FLOR500, Garden 169 Anna Madgigaine Jai Kingsley, Free African, Plantation Owner (1793–1870) Born in Senegal, West Africa, Anna Kingsley was enslaved at thirteen, and soon became the wife of her owner, Zephaniah Kingsley. She and her children were freed after the birth of her third child. The couple settled on Fort George Island and jointly oversaw several plantations. She left Florida in 1821, but returned after the Civil War. The Kingsley plantation is the oldest surviving plantation house in Florida.
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Anna Madgigaine Jai Kingsley, Free African, Plantation Owner 

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Anna Madgigaine Jai Kingsley, Free African, Plantation Owner 

(1793–1870) 

Born in Senegal, West Africa, Anna Kingsley was enslaved at thirteen, and soon became the wife of her owner, Zephaniah Kingsley. She and her children were freed after the birth of her third child. The couple settled on Fort George Island and jointly oversaw several plantations. She left Florida in 1821, but returned after the Civil War. The Kingsley plantation is the oldest surviving plantation house in Florida.





 




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