Southerland, Philip (1821 NC - 1904 NC)

Philip Southerland

Southerland, Philip


Father: Samuel Southerland
Mother: Elizabeth Geer

Birth: 8 Nov 1821, Orange County, North Carolina
Birth Source: Will of Elizabeth Geer Southerland and DOB from gravestone

Death: 29 Oct 1904, Durham County, North Carolina
Death Source: Gravestone at Mt. Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery, Durham County, NC

Spouse1: Lucie Bobbitt, 11 Nov 1841, Orange County, NC


Children of Philip Southerland and Lucie Bobbitt:
  1. Temporance Elizabeth Southerland
  2. Mary C. Southerland
  3. Thomas Duane Southerland
  4. William Arthur Southerland
  5. Didama Southerland
  6. Charlotte Anne Southerland
  7. Orpha Southerland
  8. Lucy J. Southerland
  9. Jennie Southerland

Philip Southerland was for many years the overseer of Stagville Plantation. Stagville, now a state-owned Historic Register property, was a 30,000-acre plantation complex begun in the 18th-century and belonging through most of two centuries to the Bennehan-Cameron family. At its antebellum height it was also home to over 900 slaves, whose descendants continued to live and work on the land.

When Philip Southerland retired c1887, his employer sold him five hundred acres at the northernmost edge of Stagville. The Southerland home is still standing and is listed on the Eno River "Little Basin Driving Tour" of Durham and Orange Counties.

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