Bella Vista Plantation - Goose Creek Berkeley County South Carolina SC

Bella Vista Plantation – Goose Creek – Berkeley County



Basic Information

  • Location – Goose Creek, Berkeley County

    East of Red Bank Road, south of the intersection of Highway 52 and Highway 176 (1, p. 213).

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – Subdivided over the years and is now a mix of commercial and residential use (1, p. 213).

Timeline

  • Circa 1752 – Earliest known date of existence

    Joel Huff purchased 1,397 acres which included a brick house and outbuildings. This tract had been formed by combining part of Howe Hall Plantation and Boochowee. Huff bought the property as one piece and named it Bella Vista Plantation (1, p. 271).

  • Prior to 1752 – House built

    It is believed the brick house Huff purchased had been constructed in the early 1700s on Boochowee (1, p. 271).

  • 1828 – Joel Huff purchased 260 acres of a property known as Seventeen Mile Tract and added it to his Bella Vista Plantation (1, p. 213).

  • Circa 1843 – Both Joel Huff (d. 1830) and his wife, Sarah (d. 1843), passed away without wills so the plantation went to their daughter, Martha, and her husband Luder T. Behling (1, p. 271).

  • 1855 – The Behlings sold Bella Vista to Carlton Vose. Vose became one of the largest land owners in the Goose Creek area when he combined Bella Vista Plantation along with several other parcels including part of Oaks Plantation (1, p. 271).

  • 1871 – Carlton Vose conveyed his 1,111 acre property in three transactions to son George, daughter Olivia, and two granddaughters that were his deceased daughter's children (1, p. 271).

Land

  • Number of acres – 1,397 acres circa 1752; 1,111 acre in 1871 (1, p. 271)

  • Primary crop – ?

Slaves

  • Number of slaves – 12 by Joel Huff (1, p. 271)

References & Resources

  1. Information contributed by Christi Cooksey, whose fourth-great-grandfather was Joel Huff, from:
    Michael J. Heitzler, Goose Creek: A Definitive History - Volume One: Planters, Politicians and Patriots (Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2005)





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