Poor Hope Plantation Gaston Lexington County
- Location Congaree Creek, Gaston, Lexington County
- Origin of name Most likely named by an owner who had limited "hope" (2, VIII:18)
- Other names ?
- Current status ?
- ? Earliest known date of existence
- ? House built
- Circa late 1700s Abraham Geiger acquired grants for 2,030 acres on the Congaree Creek. Geiger developed several plantations with Poor Hope Plantation being the largest (4, p. 287).
- 1841 Abraham Geiger passed away at his Poor Hope Plantation (3).
- Number of acres ?
- Primary crop ?
- Number of slaves Abraham Geiger owned 94 slaves in 1830 that worked his various plantations (4, p. 287)
References & Resources
- Information contributed by Ethel M. Boozer, whose ancestor had been a slave at Poor Hope and given freedom and land, from the February 1972 edition of Fate Magazine.
- 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
- Hanke-Pierson Family - Ancestry.com
- Daniel Marchant Culler, Orangeburgh District, 1768-1868: History and Records (Spartanburg, SC: The Reprint Company, 1995)
Order Orangeburgh District, 1768-1868: History and Records