Leaside Plantation - Ninety Six Greenwood County South Carolina SC

Leaside Plantation – Ninety Six – Greenwood County

Basic Information

  • Location – Ninety Six, Greenwood County

    Located about five miles south of Ninety Six off SC 246

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – ?


  • 1850 – Earliest known date of existence

  • 1850-1857 – Preston Brooks and his family lived at Leaside until his death on January 27, 1857 ( Watson, p. 116-117 ).

    Preston Brooks is known in history as the man who beat Charles Sumner with a cane.

  • ? – House built

    House no longer stands.


  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – Corn

    In 1850, Preston Brooks was recorded as having produced the following: 2,000 bushels of Indian Corn, 50 bushels of oats, 20 bushels of peas and beans, 5 bushels of Irish potatoes, 100 bushels of sweet potatoes, 52 pounds of butter, and 100 pounds of beeswax and honey. He owned 3 horses, 4 mules, 4 milk cows, 20 other cattle, and 50 swine ( US Census ).


  • Alphabetical list – Preston Smith Brooks


  • Number of slaves – 18 in 1850 ( SC Census )


Web Resources

Print Resources

  1. Margaret Watson, Greenwood County Sketches: Old Roads and Early Families (Greenwood, SC: The Attic Press, Inc, 1970).

  2. US Census: Roll 1: 7th Census, 1850: Agriculture: Abbeville-Lancaster, p. 31 in Edgefield section (on microfilm at Charleston County Library).

  3. SC Census 1850: Slave Schedules for Edgefield, Georgetown, and Fairfield Counties, p. 361 (on microfilm at Charleston County Library).

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