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Enslaved Parents of Caesar, Catherine and John Bowens: Family History

The names of the parents of Caesar, Catherine and John Bowens await discovery. Caesar, Catherine and John were born into slavery. After Emancipation Caesar, Catherine and John officially took the surname Bowens.

After the War, Caesar stayed on at Drayton Hall, where he was the caretaker for the property. He lived in the north flanker (one of the buildings surrounding the main house.

Our work in the Antebellum records for the Drayton family continues. We hope to learn the names of Caesar, Catherin and John Bowens' mother and father.

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This page is part of a groundbreaking research project to rediscover the family lineages of enslaved people on Drayton family plantations in Barbados and the United States. To read more about this historic research, please visit the article below:

Genealogy of Enslaved Communities on Drayton Family Plantations: A Research Project Sponsored by the Magnolia Plantation Foundation of Charleston, SC