DeSaussure Plantation - Beaufort County South Carolina SC

DeSaussure Plantation – Beaufort County

Basic Information

  • Location – Beaufort County

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – Woodstock

  • Current status – ?


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – House built

  • ? – Louis McPherson DeSaussure acquired the plantation.

  • ? – DeSaussure and his son Charles served as surgeons during the Civil War. DeSaussure's property was confiscated after the war. He then moved to Camden and practiced medicine there until his death in 1869 (3).


  • Number of acres – 700 when owned by Louis McPherson DeSaussure (4)

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Alphabetical list – Barwick; Louis McPherson DeSaussure


  • Number of slaves – 480 under Louis McPherson DeSaussure's ownership (4)

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. Charles Alfred DeSaussure Papers - held by the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  3. Louis M. DeSaussure Journal, 1835-1865 - held by the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  4. Information contributed by Walter Patton.

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