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Civil War Property Losses

Names that you will find in these records (some detailed)
  • Joseph M. Farr
  • Rev. Wm. T. Potter
  • James S. Perryclear
  • Wm. Henry Trescot
  • Dr. John A. Warren
  • John David Mangin - Mary L. Stoddard
  • Wm. Henry Heyward & James Barnwell Heyward
  • S. Proleu Chisholm
  • John Screven
  • George P. Elliott & William Elliott
  • Thomas R. S. Elliott
  • Wm. H. Robert
  • Walter Blake
  • T(?) S. Chisolm
  • Elizabeth Chisolm
  • Sharah Chisolm
  • Est. Langdon Cheves
  • Langdon Cheves
  • Est. T(?) M. Chisolm
  • Dr. W. C. Daniel
  • Huger and Izard
  • Joseph A. Huger
  • Daniel Heyward
  • J. B. & W. H. Heyward
  • Allen S. Izard
  • Jos. Manigault
  • Hugh Rose
  • John Rutledge
  • Smith T(?) P. P. & W. M
  • Smith est of Robert
  • Hon. Robt. W. Barnwell
  • Estate of Edward Barnwell
  • Henry Stuart
  • Wm. Fripp
  • Wm. H. Cuthbert
  • Rev. Mr. Potter
  • Col. Paul Hamilton
  • Walter Blake or est. Joseph Blake
  • Est. of Henry Middleton & Williams Middleton
  • Wm. Henry Heyward
  • J.(?) R. Yates
  • Dr. Thos. Fuller
  • Barnwell Fuller
  • Dr. Jenkins
  • Dr. Lines M. DeSaussure & A. L. DeSaussure
  • Chaplin Hamilton
  • Chaplin J(?) F.
  • Robert Chisolm
  • Alexander R. Chisolm
  • Rev. Stephen Elliott
  • J(?) R. S. Elliott
  • George P. Elliott
  • W. W. Elliott
  • R. E. Elliott
  • Est. P. W. Eustis
  • Daniel Heyward
  • Wm. Heyward
  • Est. Fred G. Fraser
  • M. L. Fraser
  • Jame M. Fraser
  • Dr. Henry Fuller]
  • William Fuller
  • Richard Fuller
  • Henry Fuller
  • Fuller
  • James E. Fripp
  • James Gregorie
  • A. F. Gregorie
  • J. W. Gregorie
  • W. D. Gregorie
  • Charles Heyward
  • T. M. Hanckel
  • T. W. Hutson
  • R. W. Hutson
  • W. F. Hutson
  • M. C. Hutson
  • T. W. Hutson
  • A. B. Hutson
  • Micah Jenkins
  • Susan S. Keith
  • Wm. M. Lawton
  • Charles E. Leverett
  • George C. Mackie
  • (EB ?) W. B. Means
  • J(?) E. M. Mitchell
  • Est. William Martin
  • J.(?) M. Martin
  • J(?) V. Martin
  • G. G. Martin
  • Est. J(?) E. McPherson
  • J(?) H. Spann
  • J(?) H. Screven
  • J(?) E. Screven
  • B. T. Tellen (?)
  • Dr. John W. Kirk
  • Col. A. R. Chisolm
  • Julia M. Kirk
  • and more entries not yet placed here (at the end)

St. Lukes Parish Beaufort District 1 ½ acre lot at Gillisonville, 11 acres at Gillisonville, 11 acre lot in Grahamville, 2 acres & building in Town of Blufton, 17 ¾ acres land in Coosawhatchie, 325 acres, 150 acres pine land, 105 acres pine land, "____lon" 582 acres, 18 ¾ acres at Gillisonville Mrs. Mary M. Farr Joseph M. Farr died June 17, 1863 July 1st. 1867 Mrs. Mary M. Farr an applicant for the restoration of 325 acres of Land in ST. Lukes Parish, Beaufort Dist. bounded North by lot of Jos. M. Farr & N.E. & E. by Coosawhatchie River, also tract of 150 acres pine land same Parish bounded by lands of Robt. Willinghast & others on the North, __ and also tract of pine land of 105 acres in same parish. Mrs. Mary M. FArr admin. Joseph M. Farr deceased an applicant for the restoration of following property in St. Lukes Parish "____lon" plantation 582 acres near villages Coosawhatchie & Gillisonville, 68 ¾ acres at Gillisonville, 11 acres at Gillisonville, 15(?) at Coosawhatchie eleven acre lot in Grahamville _____acres ____ ___ building in town of Blufton 1 acre, 17 ¾ acres land in near Coosawhatchie.

Personally appeared before me this seventh day of January AD 1867, Mrs. Mary M. Farr widow of Joseph M. Farr deceased and produced for my inspection the deed of _______ acres of which an abstract given on the other side of this sheet as evidence on proof of her title to the lands & hereditaments mentioned in her accompanying application. That I have inspected them and they have all been property executed according to the laws of this State & that as Adminsitratrix of her husband the late Jos. M. Farr, she is entitled to the possession of same and the possession of the lands. She further swears that her husband the said Joseph M. Farr was in his life time and the time of his death seized in fee of ninety six (96) acres of pine land near Grahamville, the title decd. of which was destroyed in the Register Office for Beaufort District when the said office was burnt in 1865. That her husband died 17th June, 1863 aged 59 (69?) years & never participated directly or indirectly in the late war and that none of said land has ever been in the actual possession or control of the U. S. Authorities Abstract of Title Deeds exhibited to me this day by Mrs. Mary M. Farr Administratrix of Joseph M. Farr deceased to wit. Title deed dated 18th Feb, 1852 from G. Henry Guerard & Alice his wife for plantation called "Ticton" in St. Lukes Parish containing 1044 acres to Jos. M. Farr & Thos. S. Belin(?) Deed of division & partition between Farr & Belin of June 17, 1852.

Tract of land in Saint Lukes Parish Beaufort District State of South Carolina containing three hundred and twenty three acres (323) more or less Bounded North by a lot belonging to Joseph M. Farr, North East and East by the Coosawhatchie River, South by land now or formerly of John Dawson and West, North West and South West by the public road leading from Charleston to Savannah Tract of Pineland in same Parish containing one hundred and fifty (150) acres more or less and bounded North by lands of Robert L. Tillinghast Mrs. Margaret Buckner and Joseph M. Farr, East by lands formerly of Rev. H. A. Duncan, South by other land of the said Charles Willcox and West by land now or formerly of William E. Martin Tract of Pine land in the same Parish containing one hundred and five (105) acres more or less bounded North by the Public Road leading from Coosawhatchie to Robertville, East by lands of Dr. Thomas H. Gregories, South and South West by land of Mrs. Margaret Buckner and West by lands now or formerly of the estate of Derry Gillison to Joseph M. Farr in fee The state of South Carolina Beaufort District. Charles S. Rell(?) no. publ. & Magis. May 1867(69)


Prince Williams Parish "Cotton Hall" 750 acres Rev. Wm. T. Potter Greenville, SC Nov. 21, 1867 My Plantation known as Cotton Hall situated in Prince Wm. Parish, Beaufort District five miles from Port Royal Ferry is bounded on the North by lands of Walter Blake and Paul Hamilton the former plantation known as True Blue the latter as Winterdale bounds the west Bounded on the East by Cottone Hope property of R. Barnwell & on the South by the plantation known as the Briars property of Robert Barnwell containing seven hundred & fifty acres more or less all situated in the Parish and District above named & in the State of South Carolina. Wm. T. Potter sworn to in Greenville Dist.

Greenville District Personally before me a Notary Public in and for the State and District aforesaid comes _. Larry (?) Heyward, and A. R. Armstrong and being duly sworn say that they are personally acquainted with the land and plantations within described and that the said places have for many years past belonged to the Rev. Wm. T. Potter now residing in the village of Greenville, South Carolina. They further say that they are entirely disinterested witnesses in this transaction A. R. Armstrong T. Saraged or Haraged (?) Heyward Wm. T. Potter has dark complexion, dark hair, hazel eyes if five feet six inches high aged 60 years by profession a clergyman. Greenville So. Ca. 21st. day November 1867


Prince Williams Parish 300 acres James S. Perryclear

Beaufort District The petition of James S. Perryclear respectfully sheweth

that your petitioner is the rightful owner of a certain tract of land containing three hundred acre more or less lying and situate in the Parish of Prince Williams in the District of Beaufort Westward of the public road leading from Port Royal Ferry between said public road and Hoospa Creek and lying next to the causeway(?) of said ferry. That _____ petitioner is informed and believes that the said tract of land ______ _______ __ July 1865. (rest unreadable)

James S. Perryclear made sworn statement in Charleston 21st. December 1867


Prince Williams Parish Beaufort "Barnwells Island" St. Bartholemews Parish "Andulasia" Wm. Henry Trescot owned island since 1848 under provisions of a marriage settlement between he and Elize N. Trescott Wm. Henry Trescott an applicant for restoration of a plantation known as "Barnwells Island" situated in Prince Williams Parish Beaufort District The undersigned Wm. Henry Trescott a _______ of South Carolina respectfully makes application to Major Gen. R. K. Scott, asst. commis of Bureau of R. F. & A. L for the restoration of his plantation of Barnwell Island situate in Prince Williams Parish in the State aforesaid.

The said Wm. Henry Trescott has been in possession of said island from Feby 1848 under the provisons of a marriage settlement there made between him and his wife Elizw N. Trescot and of record in the proper office that he has never abandoned said property and that it is at present occuped by Freedmen who were formerly slaves on said plantation and who are occupants by his permission as will appear by the papers herewith enclosed. The said Wm. Henry Trescot does not come under any of the exception named in the Amnesty Proclamation of the President of the U. S. and has takne the oath prescribed by said proclamation a copy of which is hereunto attached. Sworn to by Tho. M. Hanckel and William Whaley 18th Oct. 1866 Harlewood Near Pendleton, SC. June 5, 1866 When you have read this letter you can determine whether to consider it addressed to you officially or privately for it may be that it should be formally addressed to Gen. Scott.

During my stay in Washington charged as I was with the representation of certain general ______ of the state I did not fail in _______ to urge any individual claim ________ on there contents.

