JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Today's Black History profile is on the Kingsley Plantation which is on Fort George Island, north of Jacksonville.
Florida Memory writes how Zephaniah Kingsley moved to Florida in 1803 and began buying land and slaves. In 1810, he purchased Fort George Island, and its cotton and indigo plantation Also at this time, Kingsley purchased a young woman from Jolof, Senegambia, named Anta Mujigeen Ndiaye, whom he then freed and made his wife: Anna Kingsley.
Together they managed the affairs of what has become known as Kingsley Plantation.
Source: Florida Memory.