Farm Plantation - Berkeley County South Carolina SC

Farm Plantation – Cooper River – Berkeley County

Special thanks to John Strobel for contributing much of the information on this page.

Basic Information

  • Location – Molly Branch, western branch of the Cooper River, Berkeley County

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – Harry Hill

  • Current status – ?


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – Mary Broughton Motte owned the plantation

  • ? – Mary Broughton Motte gave her daughters Charlotte Maria Henrietta Motte and Mary Jones Motte part of the property as a dowry before her death in 1842.

  • 1844 – Mary Jones Motte and her husband Christopher Gadsden Morris received a plan from the legislature for the plantation

  • ? – Mary Jones Motte Morris become joint owner with Hugh P. Dawes (a trustee), James Gadsden Holmes and wife Charlotte Maria Henrietta Motte Holmes, who was Mary's sister

  • ? – James Ferguson became the next owner of Farm Plantation. This conveyance drafted sometime 1849-1864, documents the transaction from the joint owners to Ferguson. The sale to Ferguson was for the Farm Plantation as well as part of the Seaton Plantation and part of the Elbow Tract.

  • ? – House built


  • Number of acres – 550 in 1844

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Alphabetical list – Broughton, Dawes, Ferguson, Holmes, Morris, Motte


  • Number of slaves – ?


  • ?

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