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A Historical Family Site
A Stafford Family
A portion of portrait titled "The Quarters"
Wild horses graze near Robert Stafford's gravesite
Robert Stafford's Home in 2006
Robert Stafford's Home around 1889
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By McKesson Stafford
Many family members believe the evidence that points to Stafford Plantation on Cumberland Island, Georgia as a location of several of our ancestors before, during, and even after the Slave Emancipation era. This page and its links are presented to educate, inform and to preserve this cherished legacy.
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Cumberland Island Pilgrimage, 2006
Sometime in the 1830s, when Zabette was probably in her early twenties, Robert Stafford, the owner of the largest plantation on the island and eventually one of the richest slave owners, employed Zabette as a nurse.
Stafford, and Zabette never married, but had a relationship that lasted in some fashion for over fifty years and resulted in six children.
Cumberland Island Ancestry Site
Stafford Family Information Site
Read a 2015 article on Stephen R. Stafford II, featured on:
IN THE Unites States the statistics for black males who are of school age are not that good to say the least:
•Black males are twice as likely to be held back in elementary school as white males •Black males are three times as likely to be suspended from school •Only 50% of Black Males are likely to graduate from college.
But Stephen R. Stafford II has very different statistics.