The 1860 census indicates that Bannerman's property had diminished to 700 acres. He also owned 67 enslaved people that worked his land and performed various other tasks. The major crop grown was cotton. However, in some years, tobacco and sugar cane vied with cotton as the major crop. Corn, rice, oats, sweet potatoes, peas, peanuts, turnips, collards, and melons were also grown. Cattle and sheep were also raised.