Slaves at Spring Island and Pineland Plantations, Beaufort County, SC, 1859

Slaves at Spring Island and Pineland Plantations, Beaufort County, SC, 1859

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The estate inventory of George Edwards lists the names of 262 enslaved ancestors on the Spring Island and Pineland Plantations in Beaufort County, South Carolina. The inventory also lists 90 slaves in the estate of Mrs. George Edwards. Anyone may contribute to this page.

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History of Spring Island Plantation, Beaufort County, SC

  • Spring Island Plantation, Beaufort, SC

Spring Island was a sea island cotton plantation in Beaufort County, South Carolina. In 1801, George Edwards came into possession of Spring Island Plantation through his marriage to Elizabeth Barksdale.

Further Reading:

The plantation is today owned by the Spring Island Trust and is a nature preserve. You can read more about the history of Spring Island Plantation at the Spring Island website.

The article "Tabby ruins at Spring Island a vivid reminder of cotton's power in the South" by Lisa Allen of the Beaufort Gazette is a detailed look at the history of Spring Island Plantation.

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