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Joshua John Ward

Born: Nov 24, 1800

Death: Feb 27, 1853

Birthplace: Brookgreen Gardens

Nationality: United States

Joshua John Ward

Date of Birth : Nov 24, 1800
Date of Death : Feb 27, 1853
Birth Place : Brookgreen Gardens

Joshua John Ward, of Georgetown, South Carolina, was the largest American slaveholder, dubbed "the king of the rice planters". In 1850 he held 1,092 slaves, and in 1860 his heirs held 1,130 or 1,131 slaves. One of his plantations, the Brookgreen Plantation, is now part of the namesake park of Brookgreen Gardens.

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