Eunice

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Display Name: 
Eunice
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Eunice
Race: 
MixedBlackWhite
Gender: 
Female
Class: 
Enslaved Black
Rank: 
Peripheral
Vitality: 
Dead
Family: 
McCaslin
Family (new): 
Cause of Death: 
Suicide
Biography: 

She was bought by Lucius Quintus Carothers McCaslin in New Orleans in 1807 for $650. She appears only as a name in the McCaslin plantation ledgers, and is never physically described; our decision to identify her race as "mixed" rather than "black" is based on the amount of money Old Carothers paid for her on the New Orleans slave market, which is associated elsewhere in Faulkner with the sale of quadroons as concubines to wealthy white men. She is already pregnant with Carothers McCaslin's child when he marries her to Thucydus, another slave on the McCaslin plantation. She drowns herself on Christmas day, 1832, after learning that her daughter Tomasina is pregnant by Carothers McCaslin, who is also Tomasina’s father.

Individual or Group: 
Individual
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Date of Death: 
Monday, December 31, 1832

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