Evidence does support that in those counties or areas in Little Dixie where cash crop agriculture dominated, such as the production of tobacco, hemp, and cotton, the average number of slaves per structure increased.In some townships where cash crops were important, slave populations varied between 20% and 50%.It is also in Little Dixie where Missouri's largest slave owners lived, for instance 62% of Missouri's slave owners with 20 to 30 slaves lived in Little Dixie.Jacob Payne was a long time friend of the Davis family.
See New Orleans Walking Tour at: County Holman Farm (1830s) - big house and slave quarters (demolished), 720 acres in 1850 1830- 2 slaves 1840- 2 slaves 1850- 6 slaves The 1820s Holloman House with attached slave quarter and summer kitchen, located on Ham's Prairie in Callaway County, Missouri. 1820 - big house (demolished) - big house and slave quarters, (in 1840 he owned 21 slaves and in 1850 the estate had 22 slaves) Robert Newsom farm - big house and slave quarters, 1 brick quarters for a slave named "Celia," Newsom owned 8 slaves by his death in 1855.
Rock Bridge State Park, Columbia, Boone County, Missouri Payne (Plantation), Rocheport - big house (1850 owned 8 slaves and by 1860 he held 16 slaves.) Moses Payne was in the cotton trade, owning a cotton mill in Montgomery County, Missouri.