I preferred that any right I might have should be decided on the principle which applied to all others and at any rate was unwilling to use my position as an opportunity for the request of any special favors. I think however that I can now fairly submit to your consideration my claim for the restoration of "Barnwell Island" and estate held I am of opinion improperly by the Freedmens Bureau. I submit to your consideration the following facts - This estate is situated in Prince Williams Parish geographically connected with this Parish which is on the main land by the surrounding marshes and separated from it only by a creek which is not navigable except for plantation boats. Politically its taxes are and always have been paid in this parish and it is represented in the Legislature by the member from Prince Williams. It ought therefore to be considered as it is a part of this mainland Parish and not as one of the Sea Island from which it is separated by Road River and Port Royal River and therfore not subject to the provisions of Gen. Shermans order. In the fall of 1861 at the time of the Port Royal ___expedition it was occupied and planted by me and I continued there going and coming as my business required until a party of soldier took possession during my absence raised the U. S. flag upon the house and posted a detachment of troops at the landing to arrest me on my return. I learned this fact upon my arrival on the opposite branch of the river and not recognising any obligation to submit to such arrest I did not cross as I had intended. At the _____ of the Port Royal ___edition, there were on the plantation about one hundred and fifty negroes, a large crop of about one hundred and twenty bales of cotton between two and three thousand bushels of corn, peas potatoes and fodder in proportion. The plantation buildings were in perfect order including a new corn house, cotton house and steam engine, a very large stock of cows, sheep and goats, the regular complement of work animals, carriages, carrriage horses and a residence _________ furnished and containing a large and valuable library. I removed between 90 and 100 of the negroes from this place to another which I owned about 12 to 15 miles distant and left the plantation in charge of a negro whom I ______ with instructions to use the supplies of food to take charge of the buildings and to preserve what he could until I returned should any circumstance prevent my coming back as usual. Of all that was on the place I removed only a few bags of cotton say about twenty/ As soon as the U. S. forces occupied the place they took away the supplies, slaughtered the cattle, sent off the furniture and library and in the course of the occupation very ______ destroyed residence, plantation buildings and steam engine. After some time finding that the place was exposed to incursions from the Confederate troops on the mainland they removed their own pickets and compelled the negroes left there to remove also, to the nearby island of Port Royal, thus turning the island entirely outside of their line of occupation.

In the spring of 1865 just before the final close of the war several of the negroes whom I had left there returned and some who had followed Gen. Shermans army from Georgia. In August 1865 I visited the place and found there occupants not one of whom at that time pretended to hold any shred of a grant or to have taken the preliminary steps for running out locations as required were by Gen. Shermans order.

In October of the same year I sent back to Barnwell Island at their own request all the negroes whom I had removed with the understanding that as soon as I could I would join them and offer therm such a contract as I though right and fair and that in the man time they could live upon and cultivate the plantation until I came to make my permanent arrangements. I made an application in writing to Gen. Scott just before I left for Washington in November last I think. I had no opportunity of seeing him but while in Washington I either received by mail or was shewn by Gen. Howard a report upon that application by Captain Ketchum, saying that there were between one and two hundred negroes upon the island who ought not in his opinion to be disturbed.

This was a second application, the first being made to Gen. Saxton at the time of my visit in August.

I submit That Barnwell Island is not within the limits of Gen. Shermans order and cannot be affected by its provisions.

That if it is there are no permits to the negroes upon it which conformed to its requisitions. That of the negroes upon it between forty and fifty were left by my authority and nearly one hundred sent there afterwards by me who went their by my permission and consent, the very few others coming or going as it suited them without the formal authorization of the Bureau. That even if they all had grants under Gen. Shermans order, the instructions of the President that the lands should be delivered to the owners upon their tending fair and just contracts which restorations(?) were carried out on Edisto and at other places entitled me to restoration upon such an ______ of contracts: That when I applied for restoration I declared my readiness to make such a contract: and that Gen. Howards refusal through Captain Ketchum to restore because he expected certain legislature to pass Congress was in direct contradiction to the presidents instruction. That as the law stands at present the grants under Gen. Shermans order have not been confirmed by Congress and the Proclamation declaring the war at an end repeals what was and was intended to be a _____ order, temporary in its previsions.

I have not the slightest intention of disturbing the negroes in their present occupation. I have been so much employed with other matters that I could not have reorganized the plantation this last winter and am very willing that the negroes who have lived on the place for generations should have found food and homes there. I would not have disturbed them had it been restored. But both for their sakes and mine it is desirable that the place should now be put in order. I must make the necessary arrangements this summer to commence the necessary work early this fall and restoration is necessary for me to make the necessary financial arrangements. I shall offer to them a fair contract for the next year but I need not tell you that before I can take a step, they must know that possession has been restored and my right and title recognized by the proper authority. I shall not interfere with their crops and am ready to settle all questions that may ______ justly but as I hope to go northward next month to complete my arrangements I would respectfully ask that you would restore me the formal possession of the estate, so that I can finish these arrangements and notify the present occupants that if they are unwilling to contract with me for the next year, they must prepare after they shall have gathered their present crops to make way for those who will. I anticipate no difficulty with this.

Wm. Henry Trescot

May 2, 1867

General: Allow me to call to your attention that Andalusia, a plantation owned by me situate in St. Bartholomews Parish Colleton District upon the headwaters of Cheehaw between Ashepoo and Combahee Rivers has never been formally restored to me. I was not aware that it was considered in the possession of the Bureau until your recent communication and I have since the close of the war exercised the rights of ownership altho it has not been planted and has been yielding no income. I had leased the planting lands to Mr. Elliott and now desire to cut lumber upon the pine barrens. As under you consideration(?) it stands upon the same _______ as Barnwell Island which you restored to me and as there are and never have been upon it any occupying freedmen I would respectfully ask its restoration. Wm. Henry Trescot Personally appeared before me. Wm. Henty Trescot who swears that the facts set forth in his within _________ for the restoration of Andalusia are true to the best of his knowledge and beliefs. Wm. Henry Trescott Sworn May 2, 1867 W. D. Clancy Not. Pub.

Very faint almost unreadable letter that was in the Trescott file but the signature does not look like that of Wm. Henry Trescott Oct. 6th 1865 General I am ______ by the act of Congress _______ _____ ____ July(?) AD 1864 in _______ ____ ________ ______ _____ _____ you respecting my ________. I situated on Ahsepoo River in St. Bartholomews Parish ______ ______ the 76th year of my age and -------------------------- late war. (all I can make out) ____ the favor to give the requested order putting me in possession so that I may return to my agricultural pursuits at an early date. The have the honor to be your obed. servand E. _____ H_________


St. Bartholomews Parish "Marys Island" Chehaw River Dr. John A. Warren died 1864 intestate Benj. Stokes Commissioner in Equity The petition of Benjamin Stokes of Colleton District in the State of South Carolina respectfully sheweth that he is the commissioner in Equity for the District and State aforesaid and by virture of his said office he administered upon the Estate of the late Dr. John A. Warren of ST. Bartholomews Parish which was derelict. That Mary's Island situate on Chehaw River is a portion of the said estate and that hearing but _____lately , that the said place was and had been in the hands of the Freedmen's Bureau he is anxious to comply with the law in relation to and hereby prays that the place aforesaid be formally restored. Walterboro M___ 29th 1867 Benj. Stokes

Personally appeared before me C. Baring Farmer, & Robert Campbell citizens of the Town of Walterboro in the district & State aforesaid who being duly sworn say that they were personally and intimately acquainted with the late Dr. John A. Warren of St. Bartholomews Parish and are well aware of the fact he owned Mary's Island on the Chehaw River that they are also aware of the fact that Dr. Warren died in the year 1864 intestate and that Benjamin Stokes Esquire as Commissioner in Equity for the district and State aforesaid took charge of his estate by virtue of his said office. 29th Nov. 1867 W. J. Harley(?) Magis. C. Baring Farmer & Robert Campbell


DaFuskie Island New River Neck Beaufort "Hagues Point", "Cooper River" 540 acres, "Melrose" 770 acres, "Bloody Point" 430 acres, "Mary Field" 530 acres, "Good Hope" 1107 acres, "Oakridge" 590 acres, "Eigelberger" 200 acres, saltmarsh 300 acres, "Fickling" 2194 acres, "Point Place" 500 acres John Stoddard trustee of Mary L. Stoddard & children Hague Point no. fam. 10, no. persons 48, adults 30 children 22 not from came in the spring except 2 Cooper River (Mr. Stoddard) no. fam. 8, no. persons 27, adults 13 children 14 nearly if not all Early part of the season all plantations occupied Melrose 300 acres (Ed. Graves) no. fam. 13, no persons 35, no. adults 20 children 15 not known families came lat in _____ Bloody Point (Ed. Graves) no fam. 6, no persons 16, no adults - , no children - not known all unoccupied in the season Mary Field (Ed. Graves)

Oak Ridge 1 man & son

Aikthugur(?) 1 man ____ with him

Savannah, September 20th 1865 I have the honor respectfully to state to you that I am the Trustee of Mrs. Mary S. Stoddard and children under and in accordance with the provisions of the will of John David Mangin(?) deceased; that as said Trustee I have for many years had possession of and controlled certain real estate belonging to the said Estate of John David Mougin(?)situated in the district of Beaufort and State of South Carolina to wit: On the island of Dawfuskie, in said district the following tracts known as the"Bloddy Point" tract containing four hundred and thrity (430) acres, the "Oak Ridge" tract containing five hundred and ninety six (596) acres; the "Elgleberger" tract containing two hundred (200) acres; and the "Melrose" tract containing seven hundred and seventy (770) acres; on the back of said island a tract known as the "Mary Field" tract, containing five hundren and thirty (530) acres; and a tract known as the "Cooper River" tract containing five hundred and forty (540) acres; and a salt marsh containing three hundred (300) acres. An in the same district of Beaufort on the main land on what is known as the "New River Neck" the following tracts of land towit, a tract known as the "Good Hope" tract containing eleven hundred and seven (1107) acres; a tract known as the "Fickling" tract containing two thousand one hundred and ninety four (2194) acres and a tract known as the "Point Place" containing five hundred (500) acres. I respectfully represent further that the said lands are now the property of the said estate of John David Mougin(?); that as trustee and manager of said estate I have never abandoned or relinquished the possession of said lands or any part or portion of them, but have always had and agent or overseer to occupy and control them subject to my control and supervision except during the time when a portion of them were in the actual occupation of the Federal army; that my residence has always been in the city of Savannah from which place it has been my habit to make visits to the land aforesaid; that said lands have never been confiscated to the U. S. Government; and that I have taken the oath of allegiance to the United States of America I have made this application under the provisions of "Circular # 15 . . . If the certificates appended are not sufficient I can furnish to you certified copies of the title deeds to ______ that the property above mentioned is a portion of the Estate of John David Mougin decease; but it has so long been in my possession as Trustee and is so well known as belonging to that estate that I can hardly think more evidence will be required. Under these circumstance General I have the honor respectfully to ask that the lands above described may be turned over to me.

