Northampton Plantation Lake Moultrie Berkeley County
— Northampton Plantation 1940 © Library of Congress —
(Prints & Photographs Division HABS SC,8-PINOP.V,1--1)
- Location Submerged under Lake Moultrie, St. John's Berkeley Parish, Berkeley County
Plantation lands were originally located five miles west of present-day Bonneau.
- Origin of name ?
- Other names North Hampton
- Current status In 1939, work began on the Santee Cooper Hydroelectric and Navigation Project. This project displaced many families and communities, and many historic homes were lost as the area was flooded.
- Circa 1700 Earliest known date of existence (6)
Peter St. Julien acquired the property (6).
- ? It appears Peter St. Julien gave the property to his son Benjamin St. Julien (6).
- 1716 House built by Benjamin St. Julien (6).
- ? Benjamin St. Julien died without a will and Northampton reverted back to his father Peter St. Julien (6).
- ? Peter St. Julien passed away and left the plantation to his sister Elizabeth, who was married to General William Moultrie (6).
- Circa 1805 General Moultrie's son inherited the plantation (6).
- ? General Moultrie's son died at a young age, unmarried. The plantation was sold (6).
- ? Theodore S. DuBose purchased Northampton (6).
- ? Henry W. Ravenel bought the plantation from Theodore S. DuBose (6).
- ? The plantation was purchased by Henry Le Noble Stevens (6).
- 1842 The house caught fire and the upper story was destroyed. The "fortress-like walls" of the lower level and foundation were undamaged and the house was restored (6).
- ? Percival Ravenel Porcher, a St. Julien descendant, acquired the plantation (6).
- ? A. M. Barnes and Clarence Dillon purchased Northampton from Percival Ravenel Porcher (6).
- Number of acres 800
- Primary crop Cotton and indigo (6)
- Number of slaves ?
References & Resources
- Northampton Historic Marker
- Diaries written at Northampton and Pooshee Plantations, 1865
- 30-15 Plantation File, held by the South Carolina Historical Society
- J. Russell Cross, Historic Ramblin's through Berkeley (Columbia, SC: R.L. Bryan Company, 1985)
Order Historic Ramblin's through Berkeley
- Norman S. Walsh, Plantations, Pineland Villages, Pinopolis and Its People (Virginia Beach, VA: Donning Company Publishers, 2007)
Order Plantations, Pineland Villages, Pinopolis and Its People
- Information contributed by Ramona Grimsley, Digital Projects Librarian for Berkeley County Library, from:
Sankofa's Slavery Data Collection