Bellbroughton Plantation Creston Calhoun County
- Location St. Matthews Parish, Santee River, near Creston, Calhoun County
- Origin of name Named for the founding family's (Broughton) daughter (1, p. 225)
- Other names Belle Broughton, Bellebroughton, Bell Broughton
- Current status ?
- ? Earliest known date of existence
Established by the Broughton family (1, p. 225)
- ? House built
- 1735 James LaBass received a grant that was described as "...tract of land containing two hundred acres, commonly called and known by the name of Bell Broughton..." (4 and 5).
- ? William Sabb owned the plantation (1, p. 225).
- ? William Sabb's daughter Elizabeth owned Bellbroughton. She was born on the plantation in 1761 and married William Russell Thomson (1, p. 225).
- ? Mary Eugenia Thomason owned Bellbroughton. She married Dr. Artemus Burnham Darby (1, p. 225).
- 1887 R.E. Edwards purchased Bellbroughton (4).
- Number of acres 200 in 1735
- Primary crop Cotton (1, p. 225)
- Chronological list Broughton (?); James LaBass (1735-?); William Sabb (?); William Russell and Elizabeth Sabb Thomson (?); Dr. Artemus Burnham and Mary Eugenia Thomson Darby (?); R.E. Edwards (1887-?)
- Number of slaves ?
- There once had been a grand house at Bellbroughton that was lost to fire (4).
References & Resources
- 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
- Daniel Marchant Culler, Orangeburgh District, 1768-1868: History and Records (Spartanburg, SC: The Reprint Company, 1995)
Order Orangeburgh District, 1768-1868: History and Records
- J.D. Lewis, A History of St. Matthews, South Carolina
- Calhoun County Historical Sites - Calhoun County Museum & Cultural Center
- Information contributed by John W. McKenzie from the SC Department of Archives & History documents