Cane Brake Plantation - Saluda Edgefield County South Carolina SC

Cane Brake Plantation – Saluda – Edgefield County

Basic Information


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – House built

  • ? – Executors' records for Arthur Simkins includes a slave list for Cane Brake Plantation. Simpkins also owned Cedarfield Plantation. He died in 1826 (2).

  • 1843 – Thomas Green Clemson purchased Cane Brake (1).

    The Clemson family did not live at the plantation long as they moved to Europe in 1844 when Thomas was appointed the ambassador from the United States to Belgium (1).

  • 1853 – The Clemsons returned to the United States after the death of Mrs. Clemson's father, John C. Calhoun. Clemson sold Cane Brake the same year (1).


  • Number of acres – 1,000 in 1843

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Chronological list – Arthur Simkins; Thomas Green Clemson (1843-1853)


  • Number of slaves – ?


References & Resources

  1. Biographical sketch of Thomas Green Clemson

  2. Information contributed by Drusilla Williams.

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