A. H. Stoddard Atty for John Stoddard Trustee Georgia Chatham County Written on the side The Agent Mr. W. L. Harding who was left on Dafuskie Island in charge of the place remained until he was taken off and sent North by the Federal Army which can be proved by the Colonel in command at the time and who is now in New Haven Conn. As soon as possible after Savannah was taken and communication open with the sea another agent was sent to the island who is now there.

The Taxes on these lands were paid last spring by the Trustee Before Me M. P Holbrook Judge to Ct. Dist personally came and appeared Albert H. Stoddard, attorney in fact for John Stoddard Trustee under the will of John David Mougin deceased who being duly sworn deposeth and saith that the facts set forth in the above and foregoing application are true and that he knows them to be true of his own knowledge. Sept. 28, 1865

Georgia Chatham County Before me ______ Hartridge personally came and appeared citizens of Savannah, Georgia who being duly sworn deposed and say that they know that John Stoddard has for many years acted as Trustee for Mrs. Mary L. Stoddard and children and as such has exercised control over the lands mentioned in the above and foregoing petition; and that said lands belong to the Estate of John Daivd Mougins deceased the grandfather of the said Mrs. Mary L. Stoddard of which estate John Stoddard is Trustee. one readable name Wm. Neyle Haleenham

State of Georgia

Chatham County I William H. Bullock, clerk of the Superior Court of the County and State aforesaid do hereby certify that John Stoddared Esq/ of the county and state aforesaid has been and acting Trustee of the Estate of John David Mougin deceased for many years and that to the best of his knowledge and belief J. W. SToddard was appointed Trustee on January 25th, 1847 January 3, 1866 Sir, I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of your favor of 28 ult and am glad to learn that you will at once have constituted a Supervising Board for Daufuskie as time is valuable. I take the liberty to say that my plantations are differently inhabited from most others. I have under my control on that Island six different plantations and three of these have not a negro upon them. These are strictly "unoccupied lands". The four that are ______ from the others have all been to me this winter and obtained my permission to stay there on the condition that whether I sell or lease in plant they have expressed their willingness to do as I shall advise. They have every confidence in me, I believe. I doubt not that Mr. Hammond will corroborate what I have written. Giving to the difficulty of communicating with that portion of So. Ca. may I suggest that your Assistant here be empowered to arrange the matter to the mutual satisfaction of both parties. One of my head negroes is still in town waiting your action; and he might act for the others now on Daufuskie as he is cognisant of all the facts. Be it remembered that none of the negroes now on my places were residing there on the Island at the beginning of the war; neither were they placed there by Genl. Saxton under the order of Genl. Sherman. The few negroes I left on the Island in 1859 have since died or removed.

Consequently there are no resident freedmen

State of Georgia Ct. of Chatam Edmmond Graves(?) of said state and county being duly sworn that in the 5th of Dec. 1865 he visited the plantation on Daufuskie Island, SC comprising the two tracts called Oak Ridge and Acklebuger and found there on five freed persons one of them being a man with family and the other a man his wife and two (ten) children. They had cultivated his four or five acres of land and are the only people residing on said plantation. 8th Jany, 1866


District of Beaufort Savannah Back River 6 miles above City of Savannah. "Fife" Wm. Henry Heyward & James Barnwell Heyward. James Barnwell Heyward "Rotterdam" 200 acres of rice junction of Cuckhold Creek & Combahee River, "Myrtle Grove" 300 acres rice high ground & woodes 280 acres wooded immediately joining "Myrtle Grove" situated east side of junction of Cuckhold Creek & Combahee River House at Broad St. #90 (lot not house) The petition of Wm. Henry Heyward & of James B. Heyward of So. Carolina sheweth that they are the owners of a certain Rice plantation on Savannah Back River in the District of Beaufort in the state aforesaid called "Fife" about (6) six miles above the City of Savannah. That they have cultivated this place in the usual manner during the war, by an overseer that they had never resided upon this plantation, but necessarily elsewhere, that the overseer was upon the plantation when Savannah City was attacked by the Union Forces in December last, that the plantation itself became a battlefield and that much property was destroyed upon said plantation. The overseer was therefore compelled to abandon it and it remains still in the occupation of the Freedmen. Your Petitioners are satisfied that the property was never "abandoned" in the sense defined by the Bureau. Your petitoners have taken the Amnesty Oath and have received the Pardon of the President. They therefore request that the said peoperty be restored to them and that they may be allowed as soon as possible to enter into contracts with the Freedmen for the ensuing year; it being highly expedient for all parties that agricultural operations should commence at the earliest practicable moment. Wm. Henry Heyward. 27th Nov. 1865 Sir, The case of plantation of James B. Heyward Esq. on Combahee River having been left to me for a___D___tion I have deemed that it cannot be held as abandoned property & ordered its restoration also that one half the crop be assigned to the freed people thereon.

Summerville, SC Oct. 15th 1866 Capt. Herewith find papers relating to plantation of James B. Heyward Combahee River. The case having been referred to me for final adjustment by Maj. Genl. Saxton. It is hereby ordered that said plantation is not held as "abandoned" and that the freed people on said plantation are entitled(?) to and shall receive one half the crop of every kind on the place including fodder. You are hereby authorized to carry the foregoing into effect. James C. Bucher State of S.C. Personally appeared before me William H. Heyward who being duly sworn do each of them depose and say that they know that the said several pieces of property specified in _____ Petition as owned by the said James B. Heyward and has been owned by him for the last ten years and over and that the matter and things stated in said petition are true and further that the deponents have no interest right or claim whatsoever in said property or any part thereof.

Wm. Henry Heyward E. Barnwell Heyward

The Petition of James B. Heyward respectfully showeth That he is the owner of the Rice Plantation "Rotterdam" situated at the junction of Cuckhold Creek and Combahee River containing two hundred acres of Rice land and other land of comparatively little value. Also of the Rice plantation "Myrtle Grove" containing about three hundred acres of Rice land with high ground and wooded land, situated in the east side at the junction of Cuckhold Creek and Combahee River, also a tract of wooded land containing 280 acres immediately adjoining the above Myrtle Grove tract. Also a lot in Broad Street City of Charleston known as number 90 Broad Street.

Your petitioner further showeth that he is a loyal person and has received a Warrant of Pardon from his excellency the President of The United State under date of August 28, 1865 and has signified his acceptance thereof fully complied with . . .

We do hereby certify that the plantation on Savannah River in Beaufort District known as Fife is the property of Wm. Heyward James B. Heyward and has been owned by them for upwards of ten years. Charleston, 23 Nov. 1865.  Wm. C. Bee Theo D. Jervey


Prince Williams Parish "Indian Field" S. Proleu Chisholm Beaufort Dist. Petition of S. P. Chisholm for restoration of lands . . .

Respectfully forwarded to Br. Maj. Genl. Saxton Diss. Comm with the recommendation that the property sought to be recovered be given up to Petitioner. It is numbered 14 in report of Abandoned lands for October. __  __ Judd Agt. Bureau

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Personally appeared before me this thirteenth day of November 1865 Richard Roper who on being duly sworn deposeth that the statement made in the within Documents are true. Richard Roper

Personally appeared before me this thirteenth day of November 1865 Theodore Stoney who on being duly sworn deposeth that the statements made in the with document are true. Theo. Stoney


Savannah River plantation "Ferry Plantation" John Screven . . . for the restoration of the plantation know as Briars(?) Plantation situated on Savannah River in St. Peters Parish Beaufort District State of South Carolina said plantation being _____ and occupied & no assignment found having been made there on persuant to Genl. Shermans . . . . . .the plantation known as "Ferry" plantation situated on the Savannah River in St. Peters Parish Beaufort District & State of So. Carolina (informed restoration having already been granted and nearly all of the resident freedmen having espressed a willingness to enter into contract _______ with said applicant) . . .

Beaufort Proctor "Ferry Plantation" Dr. Screven 30th Oct. 1865 Possession and control of the plantation known as "Ferry" plantation situated on the Savannah River in St. Peter's Parish Beaufort District and State of South Carolina are hereby granted to Dr. Thomas F. Screven subject to the orders conditions and such further obligations as are imposed and required by the Commissioner fo the Bureau. Dr. Screven having shown evidence of his title to the said property and a certified copy of his pardon from the President of the United States and subject also to the rights of freedmen who have planted crops on the said plantation who will be permitted to gather and dispose of the same and allowed such time to finish this years work as may be reasonable and just. State of Ga. Chatham County I John Screven of the state and county aforesaid do hereby constitute and appoint my Brother Thomas F. Screven Esquire also fo the State and County aforesaid my true and lawful attorney for me and in my name to do and perform all and singular such acts as he may deem best relating to my property in the State and County aforesaid and in Beaufort District State of South Carolina and to hold and control the same fully and entirely as my representative and attorney as aforesaid. . . . 18th Oct. 1865 JOhn Screven In presence of Henry Woodbridge(?) & Levi S. Russell

Extracts from the Division of the Estate of James P. Screven by Commissioners appointed by executors. Ga. Chatham County. "The undersigned Thomas M. Forman, Wylis(?) Woodridge and Richard T. Gibson of State and County having been appointed and requested by the executors of the last will and testament of James P. Screven deceased to divide the property of the said testator among the persons intitled thereto according to the provisions of the said will have made distribution thereof in the manner following

3. Third Of the residence of the estate devised and bequeathed in equal portions to John Screven, Thomas F. Screven and George P. Screven, we make the following division and allotments viz. To John Screven the following property to wit - that plantation known as the Proctor Plantation situated in South Carolina on the River Savannah & c

4 fourth to Dr. Thomas F. Screven the following property viz. that plantation known as the Ferry Plantation situated in South Carolina on the River Savannah & c

In witness whereof we the said ThomasM. Forman Wyllis Woodbridge and Richard T. Gibson have hereunto let our hand this fifteenth day of April eighteen hundred and sixty. Thos. M. Forman, R. T. Gibson Wylly Woodbridge signed in presence of W. L. Basinger Not. Pub. Recorded in County Book M. M. M. folios 489, 490, 491, 492, 493, 494, 495, 496, and 497 this March 10th A. D.

