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Stubblefield Plantation

Stubblefield Plantation

Black Jack Road

The Stubblefield Plantation house was built circa 1872 by Simon P. Stubblefield.  The story goes that he returned from the Civil War wounded but made a crop and set about building the house.  The actual planning and work was done by “Old Mory,” an ex-slave who had built many of the homes in the area.  Still the original house in many respects, Stubblefield features grand double entry doors with sidelights and six  towering boxed columns supporting the front of the house.  It is the third residence to occupy the land patented to William Henry Stubblefield, a pioneer settler of Yazoo County, in 1832 on original land grants signed by Andrew Jackson.

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  1. I believe my grandfather Mose Stubblefield (through his marriage to my maternal grandmother) had ancestors who were slaves and/or free persons on this historic plantation. He was also born in Yazoo County, so I find the coincidence quite amazing. I am compiling a genealogy for my children/grandchildren and in seeking another ancestor came upon this website and I wondered if this could be a connection to the Stubblefield side of the family. Thank you!

  2. My great grand father was William Stubblefield Taylor from Yazoo Mississippi…..I don’t know how he is connected to the Stubblefield plantation but I’m sure there is a connection..?Would like to know more about the Stubblefield connection.

  3. My grandfatherwas Hord Stubblefield. He had an Uncle Simon and a brother Wiche. He was from Yazoo City.

    • My grandmother was Florence Stubblefield. Her brothers were Fountain Y. Stubblefield Jr., Simon S. Subblefield Sr., Joseph Woolwine Stubblefield, and Thomas Stubblefield. Her sisters were Edna Ann and Mary Lee (whose married names I do not recall). Joseph Woolwine (aka Woody) died at age 11 in an accident when he was throwing a metal rod up in the air and it landed and went through his head. He rode around Yazoo city in an ambulance until he passed away because he wanted to drive fast with the sirens and lights and there was nothing thay could be done for him.

      Florence was born in November of 1928 or 1929. She married Clarence Andrew Lyles when she was a freshman in college and they had five children – Mike, Ann, Laura, David, and Dan. I am Dan’s youngest daughter.

      She returned to college when her children were older. She had been working at a dept. store to help her family through hard times and decided that “standing on her feet all day was for the birds” She attended University of Alabama in Huntsville in the 1970s and got a degree in accounting.
      She became an accountant and later CFO for the Huntsville Madison Co. Senior Center where she was well respected and had many friends and worked nearly till the end of her life.

      Her husband C.A. “Doc” Lyles passed away in 1989.
      She later remarried Frank Hancock in 1993. He also predeceased her.
      Florence Hancock-Lyles-Stubblefield lived till she was in her late 80s, raised 5 children and two of her grandchildren.

      • Emma Lee Stubblefield was also kin to Florence et al. She was one of the first women in Yazoo City to own a car and have a driver’s license. Rumor has it she was once arrested for wearing pants in public. She never married and was known to my parent’s generation as “Aunt Emma Lee”

      • My Grandfather was Hord Stubblefield. I remember him telling my brother to stop throwing a fishing pole up in the air and he told us the Story of Woody.

      • Hi, my grandfather named Mose Stubblefield, had a limp from the war and later settled in Detroit, MI. where I met him when married to my grandmother Orabelle.

  4. Hi, my grandfather named Mose Stubblefield, walked with a limp from the war and married my maternal grandmother Orabelle. I lived with them in Detroit, MI.

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