- Location Ninety Six, Greenwood County
Located about five miles south of Ninety Six off SC 246
- Origin of name ?
- Other names ?
- Current status ?
- 1850 Earliest known date of existence
- 1850-1857 Preston Brooks and his family lived at Leaside until his death on January 27, 1857 ( Watson, p. 116-117 ).
Preston Brooks is known in history as the man who beat Charles Sumner with a cane.
- ? House built
House no longer stands.
- Number of acres ?
- Primary crop Corn
In 1850, Preston Brooks was recorded as having produced the following: 2,000 bushels of Indian Corn, 50 bushels of oats, 20 bushels of peas and beans, 5 bushels of Irish potatoes, 100 bushels of sweet potatoes, 52 pounds of butter, and 100 pounds of beeswax and honey. He owned 3 horses, 4 mules, 4 milk cows, 20 other cattle, and 50 swine ( US Census ).
- Alphabetical list Preston Smith Brooks
- Number of slaves 18 in 1850 ( SC Census )
- Margaret Watson, Greenwood County Sketches: Old Roads and Early Families (Greenwood, SC: The Attic Press, Inc, 1970).
- US Census: Roll 1: 7th Census, 1850: Agriculture: Abbeville-Lancaster, p. 31 in Edgefield section (on microfilm at Charleston County Library).
- SC Census 1850: Slave Schedules for Edgefield, Georgetown, and Fairfield Counties, p. 361 (on microfilm at Charleston County Library).
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