This page is dedicated to the slaves of the Stirling Family of Louisiana.
The Stirlings had many slaves working their prosperous cotton and sugar plantations in Attakapas (St. Mary Parish), West Feliciana Parish and West Baton Rouge Parish. My third great-grandmother, Eliza Burton was one of them. It was at the Attakapas plantation where Eliza was separated from her daughter, Tempy Burton, my great, great-grandmother. Tempy would eventually end up in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, very near a waterfront home the Stirlings owned in Pascagoula, Mississippi.
The Stirling Family papers, archived at the Louisiana State University include many of the names and some details about the people they enslaved. You can download a pdf of a Register of Slaves that lists the people they enslaved and groups them in families. Following is a list of some of those names and corresponding documents in hopes that their descendants can find and reclaim their people.