United States territory.
• 1824 Youngest son of Anna and Zephaniah, John Maxwell, born free at the plantation.
• 1837 Anna Kingsley moves to Haiti and lives at the family’s agricultural community called Myorasgo de Koka
• 1839-1853 Zephaniah Kingsley’s nephew Kingsley Beattv Gibbs owns Ft. George Island.
• 1843 Zephaniah dies in New York at age 78.
• 1845 Florida becomes the 27th state in the union.
• 1846 Anna returns to Jacksonville from Haiti.
• 1854-1855 Charles Thompson owns Ft. George Island.
• 1869-1923 John Rollins and family owns Ft. George Island. End of plantation period.
• 1870 Anna Kingsley dies in Jacksonville at age 77.
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