The following is a list of those featured in the film (in order of appearance) with their family connection to assist viewers and facilitators in understanding the genealogical and concurrent relationships.  See also Woodlands Families Genealogy.

Charles, Rhonda, and Felicia discussing race relations at Woodlands.

Rhonda Kearse (narrator), descendant of Jim Rumph, overseer of Woodlands who stayed on at Woodlands Plantation after the Civil War

Charles A. Orr (narrator), descendant of Isaac Nimmons, coachman of Woodlands who left the plantation after the Civil War

Felicia Furman (narrator), descendant of William Gilmore Simms, last slaveowner at Woodlands Plantation

Margaret Kearse, Rhonda’s mother, descendant of Jim Rumph

Dorothy M. Manigault, Rhonda’s great aunt, descendant of Jim Rumph

Bessie Laboard Brown (1905 – 1996), granddaughter of Jim Rumph and Sallie and Wilson Laboard

Annette Beckett, Rhonda’s sister, descendant of Jim Rumph

Carl Buck (1925 – 2007), Felicia’s cousin, great grandson of William Gilmore Simms

Elliott “Junior” Manigault, Jr. (1925 – 2008), great grandson of Jim Rumph

Mary Simms Furman, Felicia’s mother, great granddaughter of William Gilmore Simms

Collette Crawford, cousin of Charles Orr, descendant of Isaac Nimmons

James Pressly, Felicia’s nephew, descendant of William Gilmore Simms

Edward Buck, Felicia’s cousin, son of Carl Buck, descendant of William Gilmore Simms

Simms Oliphant, Felicia’s cousin, descendant of William Gilmore Simms

George Rowe III (about 1930 – 2007), descendant of George Rowe

Aquarius Rowe, grandson of George Rowe III

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The Curry Family

Mrs. Oliphant identifies Cynthia Curry as the head cook at Woodlands. Cynthia, Albert, and Billy Curry are listed in the group of 47 freedmen identified by James Beecher as remaining at Woodlands after Sherman’s destruction of Midway. Beecher named Billy Curry foreman of the group who had planted a corn crop on the property, presumably after the Simms family moved to Columbia.

Cinthia and Albert are listed in the section of the Woodlands Plantation Book entitled “Births of Negroes” as being the parents of Sam, born 1862, Eugene, born 1856, and Alice, born 1859. Martha, born 1861, is listed as a “child of Cinthia.” Apparently, Albert Curry, the father or brother of Billy, stayed at Woodlands at least until 1868.