Clear Spring Plantation Dorchester County
- Location Ashley River, Dorchester County
- Origin of name Col. Simons probably chose this name as Clear Spring is thought to be the translation of the Cusabo word Tipseeboo. Tipseeboo was the name of his wife's planation that was used to form Clear Spring Plantation (Rosengarten, p. 102).
- Other names Izard's Cowpen
- Current status ?
- 1795 Earliest known date of existence
Although the lands that comprise Clear Spring can be traced back to earlier grants, the plantation was not formed until 1795 when Col. James Simons combined his wife's share of Tipseeboo Plantation with 257 acres he had purchased from Charles Fuller Martyn (South Carolina Historical Magazine, p. 22).
- ? House built
- 1815 Col. Simons died leaving the plantation to his children (South Carolina Historical Magazine, p. 23)
- 1830 Mordecai Cohen became the plantation's owner (South Carolina Historical Magazine, p. 23)
- Number of acres 885 in 1795 (South Carolina Historical Magazine, p. 21-22), 14,000
Col. James Simons is buried on the property (South Carolina Historical Magazine, p. 23)
Mordecai Cohen manufactured bricks at Clear Spring and also sold timber (Rosengarten, p. 102).
- Primary crop Rice (Rosengarten, p. 102)
- Alphabetical list Blake, Mordecai Cohen (1830-?), Dawson, Hall, Izard, Col. James Simons (1795-1815)
- Number of slaves 25 under Cohen ownership,
- Legare Walker, Dorchester County (Published by J.W. Parker, 1979)
- Theodore Rosengarten and Dale Rosengarten editors, A Portion of the People: Three Hundred Years of Southern Jewish Life
(Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 2002)