Enfield Plantation - Stateburg Sumter County South Carolina SC

Enfield Plantation – Stateburg – Sumter County

Basic Information

  • Location – Stateburg, Sumter County

  • Origin of name – For the Burgess family estate in England (2)

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – ?


  • 1801 – Earliest known date of existence

    A survey dated this year recorded Samuel James as the owner of the 491-acre plantation (1) (2).

  • ? – House built

    It is believed Samuel James built the plantation house (2).

  • ? – Samuel James sold the plantation to John Ouldfield (Auldfield) Heriot (2).

  • Circa 1833 – An unrecorded, partial survey documented the plantation as being 389 acres and owned by Dr. Warren Hamilton Burgess. It is unclear if Dr. Burgess had purchased the plantation or if it was his wife's Agnes Davison Heriot, daughter of John Heriot. The couple married in 1834, the year after John Heriot passed away (1) (2) (5, p. 401).

  • 1846 – Dr. Warren Hamilton Burgess was owner of Enfield Plantation according to a survey completed this year. The plantation was surveyed at 505 acres with six outbuildings (1).

  • 1860 – Dr. Warren Hamilton Burgess was still the owner of Enfield Plantation according to the 1860 Slave Schedule (3).

  • 1881 – Dr. Burgess died and it is assumed his son, Dr. Warren Hamilton Burgess, Jr., inherited the plantation (3) (4).

  • 1891 – The plantation stayed in the Burgess family when Dr. Warren Hamilton Burgess, Jr. died; it seems his son inherited Dr. Warren Hamilton Burgess, III the plantation (4).

  • Mid-1900s – Dr. Burgess, III's daughter, Mrs. Mary Warren, owned Enfield and the house was no longer standing (2) (4).


  • Number of acres – 491 in 1801; 389 in 1833; 505 in 1846 (1)

  • Primary crop – Cotton (5, p. 401)


  • Number of slaves – 78 in 1860 (3)

References & Resources

  1. Information contributed by Donald H. McLellan, Jr.

  2. 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
     Order Names in South Carolina, Index XIII-XVIII

  3. Information contributed by Kimberly Richards from the 1860 Slave Schedule

  4. Burgess Family Tree

  5. Ruth L. Woodward and Wesley Frank Craven, Princetonians, 1784-1790: A Biographical Dictionary

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