Home House Plantation - Stateburg Sumter County South Carolina SC

Home House Plantation – Stateburg – Sumter County



Home House Plantation, Nathalie Sumter's Tomb - Sumter County, South Carolina
— Nathalie Sumter's Tomb, Home House Plantation © Beverly Christ, 2012 —
(Do Not Use Without Written Consent)

Basic Information

  • Location – Stateburg, Sumter County, St. Mark's Parish

    On Acton Road, off Highway 261

  • Origin of name – General Sumter gave the plantation this name as he wanted it to be "a home for all of his descendants" (5, p. 46)

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – Part of the plantation's property is part of Poinsett State Park; Sumter family descendants own the family cemetery

Timeline

  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – House built

  • ? – Revolutionary War hero General Thomas Sumter owned Home House Plantation.

  • 1809 – Thomas Sumter Jr and wife, Nathalie Delage Sumter, lived with his parents at Home House until they moved to Brazil when he was appointed Minister Plenipotentiary from the United States to the court of Portugal (5, pp. 46, 500).

  • 1817 – General Sumter's wife, Mary, became ill and died. After Mary's death, the general closed up the house and moved to his South Mount Plantation (5, pp. 46, 60).

  • 1818 – Thomas Sumter Jr and his family returned from Brazil and made Home House their residence. The plantation had faced economic troubles in recent years and General Sumter had sold off thousands of acres of the plantation's property. Thomas's wife, Nathalie DeLage Sumter, cultivated a beautiful garden at Home House with plant species from around the world (5, p. 46).

  • 1832 – General Sumter passed away at the age of 99 and was laid to rest next to his beloved Mary at Home House Plantation (5, p. 46).

  • 1840 – Thomas Sumter Jr died and was buried in the family cemetery at Home House (5, p. 46).

  • 1841 – Nathalie Sumter passed away. She is buried in the Sumter family cemetery and per her request, a chapel was constructed above her tomb (5, p. 46).

  • 2016 – Much of the property that was once Home House Planation is part of Poinsett State Park. Sumter family descendants still own the family cemetery, which is sometimes called the General Thomas Sumter Memorial Park (6).

Home House Plantation, Nathalie Sumter's Grave - Sumter County, South Carolina
— Nathalie Sumter's Tomb, Home House Plantation —
— © Beverly Christ, 2012 —

(Do Not Use Without Written Consent)

Land

  • General Sumter, his wife Mary, son Thomas Jr and daughter-in-law Nathalie are buried in the family graveyard.

  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – ?

Slaves

  • Number of slaves – ?

Buildings

  • The house burned in the 1930s (3).

References & Resources

  1. 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

  2. Cassie Nicholes, Historical Sketches of Sumter County Volume II (Sumter, SC: Sumter County Historical Commission 1981)

  3. Dean Long, General Thomas Sumter

  4. Thomas Sumter Tisdale, Jr, An Account of Thomas Sumter's Life From 1782 Until his Death in 1832 - PDF, p. 7

  5. Cassie Nicholes, Historical Sketches of Sumter County: Its Birth and Growth (Sumter, SC: Sumter County Historical Commission 1975)
     Order Historical Sketches of Sumter County: Its Birth and Growth

  6. Information contributed by Thomas Sumter Tisdale, a Sumter family descendant.





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