Two Oaks Plantation - Hilton Head Island Beaufort County South Carolina SC

Two Oaks Plantation – Hilton Head Island – Beaufort County

Basic Information

  • Location – Broad Creek (a branch of the May River), Hilton Head Island, St Helena Parish, Beaufort County

    Original plantation lands were located at the intersection of Marshland Road and Mathews Drive.

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – Big Gate, Gardiner's, Gardner

  • Current status – ?


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – House built

  • ? – Charles Davant owned the property.

    Davant was ambushed and killed by Captain Martangel (also spelled Martangle, Martinangel) of the Royal Militia. The plantation remained in the Davant family until the Civil War.

  • ? – The United States Direct Tax Commission sold Two Oaks to Gabriel Gardner.


  • Number of acres – 1,424

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Alphabetical list – Private Charles Davant (also spelled Devant, 1750-1781), Charles Davant, Jr., J.L. Dimmock, Gabriel Gardner, W.L. Hurley, Loomis, Roy Rainey, Benjamin F. Skinner, James Stoney, Thorne

    Circa 1920 – Families on Gardner included Aiken, Stafford, Riley, Williams, Houston, Young, Singleton, Allston, Mitchell. The Aikens came around 1900 and may have acquired some of the Gardner tract then from either Dimmock or Hurley.


  • Number of slaves – ?


Web Resources

Print Resources

  • Initial references: 4, 38

  • Robert Peeples, Tales of AnteBellum Hilton Head Island Families, p. 7)

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