1862 Chatham County Georgia, Clerks Office Superior Court M. G. Sheftall, Dept. Clerk $15.00


The State of South Carolina

Beaufort District

Before me this 29th September AD 1862 personally appeared George P. Elliott of said District and makes oath that on the night of the twenty sixth day of September AD 1862, the negroes (below named) the property of said Deponent ran away & escaped from the possession of this Deponent to wit from his Plantation is Prince Williams Parish, commonly culled Yemassee and went over into the possession of the public enemy as he has good reason to believe and does believe. That the said negroes are accurately described as to age and that they are well worth the market price of negroes of that age.-

Names of negroes & ages

Diana 55 - Hannibal 40 - Tenah(?) 38 - Emily 17 - Sally 15 - Billy 12 - Mima 8 - Affey(?) 3 - Kate 35 - Cato 25 - Eliza 20 - Lizzy 1 - Renty 22 - Sylvy(?) 19 - Juba 35 - Major 14 - Jim 36 - Mima 33 - Stephen 16 - Jacob 14 - March 6 - Stefney(?) 50 - Betty - 35 - Jack 18 - Stefney(?) 16 - Richard 10 - Sam 35 - Nelly 33 - DAniel 16 - Jacob - 36 - Rhena(?) 33 - Sneart(?) 17 - Juno 15 - Sue 12 - Primus 4 - Sylvia 33 - Peter - 10 - TElla 8 - Amy 6 - Chloe 4 - Limerick 2 - Jim 20 0 TEnah 18 - SAmmy 40 - Lizzy 35 - Harrington 15 - Ishmael 8 - Sary 6 - Abram 2 - Sue 65 - Hannah 35 - Adam 4 - Eve 4 - Infant - Miley 28 - Diana 45 - Pompey 41 - Cinda 25 - Frank 13 - Hagar 1 - Jacob 65 - Sary 60 - Ellen 25 - Sally(?) 4 - Clarissa 2 - Beck 60 - Jacob 27 - RAchael 32 - Jane 30 in all sixty nine (69)

Sworn before me the 29th Sept 1862 Geo. P. Elliott

Chas. E. Bell Magst.

The State of South Carolina

Beaufort District

Personally appeared Wm.H. Cuthbert Junr. who on oath says he is well acquainted with said Geo. P. Elliott & his circumstances That said Geo. P. Elliott to his certain knowledge did own the above negroes (of which he thinks the above ages as set down is accurate) - That said negroes escaped from the possession of said Geo. P. Elliott and as he believes escaped into the possession of the public enemy on the night set forth in the affidavit of said Geo. P. Elliott and further that the said negroes were fully worth the market prices of negroes of said ages Sworn before me this 29th Sep 1862

Chas. E. Bell W. H. Cuthbert Jr. Magst E 34

Schedule of property of William W. Elliott of Prince Williams Parish State of South Carolina, lost on account of the invasion of the State by the enemy or since deserted to them; also of property taken and consumed by the Soldiers of the Confederate States.

viz - Deserted to the enemy and now in their possession

  1. 1. Abram aged 32 years full field hand prime
  2. 2. Rhina(?) aged 35 years full field hand prime
  3. 3. Sue aged 16 years ¾ full field hand prime
  4. 4. Ladson aged 25 years full field hand prime
  5. 5. Kate aged 20 years full field hand prime
  6. Consumeed by Soldiers ten head sheep worth $3.00 each
  7. eight head hogs worth $10.00 each

The State of South Carolina, Beaufort District

Before me personally appeared William W. Elliott and being sworn says that the within schedule contains a full and true account & description of certain negroes the property of him Deponent, now in the possession of the Enemy - That the remarks opposite their name, are true - That to the best of his knowledge, information & belief the hogs & sheep therein mentioned were consumed by the soldiers of the Confederate States, & that the same were worth the sums set opposite entries(?)

Sworn before me this 11th Sept 1862 W. W. Elliott

Chas. E. Bell Magistrate

The State of South Carolina

Beaufort District

Before me personally appeared William H. Cuthbert Junior and George P. Elliott & being sworn say that they are well acquainted with the negroes mentioned in the above schedule - That the remarks opposite their names are true and that the said negroes were worth the full market price of negroes of that description. That the hogs were worth ten $10 per head and the sheep worth three ($3.00) dollars per head

Sworn before me the 11th Sept. 1862 Geo. P. Elliott

Chas. E. Bell W. H. Cuthbert, Jr Magst. E - 32 - 114

To Wm. Whaley Esq. Chairman of the Commissioners to ascertain losses on the Seaboard sustained in consequence of the invasion of the Enemy. I hereby submit the following return of my own losses to be submitted to the Board.

Wm. Elliott

All my real estate in the Parish of St. Helena Consisting of my dwelling house in Town of Beaufort my Grove, shell point, and Ellis plantations is in possession of the enemy. ninety five negroes - part of whom were removed but escaped back, through our pickets - are now in possession of the enemy or protected by them - Where they cannot be reached by their owner.

Twelve hundred bushels of corn three hundred bushels of peas, twelve hundred bushels of potatoes, - with corresponding supply of blades & were abandoned with the plantations.

One hundred and fifteen head of beef cattle were abandoned in like manner to the enemy - To my repeated applications for a military force rescue this property(?) I received civil but determined refusals Genl. Ripley answered "that he had no adequate force." I next requested that a force might be provided sufficient to destroy the cotton in my cotton houses - which Genl. Lee ordered and it was effectually done under command of Capt. Stephen Elliott of Beaufort V. Artillery. The houses were burnt with their contents - ninety seven thousand pounds of sea island cotton in the seed. The crop exceeded but may be set down at one hundred bales. In justice to Genl. Lee it should be stated that a concurrent movement of Cavalry to rescue negroes and military supplies from the reach of the Enemy on Port Royal Island failed from the refusal of the Cavalry to volunteer under the officer appointed by the General.

Recapitulation

  1. Dwelling house at Beaufort valued at $10,000
  2. Grove Plantation on Port Royal Island ditto
  3. Shell Point ditto ditto
  4. Ellis ditto ditto
  5. ninety five negroes
  6. one hundred fifteen beef cattle
  7. twelve hundred bushels corn
  8. three hundred bushels peas
  9. twelve hundred bushels potatoes
  10. blades, carts, wagons, mules, gins, & cc and ninety seven bales of sea island cotton burnt to prevent its falling into the enemy's hands by military expedition as before detailed.
  11. Also two flats and two boats

E - 14 -32 - 70 - 114 - 130 - 158

Charleston 5 Jany 1863

James Tupper ESQ., Columbia SC

Dear Sir

At the request of the Honorable William Elliott we enclose his statement duly sworn to of losses sustained to this date by the enemy.

Respectfully, yrobsr, M. C. Bell

Inventory of property lost by Wm. Elliott of Beaufort by and consequence on the invasion of the Enemy in Nov. 1861 and subsequent thereto

Real Estate

  1. House and Lots in Beaufort valued at $10,000
  2. Grove Plantation Port Royal Isd $12,000
  3. Shell Point ditto $ 9,000
  4. Elis ditto $ 5,000

Personal Property

  1. ninety five negroes and subsequently 4 99 negroes
  2. one hundred & fifteen head of beef cattle
  3. twelve hundred bushels corn
  4. three hundred bushels peas
  5. twelve hundred bushels of potatoes
  6. thousand lbs. corn fodder
  7. carts, wagons, mules, gins, flats, boats that belonged to the plantations
  8. Library, furniture & bedding of a plantation house
  9. and ninety seven bales of sea island cotton gathered in and burnt to prevent their falling into the enemy's hands by direction of Gen. Lee

The State of South Carolina

Charleston District

Personally appeared before me William Elliott Jnr. who being duly sworn says that the foregoing is a true and correct account of losses sustained by him from the enemy according to the best of his knowledge and belief.

Sworn to before me this

1st day of January AD 1862 Wm. Elliott

William Rhett, Magistrate

Schedule of losses sustained by Thomas R. S. Elliott of the Town Beaufort in the State of South Carolina by the invasion of the Enemy in the years 1861 & 1862

To Wit

  1. House and out buildings in the town of Beaufort aforesaid $12,000.00
  2. Furniture Silver &c 11,500.00
  3. Carriage 900.00
  4. Buggy 225.00
  5. Sail Boat 150.00
  6. Race Boat 80.00
  7. One Horse 100.00
  8. Two Mules @ $150 300.00
  9. and the following named negroes whose names have already been returned to this state commission viz.
  10. Aaron (blacksmith) prime $1800.00
  11. Aaron " 1000.00
  12. Adam " 1000.00
  13. Tom " 1000.00
  14. Jack " 1000.00
  15. Sally " 800.00
  16. Patty " 1000.00
  17. Stephen " 1000.00
  18. Saturday " 300.00
  19. Judy " 500.00
  20. Susy " 500.00

9,900.00

The State of South Carolina

Beaufort District

Personally appeared Thomas R. S. Elliott of the Town of Beaufort in the State aforesaid to me personally known & worth of full credit & belief and on oath says the within schedule & estimate of losses, sustained by him through the invasion of the enemy is accurate & true in all respects.

Sworn before me this 13 Jany 1863 Ths. R. S. Elliott

Chas. E. Bell Magst.

I certify that I am well acquainted with the said Thos. R. W. Elliott and do regard the within estimate of losses by him sustained through the invasion of the enemy as moderate and within bounds. W. W. Elliott I certify that the said W. W. Elliott is a person reputable and worth of full credit & belief

Given under my had this 13 Jany 1863 Chas. E. Bell

Magst. E - 16 -34 -50 -118 -134 -


Grahamville, 14th Mch 1862

Dr Sir,

My attention has been called to your advertisement in the Mercury - About the middle of last No. (I think) - One of my fellows (Seaborne) about 25 yrs of age - an extra prime field hand - escaped to the enemy - from my plantation on Broad River - to Beaufort - There went with him - Elbert - about 35 years of age - a very prime field hand - carpenter & wheel right - Elbert returned early in Dec. & carried off to Beaufort - his family - ie - his wife Binah - prime cook & house servant about 34 yers of age - Her child about - 14 months old - Joseph - house servant about 16 or 17 yrs. of age - making 5 negroes in all of whom the 4 last named escaped from my plantation 20 miles above Broad River yrs. respectfully

Wm. H. Robert


St. Peters

Names of parties in St. Peter's Parish whose lands have been abandoned, remain unplanted, or whose planting has been seriously diminished or disturbed by the neighborhood of the enemy said lands being liable to an attack.

