The Video Documentary
Click for The Chimneys
A HIstorical Family Site
The 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.
Cumberland Island Ancestry
Building on Pieces of the Past
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Stafford Family Information Site
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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, who never married, and Zabette had a relationship that lasted in some fashion for over fifty years and resulted in six children.