Woodstock Plantation - Port Royal Beaufort County South Carolina SC

Woodstock Plantation – Port Royal – Beaufort County

Basic Information


  • 1764 – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – Judge Edmund Martin acquired the plantation.

  • 1822 – House built

    Judge Edmund Martin built a plantation house at Woodstock (3, p. 311).

  • 1850 – Census shows Edmund Martin as owning Woodstock Plantation (3, p. 376).

  • 1860 – Edmund Martin was still the plantation's owner (1, X: 36).


  • Number of acres – 8,000 in 1850 (3, p. 376)

  • Primary crop – Cotton, corn, sweet potatoes (3, p. 311)


  • Number of slaves – 147 in 1840; 249 in 1850; 305 in 1860 (3, pp. 311, 376) (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. 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. Transcripton of Beaufort County 1860 slave census

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