  1. Walter Blake
  2. T(?) S. Chisolm
  3. Elizabeth Chisolm
  4. Sharah Chisolm
  5. Est. Langdon Cheves
  6. Langdon Cheves
  7. Est. T(?) M. Chisolm
  8. Dr. W. C. Daniel
  9. Huger and Izard
  10. Joseph A. Huger
  11. Daniel Heyward
  12. J. B. & W. H. Heyward
  13. Allen S. Izard
  14. Jos. Manigault
  15. Hugh Rose
  16. John Rutledge
  17. Smith T(?) P. P. & W. M
  18. Smith est of Robert

The above are Rice lands on the Savannah River. I certify that the above is correct as nearly as I can ascertain Wm. Henry Heyward


Prince Williams

Names of Parties whose Lands in Prince Williams are either in the possession or more or less under the control of the enemy.

  1. 524.50 Hon. Robt. W. Barnwell
  2. Estate of Edward Barnwell
  3. 354.25 Henry Stuart
  4. 186.50 Wm. Fripp
  5. 299.25 Wm. H. Cuthbert
  6. 264.30 Rev. Mr. Potter
  7. 205.50 Col. Paul Hamilton
  8. 681 Walter Blake or est. Joseph Blake
  9. 699.50 Est. of Henry Middleton & Williams Middleton
  10. 179 Wm. Henry Heyward
  11. 08.25 J.(?) R. Yates
  12. 370 Dr. Thos. Fuller
  13. 174.72 Barnwell Fuller
  14. 128 Dr. Jenkins
  15. 218.87 Dr. Lines M. DeSaussure & A. L. DeSaussure 26 & others (The greater portion of these Lands have been abandoned & are South of the R. Road)(scratched through)
  16. 232.50 Chaplin Hamilton
  17. 107 Chaplin J(?) F.
  18. 342.62 Robert Chisolm
  19. 417.50 Alexander R. Chisolm
  20. 216 Rev. Stephen Elliott
  21. 214.25 J(?) R. S. Elliott
  22. 239.75 George P. Elliott
  23. 108.25 W. W. Elliott
  24. 94 R. E. Elliott
  25. 477.50 Est. P. W. Eustis
  26. 375.25 Daniel Heyward
  27. 971.86 Wm. Heyward
  28. 257.50 Est. Fred G. Fraser
  29. 205 M. L. Fraser
  30. Jame M. Fraser
  31. 202.50 Dr. Henry Fuller]
  32. 150.50 William Fuller
  33. 140.50 Richard Fuller
  34. 116.30 Henry Fuller
  35. R. B. Fuller
  36. 63.50 James E. Fripp
  37. 302.75 James Gregorie
  38. 156 A. F. Gregorie
  39. 229.65 J. W. Gregorie
  40. 117.65 W. D. Gregorie
  41. 300 Charles Heyward
  42. 656 T. M. Hanckel
  43. 119.75 T. W. Hutson
  44. 152.50 R. W. Hutson
  45. 57.25 W. F. Hutson
  46. 30.33 M. C. Hutson
  47. 22.37 T. W. Hutson
  48. 41.83 A. B. Hutson
  49. 426.85 Micah Jenkins
  50. 207.50 Susan S. Keith
  51. 179 Wm. M. Lawton
  52. 184.10 Charles E. Leverett
  53. 252 George C. Mackie
  54. 225 (EB ?) W. B. Means
  55. 97.05 J(?) E. M. Mitchell
  56. 224.75 Est. William Martin
  57. 112.80 J.(?) M. Martin
  58. 100 J(?) V. Martin
  59. G. G. Martin
  60. 7.50 Est. J(?) E. McPherson
  61. 273.50 J(?) H. Spann
  62. 369.25 J(?) H. Screven
  63. 109.50 J(?) E. Screven
  64. 61.25 B. T. Tellen (?)

The greater portion of these lands have been abandoned and lie South of the Rail Road

I certiry the above list to be correct as nearly as I can ascertain

Wm. Henry Heyward

It would be my guess that the numbers beside each name are the amount of the claim as to that date. I do not know that for a fact just a guess. no date given.


Kirk

Return of Losses sustained by Dr. John W. Kirk caused by the present war of our country.

May 1862

  1. Casey 60 Peter 40 coachman Mingo 41 Field hand
  2. Lucretia 32 field hand Annette 38 field hand Flora 35 " "
  3. Emma 15 " " George 19 Teamster Houston 18 Teamster
  4. Sarah 13 Chloe 17 field hand Nelson 15 field hand
  5. Charlotte 11 Casey 14 house boy Crogar 12
  6. Sandy 9 Matilda 7 Peter 10
  7. Linda 4 Fortune 24 field hand Hetty 6
  8. Ben 28 blcksmith/wheelrt Polly 22 " " Infant
  9. Sally 21 field hand George 3 Ansel 35 " "
  10. Luna 2 Black Maria 40 " " Hannah 36 " "
  11. Hagar 24 " " Abram 35 " " Friday 16 " "
  12. B.Caesar 34 teamster Grace 32 " " Christiana 14 " "
  13. Doll 36 field hand Leah 14 " " Chance 12
  14. Binah 19 " " Margaret 9 Peter 10
  15. Harriet 14 " " Will 5 Moses 9
  16. Caroline 11 Monday 16 " " Sarah 7
  17. Daniel 6 Fellows 24 Teamster Susan 4
  18. Nullifier 2 Adam 30 field hand Rivers 2
  19. Salina 22 " " Fanny 30 " " William 30
  20. Caster 6 Minus 15 " " Sue 25
  21. Chisolm 2 Jerry 28 fine carpenter Louisa 8
  22. infant Jackson 40 field hand Fanny 6
  23. Haley 35 " " Dianna 4
  24. Sam 18 " " Infant
  25. John 28 " " Toney 16 " " B. Billy 35 Coachman/house
  26. Rachael 21 " " Phoebe 14 " " Hetty 40 field hand
  27. Pleasant 2 Lydia 12 Henny 16 " "
  28. L. Caesar 24 teamster Judy 10 Frank 13 " "
  29. Maria 35 field hand Anthony 8 Susette 11
  30. Abram 17 " " Venus 6 August 28 " "
  31. Clarissa 15 " " Caleb 3 Total 129 negroes
  32. Will 12 Polly 50
  33. Katey 10 Harry 22
  34. Amy 8 Charles 35 fine house servant
  35. Ben 40 fine driver Minna 33 washer & ironer
  36. Nancy 40 field hand Scrap 18 fine house servant
  37. Polodore 18 " " Nora 14 field hand
  38. Dorcas 14 " " Tom 12
  39. Dick 12 Edmund 10
  40. Cuffee 10 Robert 8
  41. Ginny 22 " " Lavinia 4
  42. Jack 2 Hannah 22 fine lady's maid & tailoress
  43. Tena 20 " " Mary 16 Seamstress
  44. Richard 2 Kasey 14 field hand
  45. Tom 27 " " London 24 " "
  46. Betsy 25 " " Scylla 20 " "
  47. Rose Eve 5
  48. Tom Clarinda 19 " "
  49. Dora 6 L. Billy 24 " "
  50. Harmody 60 Bella 21 " "
  51. Adam 50

It appears that these are broken into family groups. It does not say so but there are parenthesis around groups which I will try to explain.

1st. column - Casey 60 through Linda 4, Ben 28 through Lunna 2, Hagar alone, B. Caesar 34 through Nullifier 2, Salinna 22 through infant, John 28 through Pleasant 2, L. Caesar 24 through Amy 8, Ben 40 through Cuffee 10, Ginney & Jack, Lena and Richard, John 27 through Dora 6, Harmondy alone and Adam alone.

2nd column - Peter 40 through Matilda 7, Fortune 24 through Geroge 3, Black Maria alone, Abram 35 through Will 5, Monday 16 alone, FEllows 24 alone, Adam and Fanny, Minus alone, Terry alone, Jackson through Caleb 3, Polly and Harry, Charles 35 through Lavinia 4, Hannah 22 through Kasey, London 24 through Eve 5, Clarinda alone, L. Billy and Bella

3rd column - Mingo 41 through infant, Ansel 35 through Rivers 2, William 30 through infant, B. Billy through Susette 11, August alone

  1. 20 bags of fine cotton $3000
  2. 3000 bushels of potatoes 1500
  3. 62 large bacon hogs 624
  4. upwards of 100 head of stock hogs 600
  5. Plantation utensils &c 1200
  6. 2 boats 150
  7. furniture of the dwelling
  8. houses abandoned 5000
  9. 1 grist mill & gins 400

May 20th 1862 $12474

negroes 92900

$105,374

State of South Carolina

Beaufort District

Personally appeared before me J. L. Rivers who made oath and says that he was Doctor John W. Kirks overseer five years and six months immediately previous to the breaking out of the present war, and that the above statement is correct to the best of his knowledge.

Sworn to this 31st day of May 1862 John S. Rivers

Wm. B. Zealy(?), Magistrate

State of South Carolina, Beaufort District

Personally appeared before me Doctor John W. Kirk who under oath and says that the above statement is correct to the best of his knowledge

Sworn this 31st day of May 1862 Jn. W. Kirk

Wm. B. Zealy(?), Magistrate Book no 2 page 24-40-52-76-98-118


Chisolm

State of South Carolina

District

Personally appeared before me Jos. G. Guess who upon oath says that he was the overseer of Col. A. R. Chisolm at the time his negroes escaped to the enemy that the list of negroes hereto annexed except such as are marked X and of the other property embraced in the said schedule are true and correct to the best of this deponents belief and knowledge. That he (deponent) was in the neighborhood when the negroes escaped and when the houses provisions and cotton were consumed by the enemy. That the escape and burning was in the month of January 1862 or previous thereto.

The said Col. Chisolm was at the time serving under Genl. Beauregard in Virginia. He ordered me by letter to remove his negroes from Coosaw Is. which I made arrangements to do but (marked through - when on the night) previous to the day of removal they crossed the river to the enemy by what means I do not know for all the boats on the plantation had been removed. (Crossed through - They must have heard of my intentions for they took their departure during the night.)

They received no information from me or any one that I know of. I think some of them took the hint from my having ordered my cook to prepare breakfast for six or eight persons. I was then living alone on the within named plantation or in the immediate neighborhood.

Sworn to before me this J. G. Guess

1 April 1863 James Tupper

State Auditor

List of Negroes the property of A. R. Chisolm now in the possession of the enemy at or in the vicinity of Port Royal S.C.

