Cedar Grove Plantation - Beaufort County South Carolina SC

Cedar Grove Plantation – Pocotaligo River – Beaufort County

Basic Information

  • Location – Pocotaligo River, Beaufort County

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – Little Landing

  • Current status – ?


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – Burnaby Bull acquired the property (5, p. 44).

  • 1741 – Hugh Bryan purchased Cedar Grove Plantation from Burnaby Bull. Bryan ran a successful ferry across the river from Cedar Grove Plantation (3, p. 122) (5, p. 44).

  • Circa 1744 – House built

    Bryan built a house at Cedar Grove Plantation not long after he married Mary Prioleau (5, p. 44).

  • 1753 – Bryan died and his widow Mary Prioleau Bryan inherited Cedar Grove Plantation (4, pp. 60, 212).

  • 1758 – Mary Bryan married the Reverend William Hutson (4, p. 60, 212).

  • 1760 – Mary died from small pox and the plantation became Hutson's (4, p. 60, 212) (6).

  • 1761 – Thomas William Hutson inherited Cedar Grove Plantation upon his father's death (1, p. 128).

  • 1789 – Thomas William Hutson died; Cedar Grove was willed to his son, William Maine Hutson (1, p. 128) (7).

  • 1835 – William Maine Hutson passed away at Cedar Grove and left the plantation to his son, Dr. Thomas Woodward Hutson (7).

  • 1865 – Dr. Thomas Woodward Hutson was documented as being the plantation's owner. He also owned nearby Oak Forrest Plantation. Both houses were burned by Sherman's troops in this year (1, p. 131) (5, p. 44).


  • Number of acres – 855

  • Primary crops – Cotton, rice (1)


  • Number of slaves – 73 in 1753 (4, p. 60)

References & Resources

  1. Information contributed by descendant Jeffrey Hutson including information from The Hutson Family of South Carolina published by the South Carolina Historical Society and the map Rebel Lines of the Pocotaligo, Coombahee & Ashepoo, South Carolina created by the War Department in 1865.

  2. News & Courier Newspaper (predecessor to the Charleston Post & Courier) February 26, 1933 issue reprint of Free South April 4, 1863 listing of St. Helena Island plantation sales prior to the Civil War

  3. Lawrence S. Rowland, Alexander Moore, and George C. Rogers, Jr. The History of Beaufort County, South Carolina: Volume 1, 1514-1861 (Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1996)
     Order The History of Beaufort County, South Carolina: Volume 1, 1514-1861

  4. Alan Gallay, The Formation of a Planter Elite: Jonathan Bryan and the Southern Colonial Frontier (Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2007)

  5. Alexia Jones Helsley, Wicked Beaufort (Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2011)

  6. The Autobiography of William Colcock

  7. Hutson E-Family Tree

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