Tibwin Plantation - Awendaw Charleston County South Carolina SC

Tibwin Plantation – Awendaw – Charleston County



Tibwin Plantation - Charleston County, South Carolina
— Tibwin Plantation © Vanessa Kauffmann
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Basic Information

  • Location – Tibwin Creek (a branch of the Harbor River), Awendaw, St. James Santee Parish, Charleston County

    Located off US 17 in the Francis Marion National Forest

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – Tebwin (2)

  • Current status – ?

Side of Tibwin Plantation - Charleston County, South Carolina
— Side of Tibwin Plantation © Vanessa Kauffmann
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Timeline

  • 1705 – Earliest known date of existence

    Grant for 500 acres received by Captain John Collins (2).

  • 1707 – Captain Collins died and left Tibwin Plantation to his son Alexander Collins (2).

  • 1723 – Alexander Collins passed away willing Tibwin to his brother Jonah Collins (3).

  • ? – Jonah's wife Sarah Ruberry Collins was the plantation's next owner (3).

  • ? – After Sarah's death, her daughter Elizabeth became the owner of Tibwin. She was married to Richard Withers (3).

  • ? – William Matthews acquired the property (4).

  • 1803 – House built by William Matthews (4)

  • 1822 – After a hurricane threatened the house, it was moved back from the waterfront (4).

  • 1875 – Arthur McNeil Skipper purchased the plantation from William Matthews' daughter (4).

  • 1899 – Arthena Gertrude Skipper inherited Tibwin from her father Arthur McNeil Skipper. Arthena had married Horace Leland in 1893 (4).

  • 1929 – Horace Leland passed away leaving Tibwin to his four children (4).

  • ? – Henry Ford purchased a rice mill from Tibwin, and it is now on display in Dearborn, Michigan.

Interior of Tibwin Plantation - Charleston County, South Carolina
— Interior of Tibwin Plantation © Vanessa Kauffmann
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Land

  • Number of acres – 500 in 1704; 1,516 in 1875 (2) (4)

  • Primary crop – Sea Island cotton, corn, potatoes by Arthur Skipper (4)

Slaves

  • Number of slaves – ?

References & Resources

  1. 30-15 Plantation File, held by the South Carolina Historical Society

  2. Abstracts of Wills of the State of S.C. (1687-1710) Vol. I, p. 25 - (Chief Jeremy & Elizabeth Cacique - contains excerpt) - contributed by Kenneth Collins

  3. Abstracts of Wills of the State of S.C. (1670-1740) Vol. I, p. 99 - (Chief Jeremy & Elizabeth Cacique - contains excerpt) - contributed by Kenneth Collins

  4. Information contributed by Linda Fredrickson Ingram whose grandmother Mildred Leland was born and grew up at Tibwin Plantation



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