Elysian Fields Plantation - Doneraile Darlington County South Carolina SC

Elysian Fields Plantation – Doneraile – Darlington County

Basic Information

  • Location – Doneraile (a suburb of Darlington), Darlington County

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – ?


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – House built

  • Circa early 1800s – George Washington Dargan acquired Elysian Fields Plantation (2).

  • 1859 – George Washington Dargan died at the age of 56. His wife, Margaret Elizabeth Dargan passed away the following year. George's estate administrator, Julius Dargan also died before the estate was settled which left four heirs petitioning the court in 1863 to distribute Dargan's property (2) (3).


  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – Cotton (2)


  • Number of slaves – 119 in 1859; 125 in 1863 (2) (3)

  • Alphabetical list of slaves at Elysian Fields in 1863 - click here (3)

References & Resources

  1. 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

  2. Information contributed by Cyndi Shull from:
    Louis George Gregory - Bahá'í Encyclopedia Project

  3. Information contributed by Cyndi Shull from:
    Petition 21386323 Details - University of North Carolina's Race & Slavery Petitions Project

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