Samuel Jeffcoat Plantation - Lexington County South Carolina SC

Samuel Jeffcoat Plantation – Lexington County

Samuel Jeffcoat Plantation House - Lexington County, South Carolina 2011
— Samuel Jeffcoat Plantation House, 2011 —
© The Jeffcoat Archives & Research Foundation

Basic Information

  • Location – Headwaters of the Settlement at Big Pond Branch, Lexington County

  • Origin of name – Named for an early owner

  • Other names – Samuel Jeffcoat House, Jake Mack's Place

  • Current status – Privately owned

Samuel Jeffcoat Plantation Interior - Lexington County, South Carolina 2011
— Interior of Samuel Jeffcoat Plantation, 2011 —
© The Jeffcoat Archives & Research Foundation

Timeline

  • 1766 – Earliest known date of existence (1)

    John Peter Peysell received a land grant (1)

    Click here to view the grant document (1).

  • Circa 1770 – Samuel Jeffcoat, Sr. acquired the property (1)

  • Circa 1772 – House built (3)

    Samuel Jeffcoat, Sr. built the house that stands today, using lumber harvested from the plantation's property (1).

  • 1830 – Benjamin Jeffcoat, Jr., Samuel Jeffcoat, Sr.'s grandson, acquired the plantation (1).

  • 1850 – Benjamin died and the plantation fell to his estate. His wife Mary Ann remained at the plantation (1).

  • 1865 – The plantation was inherited by Benjamin and Mary Ann's son, Wesley Jeffcoat, when Mary Ann died this year (1).

  • 1880 – Wesley Jeffcoat sold the plantation to Ransom E. Mack on November 24 (1).

  • 1887 – J.J. "Jake" Mack purchased the property from Ransom E. Mack on October 5 (1).

  • 1926 – Jones Lucas purchased the property from Jake Mack on October 16 (1 and 2).

    Click here to view the sales document (2).

  • 1946 – Willie E. Jeffcoat purchased the property from Lucas and began to restore it. Willie was the great, great grandson of Samuel Jeffcoat, Sr. (1).

  • 1977 – N.F. Jeffcoat acquired the plantation (1).

NF Jeffcoat of Samuel Jeffcoat Plantation - Lexington County, South Carolina
— N.F. Jeffcoat Farming the Plantation —
© The Jeffcoat Archives & Research Foundation

Land

  • Number of acres by year: (1)
    – 1766 - 100+
    – 1800 - 10,000+
    – 1820 - 7,000
    – 1850 - 3,500
    – 1881 - 560
    – 1887 - 332
    – 1926 - 101
    – 1946 - 101.25
    – 1954 - 600
    – 1977 - 200
    – 2012 - 200

  • Primary crop – Timber and cotton (1)

Owners

  • Chronological list – John Peter Peysell (1766); Samuel Jeffcoat Sr (Circa 1770-1830); Benjamin Jeffcoat Jr (1830-1850); Estate of Benjamin Jeffcoat Jr (1850-1865); Wesley Jeffcoat (1865-1880); Ransom E Mack (1880-1887); J.J. "Jake" Mack (1887-1926); Jones Lucas (1926-1946); Willie E Jeffcoat (1946-1977); N.F. Jeffcoat (1977-present, 2012)

Lucas - Lexington County, South Carolina Circa 1950
— Jones Capers Lucas & Delores Ellastine Wise Lucas, c. 1950 —
© Contributed by John Joseph Howell

Slaves

  • Number of slaves – 3 in 1850 (4); 3 in 1860 (1)

Buildings

  • Outbuildings include a smoke house and an early 19th century pole barn.

Samuel Jeffcoat Plantation Pole Barn - Lexington County, South Carolina 2011
— Pole Barn at Samuel Jeffcoat Plantation, 2011 —
© Jeffcoat Archives & Research Foundation

References & Resources

  1. Information contributed by Michael J. Jeffcoat, Official Historian of the Samuel Jeffcoat House & Plantation

  2. Information contributed by John Joseph Howell

  3. Vera Dell Spires Jeffcoat, Seed of Jacob Jeffcoat Family, History and Genealogy
     Order Seed of Jacob Jeffcoat Family, History and Genealogy

  4. 1850 Slave Schedule of Lexington County

Samuel Jeffcoat House - Lexington County, South Carolina 2007
— Samuel Jeffcoat House, 2007 © Contributed by John Joseph Howell —

Samuel Jeffcoat Plantation - Lexington County, South Carolina 2011
— Samuel Jeffcoat Plantation, 2011 © Jeffcoat Archives & Research Foundation —

Martha Jeffcoat, 1805 - Lexington County, South Carolina
— 1805 Needlework by Martha Jeffcoat —
© Jeffcoat Archives & Research Foundation





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