Newspaper articles, terrebonne parish

Residence Plantation

This home was built on Residence Plantation in the 1840s and housed Robert Ruffin Barrow, his wife Volumnia Washington Hunley and their children Volumnia Roberta and Robert Ruffin Jr. It was demolished in 1898 and rebuilt. 

Robert Ruffin Barrow was in Terrebonne Parish by 1830. Fast forward 30 years and he owned 21,256 acres.

His plantations included Residence, Roberta Grove, Honduras, Caillou Grove, Myrtle Grove, Crescent Farm and Point Farm.


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