Youngblood Plantation - Old Pickens Pickens County South Carolina SC

Youngblood Plantation – Old Pickens – Pickens County

Youngblood Plantation Cemetery - Pickens County, South Carolina
— Youngblood Cemeter © David Youngblood —
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Basic Information

  • Location – Old Pickens, Keowee River, Pickens County

  • Origin of name – For the plantation's founding family, the Youngbloods (1)

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – ?


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence (1)

    David Brown and Samuel Brown acquired property on Four Mile Creek, a tributary of the Keowee River (1)

  • 1827 – Samuel and Martha Youngblood purchased 725 acres from the Browns (1)

  • 1851 – Samuel Youngblood sold 268 acres Edmund Martin, his new father-in-law. Youngblood's first wife, Martha, died about 1841 and he married the younger Gracie Ann Martin (1).

  • 1864 – Samuel Youngblood sold all his belongings and property to his children for $1.00 but stipulated in this deed that he and his wife had the use and control of the property until their deaths (1).

  • 1878 – The plantation was divided after the deaths of both Samuel, in 1873, and Gracie Ann about 1875. Samuel and Gracie Ann's son, John Tyler Youngblood, took control of the plantation and continued to farm it (1).

  • 1890 – John Tyler Youngblood was appointed as County Treasurer by the governor. Since he was no longer able to work the plantation, he rented it out (1).


  • Number of acres – 725 in 1827; 320 in 1864 and 1866 (1)

  • Primary crop – ?

  • The Youngblood Cemetery is located very near where the plantation had been located (1).
    – See pictures of the cemetery here: 1 | 2 | 3


  • Number of slaves – 1 in 1820; 0 in 1830 and 1840; 2 in 1864 (1)

References & Resources

  1. Information contributed by descendant David Youngblood as complied from:
    Newspaper article by David Youngblood - The Pickens Sentinel, December 17, 1997
    Newspaper article about T. Youngblood - The Pickens Sentinel, June 25, 1891
    Samuel Youngblood Family Cemetery, Pickens County, SC
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