Across the street from our farm in Pike County, Missouri is one of the original plantation farms of the area....Ashburton. John Winn Davis bought a large tract of land from Walker Gilmer Meriwether who owned Aberdeen, a 1233 acre tobacco plantation. Mr. Davis build Ashburton in 1840. It was a duplicate of his home in Hanover County, VA and also the Davis home in England....both houses were also called Ashburton. He used slaves to accomplish this over a five year period. It is noted that he had 20 slaves. Mr. Davis fired bricks to build his house in his own kiln and even fired an additional 500,000 bricks to build nearby St. John's Episcopal Church in Eolia, Missouri....which is the oldest Episcopal Church west of the Mississippi. In the late 1800's they added a third story on the house. I had the treat of visiting this farm for the first time today. It could be for sale for the right offer....over 350 gorgeous acres....contact me for more information.