Homestead Plantation Hopkins Richland County
Special thanks to Margaret M. R. Eastman for bringing Homestead Plantation to our attention.
- Location East of Cedar Creek, Hopkins, Richland County
Elm Savannah Road
- Origin of name ?
- Other names ?
- Current status St. John's Episcopal Church is located on land that was once part of Homestead Plantation (1, p. 8).
- 1773 Earliest known date of existence (1, p. 8)
Joel Adams purchased the property east of Cedar Creek (1, p. 8)
- ? House built
- 1830 Joel Adams died willing the plantation to his youngest son Robert upon the death Robert's mother (1, p. 279).
- 1832 Robert Adams' mother passed away and he became owner of Homestead (1, p. 279).
- 1850 Robert Adams died leaving the plantation to his second wife Anne Reece Howell Adams. Robert's will also stipulated that no more of the plantation's land was to be cleared and Homestead was to be divided among the children of his first wife after Anne's death (1, p. 279).
- 1865 The house at Homestead Planation was burned by Union troops (1, p. 23).
- Number of slaves 18 in 1792 1, p. 13)
- The house at Homestead Planation was burned by Union troops in 1865 (1, p. 23).
References & Resources
- Information contributed by Margaret M. R. Eastman, and Adams descendant, from:
Virginia Meynard, The History of Lower Richland County and Its Early Planters, (Columbia, SC: R.L. Bryan Company, 2010)