Ellis Cherry Hill Plantation Burton Beaufort County
- Location Burton, Beaufort County
Oak View Drive (5)
- Origin of name ?
- Other names ?
- Current status Privately owned (5)
- ? Earliest known date of existence
- ? House built
- Prior to 1860 Stephen Grattan Ellis and his wife Juliana Sophia Baynard Ellis acquired the plantation (3).
- Circa 1875 Stephen G. Ellis redeemed Cherry Hill from the United States Government (4).
- 1887 Richard A. Ellis, Calder B. Ellis and Ephrim W. Ellis sold Cherry Hill for $180.00 to J. Lawton Ellis. I appears the three brothers had inherited the plantation from their father Stephen G. Ellis (4).
- ? The Bostick family purchased Cherry Hill (5).
- 2006-2007 Betty Bostick Haigh sold the plantation (5).
- Number of acres 671 in 1860-1863 (2) (3)
- Primary crop ?
- Cherry Hill is home to what is believed to be the oldest tree in Beaufort County. The live oak measures about 9.5 feet in diameter and shades a slave grave (5).
- Number of slaves ?
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References & Resources
- 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.
- Information contributed by descendant Thomas Ellis.
- Information contributed by Charlie Black.
- Information contributed by Bert Ellis from Abstract of Property Conveyance comment November 1887, Barnwell, South Carolina.
- Tree Company Adopts Beaufort's Oldest Live Oak - January 2011 article published in the Beaufort Gazette