Bull Head Plantation - Berkeley County South Carolina SC

Bull Head Plantation – Berkeley County

Basic Information

  • Location – St. Thomas and St. Denis Parish, Berkeley County

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – Bulls Head

  • Current status – ?


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – House built

  • ? – John Singletary acquired the plantation (7).

  • 1791 – John Singletary died. In his will, he wished his estate, including "my plantation in St Thomas Parish called Bull Head," to be divided between his two daughters Sarah Margaret Bennett and Mary Capers who was married to William Capers. It is unclear if the plantation was divided in half or if the Bennetts transfered their share of the plantation to the Capers as Bull Head Plantation was documented as being owned by William Capers at this time (3, p. 157) (4) (7).

  • 1794 – Plat of Bull Head Plantation drawn for John Wigfall (2).

  • 1813 – James Anderson owned the plantation (5).


  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Number of slaves – ?

    We are actively seeking information on the slaves who lived and worked at this plantation. If you find a resource that might help, please fill out this form. Thank you.

References & Resources

  1. Maxwell Clayton Orvin, Historic Berkeley County, South Carolina: 1671-1900 (Self published, 1973)
     Order Historic Berkeley County, South Carolina: 1671-1900

  2. 1794 Plat - held by the South Carolina Department of Archives and History

  3. J. Russell Cross, Historic Ramblin's through Berkeley (Columbia, SC: R.L. Bryan Company, 1985)
     Order Historic Ramblin's through Berkeley

  4. Capers, Brig. Gen. Ellison, from The Civil War in South Carolina

  5. AfriGeneas Slave Research Forum Archive

  6. Information contributed by Cyndi Shull from:
    The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Volume 2 (South Carolina Historical Society, 1901), p. 283

  7. Information contributed by Lodi Palmer.

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