Lawton Plantation James Island Charleston County
- ? Earliest known date of existence
- ? House built
- Number of acres ?
- Primary crop ?
- Alphabetical list Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Bessinger (1967), E. G. Britz, Cuthbert (1820), Gervais, Captain Thomas Heyward (early 1700s), John R. Jeffries (1939-1949), Winborn Lawton (1840's), Whitehurst, Nicholas Zervos (1958-1960)
References & Resources
- 30-15 Plantation File, held by the South Carolina Historical Society
- As a child, Clyde Bresee's family moved from Pennsylvania to South Carolina where his father managed the dairy farm at Lawton Plantation in the 1920s. Breese penned Sea Island Yankee as a reflection of his childhood and time spent on James Island.
Clyde Bresee, Sea Island Yankee (Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1995)
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