Bonnywood Plantation - Hampton County South Carolina SC

Bonnywood Plantation – Hampton County

Basic Information

  • Location – Hampton County

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – ?


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – House built - Catherine Williams Thomson built the house sometime prior to the Civil War, after the death of her husband, Benjamin Thomson (1).

    Roger N Phillips shared the following from his family's papers, "When the Federal army under 'Sherman started their destructive march from Savannah to Columbia...Catherine and her faithful slaves buried the family silver, etc... The Yankee soldiers burned the stables, barns, slavequarter, smoke houses, etc. and took or destroyed all food stuff, etc. They demanded that Catherine come out of the house, as they were going to burn it. The brave lady hastily informed them that if they burned her home, they 'Would destroy her also' and refused to move a step. Rather than burn the old lady, the soldiers left. The house at Bonnywood is still standing." (1)

  • 1873 – House built - Catherine Williams Thomson passed away (2).


  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Chronological list – Catherine Williams Thomson (?-1873), Sallie Leigh Thomson Owens


  • Number of slaves – ?


  • The stables, barns, slavequarter, and smoke houses were burned during Sherman's March (1).

References & Resources

  1. Information contributed by Roger N Phillips.

  2. Information contributed by descendant Kimber Thomson Sanchez from: Grave of Catherine Williams Thomson

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