What were the names of some famous plantation owners in the 1800s?

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What were the names of some famous plantation owners in the 1800s?

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U.S. Presidents John Tyler Tyler was the last of the Virginia aristocratic tobacco-planting elite to occupy the White House and was the last of the 19th century presidents to be raised in Virginia. His family traced its roots in the “Old Dominion” (Virginia’s nickname) back to the 1650s. His father owned more than 1,000 acres of tobacco fields and many slaves as well. In spite of having inherited two plantations, Pierce M. Butler owed a great deal of money. Over two days, Butler auctioned off the human portion of his property to help pay off his debts. It was the largest sale of slaves on record in the United States, and it was referred to as “The Weeping Time.” George Washington married a widow, Martha Dandridge Custis, and they lived at Mount Vernon, Washington’s plantation in Virginia on the Potomac River. Abigail Minis (c.1701-1794) was one of the earliest settlers of the Georgia colony, having landed in the new colony with her husband and children in July 1733. Her husband, Abraha