        Name     Age Value Name Age Value

        Men                     Children

  1. Ellis        20 1300 Quaccoo
  2. Jack        26 1500 Samuel
  3. Primus    63    100
  4. Rattey     46    400
  5. Adam     38  1000
  6. Amos     20  1500
  7. Cypher   28  1400
  8. Clement 59    200
  9. Dago      28  1400
  10. Fay         21 1500
  11. Jefferson 18 1400
  12. King       26 1500
  13. Morris    30 1200
  14. Prime     19 1500
  15. Will        20 1500
  16. Smart     20 1500
  17.                $20500
  18. Women
  19. Liddy     33  800
  20. Beck      20 1400
  21. Caroline 35 700
  22. Coely     20 1400
  23. Daphney 66 000
  24. Elizabeth 26 1100
  25. Jamima 33 800
  26. Maria 18 1400
  27. Nancy 66 000
  28. Anna 25 1100

$8700 All of the above negroes viz: Men 16, women 10, children 3 are included in the affidavit of overseer J. B. Sanders herewith attached Total 29

Value

Men 20,500

Women 8,700

Children

List of negroes the property of A. R. Chisolm now in the possession of the enemy at or in the vicinity of Port Royal South Carolina

Men Age Value Mechanics Age Value

  1. Sike 28 1200 Jim 26 1800
  2. Bram 29 1400 Abraham 28 1800
  3. Boney 28 1200 Brass 25 1500
  4. Elec 21 1500
  5. Edward 19 1500 Women
  6. Fortune 10 600 Biner 20 1400
  7. Gabriel 24 1500 Beck 20 1400
  8. Hamilton 20 1500 Croety 25 1200
  9. Jim 42 800 Dorcas 44 400
  10. Jack 33 1200 Dinah x 32 900
  11. Joe 25 1500 Grace 30 900
  12. Kitt 21 1500 Hagar 25 1200
  13. Stephaney 14 1200 Hellen 21 1400
  14. Tim 50 300 Hannah 28 1100
  15. Peter 23 1500 Hester 36 800
  16. Peter Allen 21 1500 Eliza x 58 200
  17. Jefferson 14 1500 Jane 25 000
  18. Andrew 40 200 July 13 900
  19. Quabna 19 1500 Mary 28 1100
  20. Levi 15 1500 Marge 38 500
  21. Frank 15 1500 Peggy 18 1400
  22. Stephney 35 1400 Patinece 25 1100
  23. Paul 20 1500 Libby 23 1400
  24. Lazarus x 14 1200 Sue 55 100
  25. Hector x 44 600 Sophy 32 900
  26. Phillip x 44 400 Betty x 22 1500
  27. Rattey x 18 1400 Molley x 38 600
  28. Flora 40 600
  29. Betty x 20 1400
  30. Biner 20 1400
  31. Die x 28 1100
  32. Clary 37 800
  33. Melia x 45 500
  34. Children
  35. Girls Boys
  36. Cloe Mathew x
  37. Dinah Quabna 19 1400
  38. Judy 16 1100 Renty x 1 100
  39. Lizzy 10 600 Loney 10 600
  40. Martha 11 600 Charles 12 800
  41. Margaret x 20 1200 Caesar 11 700
  42. Mnity 14 1000 Jonas 20 1400
  43. Manda 9 500 John 12 800
  44. Mercy x 20 1200 Oliver 16 1100
  45. Mazarin (?) 6 400 Thomas 9 900
  46. Nimea (?) 19 1500 Mingo 9 500
  47. Phoeby 10 800 Richard 7 600
  48. Rebecca 20 1200 Isaac 4 200
  49. Silvie 8 500 Sensey x 4 200
  50. Louisa 5 300 John 10 600
  51. Eve 12 700
  52. Harriett x 15 1100 All the above negroes viz.
  53. Matilda 11 600 Men 30
  54. Judy 11 600 Women 28

Children 34

Total 92

are included in the affidavit of overseer Jos. G. Guess herewith attached

Value

Men

Women

Children

Buildings burnt by the enemy on that portion of Coosaw or Chisolm's Island the property of A. R. Chisolm of Prince Williams Parish Beaufort District, South Carolina

  1. Dwelling House & Outbuildings 5,000.00
  2. Overseers House & outbuildings 2,000.00
  3. Steam Gin House (two stories) 2,500.00
  4. Two Cotton Houses 1,200.00
  5. Corn House (very large) 1,200.00
  6. Large Barn 1,000.00
  7. Stable for 24 horses with oxen sheds attached 2,500.00
  8. 2000 bushels of corn 2,000.00
  9. 500 " " peas 500.00
  10. 5 bales of cotton packed x not burned 525.00
  11. About fifty bales in the field 2,500.00
  12. total loss by fire 20,925.00

x This cotton was shipped to Charleston

Chisolm

A statement of the losses of A. R. Chisolm at the hands of the enemy viz.

Burnt Jany 4th 1862

  1. One large double 2 story dwelling house worth at least $5000 $5000
  2. one new four horse engine &c new worth 2500
  3. one good overseer's house 1000
  4. one " corn house 2000
  5. one " stable & sheds 1000
  6. 2000 bushels flint corn 2000
  7. 600 " cow peas 600
  8. hogs worth about 400
  9. fodder house filled with fodder 500
  10. 110 (one hundred and ten) negroes mostly young & children

Report made in person to W. Heyward Esq one of the Committee

April 24th 1862 Robt. Chisolm

Agent of A. R. Chisolm

P.S. At the time of the losses A. R. Chisolm was in Virginia on the staff of Genl. Beauregard on which he had been for about one year previous. Robt. Chisolm

Statement of the losses of Robert Chisolm on Coosaw Island

  1. one dwelling house worth about $2500
  2. 75 negroes mostly young & prime
  3. cattle 200
  4. Peas (Cow) 300 bushels 300
  5. Sweet potatoes & fodder 250

Statement made im person to W Heyward Esq one of the Commissioners

White Hall 24th April 1862 Robt Chisolm

· 68-8-28-90-108


Kirk

List of articles of Julia M. Kirk of Beaufort SoCa, now in possession of the public enemy

  1. 1 wardrobe $ 20
  2. 1 piano 250
  3. 1 desk 20
  4. Collection of music 50
  5. 2 wool mattresses two pair pillows 75
  6. Books 30

Personally appeared Julia M Kirk who being sworn says that the above is a correct list & that the value set opposite each article is the true value thereof - that the same were abandoned in the Town of Beaufort on the approach of the public enemy

Sworn before me this 7th Mch AD 1862 Julia M. Kirk

Chas E Bell, Magst.. South Carolina, Beaufort District

Before me appeared Charles E. Bell and James V. Fickling (both known to me as worthy of full credit & belief) and swear that of their own knowledge the articles in the above list are fully worth the value set down therein & thatthey believe the claim is just & true

Sworn before me this 9th July 1863

W. I. De Treville Magistrate Jno V Fickling

Charles E. Bell

entered page 142


Hasel

The return of Thomas W. Hasel of property lost on the Seaboard St. Helena Parish So. Ca.

  1. 10 negroes valued at $1,700
  2. House & lot in Beaufort 5,000
  3. Furniture etc 2,800
  4. 12 Cattle
  5. 1 horse
  6. 12 sheep 300

14,800 E 22-40-46-140

Stuart

Schedule of Property belonging to the Estate of Mrs. Mary Stuart taken possession of by the enemy

  1. Hetty aged 20 prime Winter aged 50 prime
  2. Betsy " 30 Jacob " 25 " carpenter
  3. Casar " 52 Tor__ " 22 "
  4. Jemmy " 18 prime Nancy " 36 "
  5. (paper torn) 16 (paper torn) 50
  6. Isaac " 50 Dick " 60
  7. Also twelve (12) bales of cotton burned by order of Gen Pemberton.

South Carolina Beaufort District

Personally came before me Wm. H. Cuthbert one of the Executors of the Will of Mrs. Mary B. Stuart & swears that the forgoing is a correct schedule of the losses sustained by his testatrix just before her death in 1862&2 The negroes being in the possession of the Enemy and the cotton having been burned by order to prevent its falling into their hands

Sworn to before me this

Wm. H. Cuthbert

South Caroina Beaufort District

I certify that the above named William H. Cuthbert is well known to me is worthy of full credit & belief

Given under my hand this 11th Jany 1863

Chas. E. Bell

Magistrate Book no 2 pg 76-116

Stuart

South Carolina

Beaufort District

Personally appeared Captain George P. Elliott who on oath says that the cotton house & corn house on the plantation of Henry M. Stuart, called Pages Point in the District and State aforesaid was by order of Major General Pemberton Commanding, burnt to prevent it falling into the hands of the enemy on or about the second day of January 1862

Sworn before me this 2 January 1864 Geo P Elliott

Chas. E. Bell Capt AAI(?)C

State of South Carolina

Beaufort District I Wm. J. Fickling C.CP. & G.S for Beaufort District, in the State aforesaid do hereby certify that Chas. E. Bell, Esq before whom the proceeding(?) affidavit was made (as appears by his name on his own hand writing attesting the same) was at the date thereof a Magistrate for the District aforesaid, (who had been duly appointed and qualified & has signed the roll kept according to law in my office). In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand seal this 26th Jany 1864 Wm. J. Fickling

C CP. & GS

Stuart

Camden, S.C. Feb 2, 1864

Mr. Tupper, Auditor

Dear Sir Enclosed I send a certificate of Capt. G. P. Elliott - acting aid De Camp of Genl Pemberton as to the burning of certain buildings on my place "Pages Point" - a statement of which I have already made to Col. Orr & yourself.

I have written to request Genl. Jones who was then in command of a Regiment and who had Genl. Pembertons order executed, to hand you a copy of the order

Yours very respectfully,

H. M. Stuart, Sen.

Acknowledge Receipt of papers from writer and from Col. Jones giving copy of what is said by latter, the papers will be filed in proper office at Richmond when Auditor visits that place.

8 Feb. '64 J. T.

Camden So Ca Feb 15th 1864 To James Tupper Esqr.

State Auditor

Dr Sir,

I will be very glad if you will "file in the proper office in Richmond, when you next visit that place" Capt. Geo. P. Elliott's certificate of his having issued for Genl. Pemberton (whose aid De Camp he was) the order for the burning of the buildings at "Pages Point". As it will only complicate the matter and probably militate against my claim, to file my letter and Genl. James Jones' statement in which he sayd the order was not issued to him, as I had supposed, I would be sorry if they should be filed - and if consistent with your duty would be glad if you will destroy them.

