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Afton Plantation

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Approximate Location: Ward 4, Township 22 North, Range 13 East, Sections 28-29, (East) Carroll Parish, LA


Date Constructed/ Founded



Associated Surnames

Key, Beck, Pittman, Van Fossen, Montgomery


Historical notes

Dr. Richard Sewell and Helen Beck Key moved from Claiborne Parish, LA to Bunches Bend in 1832 to form Afton Plantation.


Children of Dr. Richard Sewell and Helen Beck Key: Katherine (who married William Buckner Pittman – Their children: Key Pittman, Frank Pittman, Vail Pittman, Will Pittman), Helen (married Harry Thomas Lee Van Fossen – Their children: Helen Devane, Katie Key, Harry Thomas) and Margaret (married Vail Montgomery – Their children: Helen, Annie, Vail, Kate and Marguerite.) See biography at: http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/la/e-carroll/bios/bassjc.txt




Census: Appeared on the 1860 Slave Schedules (47 slaves, listed as Helen C. Key.), 1860 Mortality Schedule (5 slaves listed with last name Key).


Associated Slave Workplaces



Associated Free Persons


  • Dr. Richard Sewell and Helen Beck Key


Associated Enslaved Persons


  • None


Research Leads and Plantation Records


  • None


Miscellaneous Information


  • none




  • A Place to Remember, East Carroll Parish 1832-1975 by Georgia Payne Durham Pinkston; East Carroll Parish Tax Assessors Roll 2006-2007 for legal land descriptions


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