Sans Souci Plantation Stateburg Sumter County
- Location Sumter County, St. Mark's Parish
1935 San Souci Road near Stateburg
- Origin of name French for "without care" or "carefree" (2)
- Other names ?
- Current status Privately owned and operated as a farm and special events venue (2)
- Circa 1730 to 1740 Earliest known date of existence (2)
John served as South Carolina's first governor and was a signer of the United States Constitution. Edward served later as governor and signed the Declaration of Independence. Hugh was a lawyer and judge. Sans Souci was their summer residence.
- ? House built
- Early 1900s George L. and Alberta Stuckey Mabry, Sr. owned Sans Souci Plantation (3).
- 1934 The original house was lost to fire (4).
- 1970 Katie and Wendell M. Levi, Jr. purchased the plantation (4).
- Number of acres 640 (1 square-mile), both historically and in 2012 (2)
- Primary crop Cattle and hay in 2012 (2)
- Chronological list Edward, John and Hugh Rutledge (Circa 1730 or 1740-?); George L. and Alberta Stuckey Mabry, Sr. (Early 1900s-?); Katie and Wendell M. Levi, Jr. (1970-present, 2013)
- Number of slaves 12 slave families lived at San Souci and remained at the plantation for a short period after emancipation (2).
- In 2012, Dr. and Mrs. Wendell M. Levi, Jr. shared the following: "Modern farm buildings and homes are the only standing structures. There is a ruins site of the original plantation home." (2)
References & Resources
- 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
- Information contributed by Dr. and Mrs. Wendell M. Levi, Jr.
- Joe Perry, Buford Mabry Sr.: 1915-2011 (Sumter, SC: The Item Newspaper, 2011)
- Information contributed by Heath Hoover.