Hardscramble Plantation - Sumter County South Carolina SC

Hardscramble Plantation – – Sumter County

Basic Information

  • Location – Sumter County

  • Origin of name – The plantation was given the name because it was a "hard scramble" to get to the large home at the top of the hill.

  • Other names – Ellerbe, Todd, Weeks

    Nelson changed the name of the plantation to Ellerbe.

  • Current status –


  • Earliest known date of existence – ?

  • House built – ?

  • James Willis Cantey was born at Hardscramble on May 26, 1868. He died July 18, 1868. His brother, John, was also born at Hardscramble (June 18, 1869). John lived until 1944. He married Eleanora Norvelle Brailsford.


  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Alphabetical list – Huger, Nelson, Todd, Weeks


  • Number of slaves – ?


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