- Location Allendale, Allendale County
Seed Place - 3 miles southwest of Allendale off SC 47
- Origin of name ?
- Other names Lawton House
- Current status Privately owned
— Roselawn Plantation © National Register of Historic Places, 1975 —
(Do Not Use Without Written Consent)
- 1825 Earliest known date of existence
- 1836 House built by Reverend Joseph Alexander Lawton.
- 1865 Served as headquarters for Union cavalry commanded by Brigadier General Judson Kilpatrick. House was spared burning for this reason.
During this time, Kilpatrick allowed Lawton and his family to occupy one small room of the house, which had an outside entrance through a side door (4 p. 47-48).
- ? Camille C. Sharpe, a descendant of Reverend Joseph Alexander Lawton, became owner
- Chronological list Reverend Joseph Lawton (?); Don C. Sharpe (?); Camille C. Sharpe (2005)
- Number of slaves ?
References & Resources
- National Register of Historic Places
Nomination form - PDF - submitted in 1975
Photographs, architectural overview
- Brief history of Roselawn Plantation - source no longer available online
- 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
- Alexania Easterling Lawton, Allendale on the Savannah (Bamberg, SC: Bamberg Herald Printers, 1970).