Oak Hall Plantation - Williamsburg County South Carolina SC

Oak Hall Plantation – Nesmith – Williamsburg County

Basic Information

  • Location – Black Mingo Creek, historic Will Town, Nesmith, Williamsburg County

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – ?


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

    Thomas (Old Tom) McConnell acquired the property (1).

  • ? – House built

  • 1832 – Thomas (Old Tom) McConnell gave his step-daughter Jane P. Clark and her husband Thomas McConnell the 1,500 acre Oak Hall Plantation, $8,050 and 26 slaves as Jane's marriage settlement (1).

  • 1866 – Jane Clark McConnell passed away and her 1864 will stipulated Oak Hall Plantation and her slaves be divided among her six children (see below for details on the division of the slaves) (1) (2).


  • Number of acres – 1,500 in 1832 (1)

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Number of slaves – 26 in 1832 (1)

    – These slaves were: Flora, James, Billy, Adam, Ned, London, Jane, Betty, Louis, Emeline, Peter, Sarah Ann, Charlotte, Ben, Rosina, Lavon, Matilda, Peg, Eliza Phillis, Richard, Nell, Dinah, Tom, Dick and John

  • Number of slaves – 72 in 1866 at the time of Jane Clark McConnell's death. Jane's will stipulated the slaves be divided among her six children as follows: (1)

    – James Zuill McConnell: Emeline, Julius, Gadsen, Martha, Dinah, Alfred, Gilbert, Sarah, Louis, Will and Jerimiah

    – John Thomas McConnell: Betty, Franklin, Travis, Melia, Madison, Eliza, Tom, Daphne, Joe, Daniel and Lavinia

    – Elizabeth Catherine McConnell: Sarah Ann, Nelly, Jeffery, Emma, Ella, Rosina, Sally, Aleck, George, William, Portis and Adam

    – Eleanor Maria Orr McConnell: Rose, London, Patsy, Laura, Betsy, Charlotte, Richmond, Jack, Young John, Smart, Vincent, Young Dick, Jenny, and Jessie

    – Martha Caroline Augusta McConnell: Caroline, August, Elvira, Nanny, Susy, Judy, Delia, Old Dick, Lavan, Edwin, Old John, Sampson, and Phillis

    – Samuel Blackly McConnell: Rectina, Leony, Easter, Peggy, Clara, Peter, Sam, Charles, Henry, Waites and Polly

References & Resources

  1. Information contributed by Tanya Jones Boland.

  2. The Saga of Four Families - outlines the genealogy of the Dorsey, Green, McGee and White slave families

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