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Marx Edwin Cohen
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Marx Edwin Cohen, Sr. (1810–1882)
Artist unknown, ca. 1875
Pastel on paper
Private collection

Son of Mordecai and Leah Lazarus Cohen, Marx Edwin Cohen owned a thousand acres on the Ashley River 14 miles above Charleston. Clear Springs Plantation was remarkably diversified. A work force of about 25 slaves raised small amounts of rice, corn, potatoes, and peas; kept a variety of livestock, including dairy cattle, sheep, hogs, and common and exotic poultry; manufactured bricks; and cut and hauled timber.

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