Cannon Plantation - Darlington County South Carolina SC

Cannon Plantation – Ebenezer – Darlington County

Basic Information

  • Location – Ebenezer, Darlington County

    Legend has it that this plantation encompassed Hoffmeyer Road from Ebenezer, nearly to Wilson Crossroads (1).

  • Origin of name – ? - the name of this plantation is unknown. We are calling it Cannon Plantation for prominent owner Major William Henry Cannnon, Sr. If you have information on this plantation's name, please let us know.

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – ?


  • 1800 – Earliest known date of existence (1)

    Property acquired by Major William Henry Cannon Sr (1)

  • ? – House built

  • 1843 – Major William Henry Cannon Sr passed away. His will gave the bulk of his plantation's property to son Robert H. Cannon. It also noted that he left 500 acres in addition to the previously conveyed portion of his plantation's land to son Colonel William Henry Cannon Jr. Colonel Cannon called his plantation Orange Grove (1) (3).

    It is unknown if there was a house on the plantation at the time of Major Cannon's death. His will left a house in Springville to second wife Ann Nettles Sanders Cannon (1) (2).

  • 1850 – The 1850 slave census recorded Robert H. Cannon as owning 52 slaves so it is assumed he still owned the family plantation at this time (4).


  • Number of acres – 2,400 in 1843 (2)

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Number of slaves – 52 in 1850 (4)

References & Resources

  1. Information contributed by descendant Jerry Cannon.

  2. William H. Cannon's Will Excerpt - click link then scroll down

  3. Colonel William Henry Cannon, Jr.

  4. 1850 Slave Schedule - Chesterfield, Colleton, and Darlington Counties

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