Samuel Jeffcoat Plantation Lexington County
- 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
- 1766 Earliest known date of existence (1)
John Peter Peysell received a land grant (1)
Note: The grant notes the property as being in Colleton County. The Lords Proprietors created just four counties in South Carolina and present day Lexington County would have been in Colleton and Berkeley counties until 1769 when the state's colonial General Assembly created seven judicial districts. Learn more about the formation of South Carolina's counties here.
- 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).
- 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).
- 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)
- 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)
- Outbuildings include a smoke house and an early 19th century pole barn.
References & Resources
- Information contributed by Michael J. Jeffcoat, Official Historian of the Samuel Jeffcoat House & Plantation
- Information contributed by John Joseph Howell
- Vera Dell Spires Jeffcoat, Seed of Jacob Jeffcoat Family, History and Genealogy
Order Seed of Jacob Jeffcoat Family, History and Genealogy
- 1850 Slave Schedule of Lexington County