Pear Hill Plantation - Colleton County South Carolina SC

Pear Hill Plantation – Colleton County

Basic Information

  • Location – St Bartholomew's Parish, Colleton County

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – ?


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – House built

  • 1773-1779 – Colonel Isaac Hayne kept a record of the overseers he hired for Pear Hill. In six years he went through eight overseers (3).

    Here are the entries he made:

    "Jany 26th 1773. George Rentz a German came to Oversee for me at P. Hill ... Jany 1 1774. Geo: Rentz went away ... Jany 10 1774 Herman Creudy a German came to Oversee for me at Pear Hill. I turned him away 22 March ... March 27 1774 Robert Ensitler came to Oversee for me at Pear Hill (a German) discharged him 31 Decr following ... John Remly a German January 6th 1775 began to Oversee for me at Pear Hill turned him away Augt 24 75 ... Jno Shepand a Dutchman began to Oversee at P. Hill 29th September & turned him away Novr 29, 1775 ... Decr 29 1775 James Clotworthy began to Oversee at Pear Hill a Carolinian & was turned off ... Josia Boswood a Carolinian came to Oversee both Plantations July 25, 1777 & turned him away in three months ... Jacob Martain came again to Oversee for me August 1st 1779 & live at Pear hill."


  • Number of acres – 700 in 1770s

  • Primary crop – Rice


  • Alphabetical list – Chamberlain; Hart; Colonel Isaac Hayne; Reau; Rose


  • Number of slaves – ?


References & Resources

  1. Theodore D. Jervey, The Hayne Family - article about the South Carolina clan

  2. The Execution of Isaac Hayne - excerpts from the book by David Bowden

  3. Records Kept By Colonel Isaac Hayne - this page contains transcribed portions of Colonel Hayne's records. He made notes on his slaves and plantation management issues.

  4. David K. Bowden, The Execution of Isaac Hayne (Lexington, SC: The Sandlapper Store, Inc., 1977)

  5. Lucius G. Fishburne, Plantation Notes, St. Bartholomew's Parish, 1960, held by the South Carolina Historical Society in File 34/0646.

  6. Isaac Hayne, Journal: register, ca. 1764-1781. Located at the South Carolina Historical Society in File 34-0560. (Several portions of these records have been published in the South Carolina Historical Magazine.)

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