Grove Plantation - Berkeley County South Carolina SC

Grove Plantation – Daniel Island – Berkeley County



Basic Information

  • Location – Beresford Creek (a branch of the Cooper River), St. Thomas and St. Denis Parish, Thomas Island (part of Daniel Island), Berkeley County

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – ?

Timeline

  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – House built

  • Circa 1801 – Col. John Gordon established the Grove Plantation by combining several tracts including a piece along the Cooper River that had been sold off from the larger Brabant Plantation (4, p. 143).

  • 1835 – In February, Dr. Edmund Ravenel purchased the Grove Plantation from Col. John Gordon. Gordon died around the time of the transaction and the sale of the plantation may have been settled with Dr. Ravenel by Gordon's estate (3, pp. 58-59, 138) (4, p. 143).

Land

  • Number of acres – 3,364 in 1835 (4, p. 143)

  • Primary crop – Brick manufacturing (3, pp. 58-59, 138)

Slaves

  • Number of slaves – ?

References & Resources

  1. John Beaufain Irving, A Day on Cooper River (1842) (Whitefish, MT: Kessinger Publishing, LLC, 2010)

  2. Claude Henry Neuffer, editor, Names in South Carolina, Volume I through 30 (Columbia, SC: The State Printing Company)
     Order Names in South Carolina, Volumes I-XII, 1954-1965
     Order Names in South Carolina, Index XIII-XVIII

  3. Lucy B. Wayne, Burning Brick: A Study of a Lowcountry Industry (Gainesville, Fl: 1992 University of Florida Dissertation)

  4. Henry A. M. Smith, South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine (January 1917 edition)





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