Dyches Mill Plantation - Baldock, Allendale County South Carolina SC

Dyches Mill Plantation – Baldock – Allendale County

Much of the information on this page was contributed by Michael Dyches.

Basic Information

  • Location – Baldock, Allendale County

  • Comments – The original owner William Dyches was a devout Loyalist who fled North Carolina to Orangeburg District, South Carolina – a Loyalist stronghold during the early years of the Revolution. He moved there with his in-laws, William and Nancy Everitt. Dyches served in the Loyalist militia but later pledged his allegiance to the freedom cause. His first wife died; he then had a common-law marriage to Leah Brooker who administered his estate and probably sold the plantation to Dr. Elijah Gillette. She changed the spelling to Dicks, giving rise to the present-day Dicks family of Barnwell County, South Carolina.

  • Origin of name – William Dyches and his son George operated a saw mill on what is now called Miller's Creek. The mill was powered by what was then a brand new invention, the steam engine. It was quite a profitable operation, and there are remnants of the old mill on the land today.

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – Owned by Jimmy Elkins (2005)


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – House built


  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Alphabetical list – William Dyches; Jimmy Elkins (2005); Dr. Elijah Gillette; Lavinia Gillett


  • Number of slaves – ?


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. Alexania Easterling Lawton and Minnie Reeves Wilson, Allendale on the Savannah, (Bamberg, SC: Bamberg Herald Printers, 1970)

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