I will endeavor when I can possibly do so to get a copy of the order from

Genl. Pemberton himself

Yours very respectfully

H. M. Stuart, Sen

Camden S.C. Feb. 2, 1864

Genl Jones

Dear Sir

I have sent to Mr. Tupper who has been appointed to audit the claims for property burnt by our authorities and by the enemy - a certificate of Mr. Geo. P. Elliott acting Aid De'Camp of Genl Pemberton who drew up Gen. Pemberton's order for the burning of corn house and cotton at my place Page's Point - If you could be so good as to furnish Mr. Tupper with a copy of Genl Pemberton's order - you ______ confer a personal favor upon me - and if from any report that may have been made you - you could accompany it with any statement, it would be still more satisfactory.

The statement I made to M. Tupper was "a large corn house - value $300 - containing 250 lbs corn at 90 c = $225 - 150 bus. Peas 75c = 112.50 - 12m lbs fodder in the loft 80c $96. Corn sheller $40 exparte Losses from

H. M. Stuart War

filed 8 Feby 1864

a new cotton house worth $200 - a fodder house filled with pea vines $75 ---- $1048.50

I take a liberty in requesting you to attend to this for me but hope it will not give you much trouble

Your most respectfully

H. M. Stuart Sen

If any order was issued by General Pemberton to burn the houses or property at Pages" Point it was not extended to me nor was I in command of that place when it was burned. In fact I did not know that it had been burned before I received the foregoing letter.

When my Regt. (the 14th S.C. Volunteers) was stationed at Garden's Corner I had a picket at Page's Point; but my picket was relieved by one from Col. Deurants(?) Regt. (12th S. C. Volunteers) when I was order to Port Royal Ferry

Jaimes(?) _orces(?)

late Col 14th Regt S.C. Volunteers

Cuthbert

Walterboro

August 16th, 63

James Tupper Esq.

Dear Sir

Enclosed I send you the return of my losses made out according to Directions in your circular sent me

Yours & C

Thomas L. Cuthbert

Recpt. acknowledged

Aug 20/63

JRB

I Thomas L. Cuthbert of Prince Williams Parish report the following losses by reason of the advance of the United States Forces near Port Royal Ferry and the retreat there from of the Confederate Forces. Class 1st. Losses for which indemnity is provided by congressional Legislature. Under this class I voluntarily destroyed with my own hands to prevent falling into the hands of the enemy:

  1. Sea Island Cotton 32 Bales
  2. Corn 1000 Bushels
  3. Machinery valued at 3500 dollars
  4. Buildings containing all forgoing at $400 each 1000 dollars
  5. Small steamboat valued by govt agt 1000 dollars

(written in margin - Destroyed on the 1st January 1862 voluntarily at my plantation called (Cotton Grove) near Port Royal Ferry)

Class 2nd Losses for the presentation of claims for which against(?) the confederate states a mode is provided by existing laws. Under this class I report 3d Jan 1862 Stock Goats taken by Confed Forces 15 in number(?)

Middle Dec. 1861 One flat pressed for service value 150 dollars

10,000 blades by confed forces " " "

Class 3d Losses from the war for which the confederate states do not acknowledge any liability to make compensation. Under this class I report the following negroes owned by me, as in the hands of the enemy, caused by the positive refusal of confederate officers to render me assistance to carry off said negroes from the neighborhood of the enemy, viz. Samuel 17 years old, (Abby 20 mother, Grace infant), Primus 50 yrs, Patience 16 years, Sally 24 yrs, Phyllis 34 yrs, _______ 6, Joe 24 yrs, Le Hagan 20yrs(?) Dinan infant, Sampson 36 yrs, Jimmy __ yrs, Ralph 29yrs, Billy 29 yrs (One side margin - middle of Dec 1861)

The following ran away 1st January 1862 to the Enemy

Sandy 43 yrs, Sam - carpenter 45 yrs, Katy 8 yrs, Charlotte 15 yrs, Robert 13 yrs, Judy 40 yrs, Betty 35 yrs, Lot 10 yrs, Big Joe 29 yrs, B Hagar 25 yrs, Poli__e 7 yrs, Se_____ Inft(?)

The following ran away to the enemy on or about 1st. Dec. 1861

Rebecca 27 yrs, Cha_______ carpenter & engineer, Edward 16 yrs apprentice blacksmith, William 33 yrs, Jonas 22 yrs, Peggy 20 yrs, Alfred 33 yrs,

Hannah 25 yrs, Bob 6 yrs, John 34 yrs, Bacchus inft, in all 38 negroes

8th November 1861 - Dwelling house at Bay Point St. Helena Parish valued $500

State of South Carolina

Colleton District

Personally appeared before me Thomas L. Cuthbert who being duly sworn and upon oath sayeth that the within statement of the losses he has sustained by the enemy we are at War with, is just and true to the best of his knowledge.

Sworn to before me this

15th day of August A.D. 1863 T. L. Cuthbert

B. F. Bradford

Magistrate

Also personally appeared before me, Paul Hamilton who being duly sworn and upon oath saith he was a citizen of the same District and State with Deponent Thos. L. Cuthbert and a near neighbor of the said Thos. L. Cuthbert, and he personally knows that the facts set forth in the foregoing affidavit of Thos. L. Cuthbert to be just and true to the best of his knowledge

Sworn to before me P. Hamilton

this 15th day of August

A.D. 1863

B. F. Bradford

Magistrate

I, B. F. Bradford an acting Magistrate in and for the State and District aforesaid, do certify that the above named witness Paul Hamilton is personally known to me to be a gentleman of high standing and respectability, whose affidavit is entitled to full faith and credit.

Given under my hand and seal this 17th day of August A.D. 1863

B. F. Bradford

Magistrate

South Carolina

Colleton Dist. I I K Linder clerk of the Court of Common Pleas for said District to hereby certify that B. F. Bradford whose genuine signature appears to the above affidavit and certificate as Magistrate is and was at the time of signing the same a Magistrate duly qualified and acting for said District, and that all his acts as such are entitled to full faith and credit

Given under my hand and seal

of office at Walterborough, this

seventeenth day of August AD

eighteen hundred and sixty three

I. K. Linder

Cuthbert

Camp Beaufort

Near Pocotaligo Feb 9th 1869

Mr. James Tupper

Sir

I now return you the statement of the losses of property sustained by my brother & self, together with a statement of my own, with the proper attestation With thanks for your kind & prompt attention to my former communication I remain,

Your's Respectfully

Edw. B. Cuthbert

Coffin

An inventory of the property destroyed on St. Helena Island by the Enemy belonging to the heirs of Mrs. Mary Coffin

  1. No. of Slaves 165
  2. No of cattle 200 head 2000
  3. No of mules 3 or 4 $50 each 200
  4. No of cotton bagging 6 p____s
  5. No of Flat 6 average $50 300
  6. No of Boats 3 average $200
  7. Weights of cotton 2 20,000 lbs 420
  8. No of Gins 32 _ __lack(?) 186
  9. Cotton 27 bags packed
  10. Steam Engine 1 $250
  11. No of carts ox 22 with iron axles
  12. No of Mule carts 4
  13. 3 saddles
  14. 3 bridles
  15. 1 gun
  16. 2 pair of pistols
  17. House and Utensils
  18. 1st Floor Basement 2nd floor 3rd floor
  19. Water Closet $35 Dining Room __t__G
  20. Bathing Tub $ 8 Mahogany ____ & contents $30 Linen Press & Contents $50
  21. Banel(?) Paint $30 Marble Top ____ & contents $60 Trunk & contents $20
  22. Iron _lates $20 Dining Table $30
  23. Kitchen Chairs _ $50 Chamber
  24. with utensils & Pictures $24 Bed & Linen $50
  25. R______ $50 Clock $10 wardrobe & contents $55
  26. Store Room wash hand stands $35
  27. Bedrooms Secretary & Contents $50 and contents
  28. Bed & Bedding lamps $50 Wardrobe & contents $50
  29. carpets $30 Shed Room carpets $30
  30. Entry(?) Bedstead & bedding $20
  31. Clock & Line(?) $60 closet & contents $ 5
  32. ___________ Chamber
  33. washstand Bed linen $50
  34. Bed & Bedding couch $15 Bed contents $75
  35. wardrobe & contents $55 carpet Carpet $40
  36. Pantry Wardrobe & contents $55
  37. Bedsteads Shed Room Bedstead $45
  38. Bed linens $65 Closet & contents $10 Bedding to match $15
  39. Wardrobe & contents Secretary $10 Bedstead $15
  40. Small wardrobe Drawing Room Bedding to match $10
  41. pictures $50 Wash stand & contents $15
  42. Library $100 Nothing my ___________ that
  43. Arm chairs $25 I recollect
  44. Tables $20
  45. Sofa $12
  46. lamp $5
  47. 1 Coll. Crockery Carriages $100
  48. Dining set not Carpenter shop $ 75
  49. opened yet ____ _______ $75
  50. 1 set plain white _____ $75 (mabe lunch)
  51. 1 set breakfast plain white $60
  52. 1 set in French gray $10
  53. 1 set $10
  54. 1 set of glass $15
  55. _______ from Ph $75
  56. 2 set table ornaments $10
  57. 1 picture $50
  58. 3 double barrel guns
  59. with cases $120
  60. 2 card tables $18
  61. 2 library stands $15
  62. ____ hands ____
  63. 1 set very valuble books $100
  64. 2 saddles good as new $65
  65. bridles $6 _____ girths $3
  66. _____ _______ & et $25
  67. Shed Room No. 1
  68. Bed new $100
  69. Bed linen
  70. Sunday Suits(?) Boys clothing $150
  71. Shed Room No. 2
  72. Bed new & bedding $100
  73. Chamber furniture $20
  74. Sunday suits Boys clothing $150

Coffin

Estate of March Coffin presented by Thos A Coffin Trustee

Inventory of Property destroyed at Frogmore Plantation

  1. 28334 lbs of Coton at 60 cts pr pound ($17000) $17000
  2. 18 bales of Cotton at 300 lbs pr bale at 65 cts pr lb $83510
  3. 1 one steam engine valued at 400
  4. 4 four cotton whippers valued at $50 each 400
  5. 4 four Boats " " 150 " 600
  6. 4 four flats " " 50 " 400
  7. 45 forty five foot gins " " 12 " 540
  8. Dairy & Contents " " 20 20
  9. Plantation Utensils " " 550 550
  10. 12 twelve negro houses double valued at 100 1200
  11. 25 twenty five ox carts valued at 50 1250
  12. 4 four mule " " " 25 100
  13. 200 cattle two hundred " " 10 each 2000
  14. 75 sheep seventy five " " 5 " 375
  15. 160 turkeys one hundred & sixty valued at 1 160
  16. 4 four pieces cotton bagging at 40cper yd 148
  17. furniture valued at 50 50
  18. 193 one hundred & ninety three negroes at 700 135100
  19. 1365 thirteen hundred & sixty five acres of land 30 per acre 40950

error 304333.40 $204333.40

Address of Trustee Charleston E-8-28-66-92-108-128-150 estimate of proper destryoed 13th Novem 1861

