Briarwood Plantation - Barnwell County South Carolina SC

Briarwood Plantation – Barnwell County

Basic Information

  • Location – Barnwell County

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – Trotti Place Plantation

  • Current status – ?


  • 1786 – Earliest known date of existence

    Gasper Jospeh Trotti was given a land grant of 5,650 acres. He was a surveyor and received the land grant in exchange for his services (Historic Society of Bamberg County).

  • ? – House built

  • 1813 – Gasper Jospeh Trotti died on January 3, 1813. It is believed he left Briarwood to his son, Francis John Andrews Trotti.

  • ? – At some point, the plantation was subdivided.

  • ? – The Bessinger family owned the plantation (Historic Society of Bamberg County).

  • ? – C.S. Ridge purchased Briarwood from Bessinger (Historic Society of Bamberg County).



  • Chronological list – Gasper Jospeh Trotti (1786-1813), Francis John Andrews Trotti (1813-?), Bessinger, C.S. Ridge


  • Number of slaves – ?


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