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).

  • 1805 – House built

  • ? – 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 (2)

  • Primary crop – ?

Owners

  • Alphabetical list – Captain John Collins (1705-1707); Alexander Collins (1707-1723); Jonah Collins (1723-?); Sarah Ruberry Collins (?); Richard and Elizabeth Collins Withers (?); William Matthews (1794); Lucas (?)

Slaves

  • Number of slaves – ?

Buildings

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



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