Marshlands Plantation Hilton Head Island Beaufort County
- Location Hilton Head Island, Beaufort County
- Origin of name ?
- Other names ?
- Current status Privately owned
- 1798 Earliest known date of existence
Thomas Webb married Lydia Davant on January 18. They chose to make their home on Lot 22 of Bayley's Barony and called it Marshlands Plantation (2, bk. 3, vol. 19, p. 44).
- 1814 House built
- 1816 Thomas Webb died. His wife and son, Samuel, continued to operate the plantation (2, bk. 3, vol. 19, p. 44).
- 1820 Around this time, William Fripp Chaplin purchased Marshlands from the Estate of Thomas Webb. The plantation included 400 acres which he added to his other plantation known as Chaplin (2, bk. 3, vol. 19, p. 38).
- 1864/65 All of William Fripp Chaplin's plantations were confiscated and given to ex-slaves (2, bk. 3, vol. 19, p. 44).
- 1940 House restored
- Number of acres 400 in 1820
- Primary crop ?
- Alphabetical list Brantley; Brisbane; William Fripp Chaplin (1820-1865); Davant; Harvey; Thomas Webb (1798-1816); Thomas Webb's Estate (1816-1820)
- Number of slaves ?
References & Resources
- 30-15 Plantation File, held by the South Carolina Historical Society
- 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
- Catherine Campant Messner, South Carolina's Low Country: A Past Preserved (Orangeburg, SC: Sandlapper Publishing Company, 1988)
Order South Carolina's Low Country: A Past Preserved
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