Roselands Plantation Cambridge Greenwood County
- Location Cambridge, Edgefield District, Greenwood County
Located south of Cambridge off SC 246
- Origin of name ?
- Other names ?
- Current status Privately owned
- 1849 Earliest known date of existence
Whitfield Brooks moved to the property and occupied a small house that was probably used for the overseer. He later bought and moved a small house to the property and joined it with his house. He added a new front and called the house Roselands (Watson, p. 165).
- 1851 Whitfield Brooks died and it is assumed that the property stayed in the family.
- 1850s Mary Parsons Carroll Brooks (Whitfield's wife) had an Episcopal Chapel built on the property for family use. It was dismantled at some point and three tablets in memory of her husband, son Whitfield, and son Preston Smith Brooks were removed to the Episcopal Church in Edgefield (Watson, p. 90).
- ? Edward Loudon Brooks (1876-1951) lived at Roselands (Watson, p. 166).
- ? Roselands was owned by Walter C. Wyant (Watson, p. 166).
- ? Mr. and Mrs. Allen Eddy bought the plantation and restored the house (Watson, p. 166).
- Alphabetical list Whitfield Brooks; Mr. and Mrs. Allen Eddy; Walter C. Wyant
- Number of slaves 18 in 1820; 62 in 1830; 100 in 1840; 93 in 1850 (SC Census)
- 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, bk. 2 vol. 14 p. 47.
Order Names in South Carolina, Index XIII-XVIII
- Margaret J. Watson, Greenwood County Sketches: Old Roads and Early Families (Greenwood, SC: The Attic Press, Inc., 1970)
Order Greenwood County Sketches: Old Roads and Early Families
- SC Census 1820: Abbeville, Colleton, Darlington, Edgefield, Lancaster, and Orangeburg Counties (on microfilm at Charleston County Library), p. 122 .
- SC Census 1830: Marion, Sumter, Edgefield, Chesterfield, and Greenville Counties (on microfilm at Charleston County Library), p. 179.
- SC Census 1840: Colleton (part), Chesterfield, Darlington, Edgefield, Fairfield, Greenville, Georgetown, Horry, Kershaw, and Lancaster Counties (on microfilm at Charleston County Library), p. 52.
- SC Census 1850: Slave Schedules for Edgefield, Georgetown, and Fairfield Counties (on microfilm at Charleston County Library), p. 361.