Jim Gist's Plantation - Union County South Carolina SC

Jim Gist's Plantation – – Union County

Basic Information

  • Location – Union County

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – ?


  • Earliest known date of existence – ?

  • House built – ?

  • ? – Jim Gist died in the Civil War. His body was brought home and he was buried in Fairforest Presbyterian Cemetery. He never married so his sister Sara was left to run the place ( Charles, p. 90 ).


  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Alphabetical list – Jim Gist


  • Number of slaves – ?

  • 1930s – Dick Jones, a former slave, was interviewed at the age of 125 about his experiences as a slave. He stated that the slaves lived relatively well with plenty to eat, a bed to sleep on, and mended clothes. His grandmother, Judith Gist, came from Africa and never really learned to speak English. He remembered his mother was Millie Gist but could not recall who his grandfathers were. Jones mentions that when his owner, Jim Gist, died he left about 1,700 acres in the care of his sister. Jones also states that Gist owned about 17 plantations at the time of his death ( Charles, p. 87-90 ).


Web Resources

Print Resources

  1. Allan D. Charles, The Narrative History of Union County (Greenville, SC: A PRESS Printing Company, 1997).

  2. Caldwell Simms, Voices of the Past (Greenville, SC: "A" Press, 1979).

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