Corn Hill Plantation Ashley River Dorchester County
- Location East bank of the Ashley River, Dorchester County
- Origin of name ?
- Other names ?
- Current status ?
- 1701 Earliest known date of existence (3)
The 520 acre tract was granted to John Boisseau (3).
- ? House built
- ? Benjamin Waring acquired the 520 acres. Waring also acquired an adjoining 100 acres from William Stead (3).
- 1738 Benjamin Waring died leaving the 620 acres to his son Thomas Waring (3).
- 1758 Thomas Waring passed away leaving the plantation to his son Thomas (3).
- 1774 Elijah Postell acquired the plantation of 660 acres, held in two tracts of 460 and 200 acres, from Thomas Waring (3).
- 1778/9 Elijah Postell died leaving his real estate to son William Postell (3).
- 1779 William Postell conveyed to Dr. Thomas Waring the plantation containing 770 acres. Dr. Waring was the great-grandson of Benjamin Waring (3).
- 1824 A plat drawn in this year of neighboring Cypress Plantation indicated that Corn Hill was owned by the estate of the late Dr. Thomas Waring (3).
- Number of slaves 30 in 1774 held by Elijah Postell. An appraisement outlined: (2)
– Simon ($100)
– Anthony ($500)
– Pompey ($400)
– Hammond ($550)
– Tommey ($400)
– Bob ($400)
– Jack ($700)
– Bob ($600)
– George ($220)
– Montross ($700)
– Luther ($700)
– Tom ($400)
– Winter ($500)
– Sarah and children Joan & Lelia ($400)
– Lydia and children Jenny, Charlotte & Dick ($1400)
– Kate ($400)
– Nelly and children Hannah, *Ubah, Peter & Chelsey ($1500)
– *Elia and children Motto, Venus, Maria & Kattey ($1200) – Peggy and children *Embo & Pender ($700)
– Abigal, child ($150)
(*letter not legible)
- "There are on this place the remains of two residences. One at the spot marked on the old plats as Thomas Waring's residence was evidently a brick house of fair size. The other at a spot also marked on the old plats as 'Steads settlement,' and apparently on the part acquired from William Stead is too broken and dispersed to tell what sort of 'settlement' it was. The old bricks have been removed and only a few sattered broken bricks remain. The old plats give the name as 'Corn Hill'" (3).
References & Resources
- Legare Walker, Dorchester County (Published by J.W. Parker, 1979)
- Information contributed by T. Boyd from, Charleston Probate Court Estate Inventories 1772-1776
- The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Volume 20