- Location Hard Labor Creek, Abbeville District, Whitehall, Greenwood County
Near where SC 156 crosses US 221
- Origin of name ?
- Other names Murrays Hard Labor (4)
- Current status ?
- ? Earliest known date of existence
- ? John Hamilton aquired the property (4).
- 1755 Dr. John Murray purchased the property from John Hamilton (4).
- 1767 Brigadier General Andrew Williamson purchased the plantation and change the name to White Hall (4).
Williamson was a commanding officer of South Carolina's backcounty militia during the Revolutionary War but became a controversial figure. Williamson was held by American troops then rescued by the British. Some accounts label Williamson as a double-traitor, spying for both the Americans and British. He did not return to White Hall after the war, remaining at his home near Charleston instead (1).
- ? House built
The house no longer stands due to a fire (date unknown) (2, bk. 2, vol. 14, p. 46).
- ? Allen Glover became owner of White Hall.
- 1817 A post office was established on the property with Allen Glover as postmaster. The post office was in use until 1861 (2, bk. 1, vol. 7, p. 5).
- 1818 Allen Glover moved to Alabama (3).
- Chronological list John Hamilton (?-1755); Dr. John Murray (1755-?); Brigadier General Andrew Williamson (1767-?); Allen Glover
- Number of slaves Approximately 200 in 1818 when Allen Glover moved to Alabama, taking all the slaves with him (3).
- A early house was destroyed by fire (2, bk. 2, vol. 14, p. 46).
References & Resources
- Brigadier General Andrew Williamson
- Claude Henry Neuffer, editor, Names in South Carolina, Volume I through 30 (Columbia, SC: The State Printing Company)
Order Names in South Carolina, Volumes I-XII, 1954-1965
Order Names in South Carolina, Index XIII-XVIII
- Information from a Glover family letter contributed by Terry Moore.
- Information contributed by Cindy Brown from:
Margaret J. Watson, Greenwood County Sketches: Old Roads and Early Families (Greenwood, SC: The Attic Press, Inc., 1970)
Order Greenwood County Sketches: Old Roads and Early Families