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Belle Ella Plantation

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West of Waterproof, LA in Tensas Parish on Highway 566 (U.S. 65). It was in sections 32, 29 and 28.  It was along what is now the south side of Highway 566 just before it abruptly turns south at it's intersection with highway 571.  It's northern boundary appears to have been Waterbule Bayou and it's western boundary was probably Green Bayou. 


Date Constructed/ Founded

This plantation was on land purchased by Abijah Hunt prior to 1811.  Abijah's nephew David Hunt, who inherited a lot of his estate, had Belle Ella Plantation on this land.  It was surely inherited by David's descendants.  In 1872 it was owned by T.W. Hunt. 


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Historical notes

David Hunt had a granddaughter through his son Abijah named Ella.  The plantation was probably named after her and went to the then deceased Abijah after the Civil War when David Hunt's estate was divided. 


Associated Slave Workplaces

David Hunt owned many plantations. See the Woodlawn Plantation MS page for more on this.  Belle Ella adjoined David Hunt's Argyle Plantation .



Associated Free Persons


  • Abijah Hunt
  • David Hunt


  • In 1860 this plantation was probably held in a trust by David Hunt for his four grandchildren, listed below, by his then deceased son Abijah.
    • Thomas W. Hunt, born in 1842, married Jeanette D. January.
    • Ann Hunt, born in 1844.
    • Mary Floyd Hunt born 1 Feb 1845 married William Dougald Torrey.
    • Ella Agnes Hunt born 1846 married Field F. Montgomery.
  • T.W. Hunt is shown as the owner in 1872.  This is probably Thomas W. Hunt, David Hunt's son Abijah's son. 





Associated Enslaved Persons


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Research Leads and Plantation Records


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