Coffin

Estimate of Depradations done to the estate of Coffin (Mrs. Mary) presented by Thos. A Coffin, Turstee

  1. Value of Basement Story $5940
  2. " " ditto " 3290
  3. " " 200 bales cotton at 40c 240000
  4. " " 453 slaves at/700 177100
  5. " " 260 head of cattle at $10 2600
  6. " " 6 flats at 100 600
  7. " " 3 boats 400
  8. " " 24 gins at $12 408
  9. " " 1 steam engine 400
  10. " " 1185 acres of land at $30 35350
  11. " " 1345 " " " " $30 40350
  12. " " 5 ps cotton bagging 325

Coffin

Frogmore Plantation

  1. Cotton 125,000 lbs
  2. " 10,00 lbs (blot years crop)
  3. Steam engine 1 valued at $400 $ 600
  4. Cotton Whippers 2 at $30 60
  5. Boats 2 at $ 50 each 300
  6. Flats 4 $30 each 200
  7. Sairy & Contents $10
  8. Foot gins 25 at $12each 480
  9. Plantation Utensils $50
  10. And negro Houses 12 1250
  11. Carts ox 43 600
  12. Carts mule 4 100
  13. Land No. 1 1365 acres
  14. Land No. 2 80 acres
  15. Cattle 100 head 2000
  16. Sheep 75 head 300
  17. Turkies 160 600
  18. Cotton baggins pieces 4
  19. Furniture $75
  20. negroes 180

Mr. Thos. A. Coffin Frogmore St. Helena

Fripp

A return of property lost by the est Wm. Fripp Senr. on St. Helena Parish So Ca on Nov 1861, by the invasion of the enemy - as taken from the appraised lists of the property of the Est.

Negroes

1. Ciah 1000 31. Olive 800

2. Susan 800 32. Peter 800

3. Cheper 600 33. Katy 800

4. Billy 600 34. Phebe 500

5. Tony 400 35. Sib 500

6. Richard 300 36. Rinah 350

7. Dinah 200 37. Will 250

8. Ciah 150 38. Silvy 800

9. Toby 100 39. York 300

10. Nanny 200 40. Jerry 200

11. Toby 1000 41. Elick 100

12. Sandy 1000 42. Lot 1000

13. Moses 1000 43. Nora 800

14. Cealy 800 44. Stephan 350

15. Cato 1000 45. Mary 200

16. Rose 800 46. Billy 800

17. Ben 100 47. Yel Susan dead ---

18. Joe 800 48. Sammy 800

19. Louisa 800 49. Ishmael 200

20. Kit 600 50. Sary 300

21. Tilla 600 51. Tenah 300

22. Jeffery 400 52. Grace 250

23. Silvy 300 53. Billy 200

24. Joe 200 54. Toney 600

25. Henry 800 55. Sary 600

26. Jack 800 56. Henry 400

27. Daphne 300 57. Isaac 1000

28. Dan 150 58. Queen 800

29. Dan 1000 59. Catherine 450

30. Moll(?) 800 60. Abby 400

from this section 8. Ciah, 12. Sandy, 14. Cealy, 17. Ben, 24. Joe, 28. Dan, 37. Will, 41. Elick, 45. Mary, 53. Billy, 54. Toney, 56. Henry are all underlined.

61. Morris 300 96. Antony 800

62. Leah 150 97. Esther 700

63. Elick 600 98. Billy 1000

64. Silvy 600 99. Doll 800

65. January 1000 100. Violet 150

66. Elick 1000 101. Nat 300

67. Fenwick 800 102. Hannah 1

68. Charlotte 600 103. Maritta 300

69. Sancho 1000 104. Affee 400

70. Katy 800 105. Peter 300

71. Binah 800 106. Hagan 300

72. Sue 600 107. Phebe 700

73. Robin 350 108. Peter 700

74. James 200 109. Tom 600

75. Hannah 300 110. Morris 1000

76. Bob 1000 111. Phebe 800

77. Pomona 800 112. Hannah 350

78. Sarah 600 113. Bristol 200

79. Peggy 1 114. Silvy 600

80. Abram 500 115. Pat 800

81. Philip 600 116. Moses 100

82. Mily 800 117. Mily 300

83. Juliette 400 118. Jane 700

84. Emma 200 119. Joe 1000

85. John 600 120. Willoby 800

86. Caroline 800 121. Taffee 1000

87. Mary 800 122. Harriet(?) 800

88. Michael 400 123. Renty 400

89. Tony 600 124. Elisabeth 300

90. John 500 125. Susan 250

91. Elisabeth 400 126. Rose 100

92. Cealy 200 127. Yyra 700

HOME --------------------Place 128. Louisa 700

93. Abram 1 129. Linus 200

94. Pomona 1 130. July 600

95. Susan 600 131. Rose 600

18,903 19,351

Names underlined 62. Leah, 68. Charlotte, 70. Katy, 74. James, 78. Sarah, 79. Peggy, 80. Abram, 84. Emma, 94. Pomona, 97. Esther, 101. Nat, 104. Affee, 109. Tom, 114.

Silvy, 116. Moses, 118. Jane, 120. Willoby, 126. Rose, 129. Linus

132. Will 1000 168. Binah 150

133. Frank 1000 169. Tomas 250

134. Marian 600 170. York 1000

135. Phebe 500 171. Flora 800

136. Simon 500 172. Jerry(?) 600

137. July 450 173. Sarah 400

138. Nanny 300 174. Mary 250

139. Martha 600 175. Jack 300

140. Rinah 700 176. Cuffee 1000

141. Peggy 700 177. Die 800

142. Scipio 500 178. Beck 400

143. Joe 400 179. Anne 300

144. Edward 300 180. Betsy 100

145. Isaac 450 181. Charlotte 800

146. Isabel 250 182. Cyrus 1000

147. Davy 400 183. Susannah 700

148. Rolin 1000 184. Abigail 200

149. Eve 800 185. Margaret 500

150. Abby 100 186. Harriet 600

151. Flora 700 187. Binah 1

152. Nelly 800 188. Sambo 1000

153. Renty 1000 189. Joan 800

154. Lydia 800 190. Prince 200

155. Emma 600 191. Martha 100

156. Daniel 400 192. Robert 700

157. Alice 400 193. Rachel 600

158. Francis 100 194. Hannah 400

159. Rinah 50 195. Lauretta 300

160. Stephen 1000 HOPE -------------------------PLACE

161. Violet 800 196. Simon 800

162. Phillis 700 197. Clarissa 600

163. Venus 700 198. Hagar 700

164. Patience 600 199. Benjamin 550

165. Cuffee 500 200. Queen 500

166. Hagar 400 201. Fanny 800

167. Matilda 300 202. Prince 100

20400 18301

Names Underlined: 138. Nanny, 147. Davy, 150. Abby, 151. Flora, 158.

Francis, 159. Rinah, 169. Tomas, 175. Jack, 180. Betsy, 184. Abigail, 186.

Harriet, 191. Martha, 192. Robert, 200. Queen

203. Tisby 800 239. Sary 800

204. Betty 600 240. Kit(Kib) 700

205. Rinah 500 241. Libby 400

206. Jane 400 242. Marian 300

207. Dolly 300 243. Nat 250

208. Venus 250 244. James 200

209. Cornelia 200 245. Ria 100

210. Susan 100 246. Bristol 800

211. Peg 200 247. Betsy 600

212. London 100 248. Rachel 700

213. James 1000 249. Edward 500

214. Tenah 800 250. Chloe 400

215. Margaret 1 251. James 400

216. Mary 300 252. Elisabeth 250

217. Tony 1 253. Becca 250

218. Cely 300 254. Dick 1000

219. Rebecca 800 255. Sarah 800

220. Will 1000 256. Phebe 100

221. Rachel 500 257. Morris 1000

222. Venus 400 258. Annette 600

223. Straphan 900 259. Martha 100

224. Pat 500 260. Joseph 1000

225. Harry 450 261. Martha 600

226. Bella 100 262. Frank 800

227. Harry 1000 263. Jenny 1

228. Adam 1000 264. Bitcombe 1000

229. Phillis 800 265. Sib 800

230. Hannah 500 266. Carotine(Caroline) 200

231. Rose 400 267. John 100

232. Lydia 250 268. Adam 1000

233. Richard 100 269. Molsey 400

234. Jeffery 1000 270. Lucy 400

235. Amy 800 271. Cealy 350

236. Lavinia 300 272. Susannah 250

237. Sammy 250 273. Minty 800

238. Chaeze 1000 274. Jerry 700

17902 18651

Names Underlined: 210. Susan, 212. London, 216. Mary, 221. Rachel, 225.

Harry, 233. Richard, 237. Sammy, 245. Ria, 246. Bristol, 253. Becca, 256.

Phebe, 261. Martha, 272. Susannah

275. Isaac 500 293. Henry 800

276. Bella 450 294. Charles 300

277. Lauretta 350 295. John 100

278. Tenah 150 296. Emma 800

279. Prince 1000 297. Rebecca 800

280. Minna 800 298. James 600

281. Butler 150 299. Taffee 400

282. Rachel 700 300. Edward 200

283. Crecy 600 301. Michael 150

284. Sammy 1000 302. Tilla 400

285. Will 1000 303. John 400

286. Billy 1000 304. Nann 100

287. Fanny 800 305. Ned 1000

288. Nancy 400 306. Eugenia 800

289. Hannah 200 307. Tom 300

290. Billy 150 308. Clara 450

291. Scipio 1000 309. Charlotte 250

292. Patty 800 310. Andrew 150

11,050 8,000

Slaves 310 Total $164,008

Crops of 1861

Cotton 160 Bales

Corn 3600 Bushels

Potatoes 3000 "

Pease 500 "

Fodder 50,000lbs

Perishable property

Cattle 191 hd ea $8 $520

Oxen 11 yoke 7 at 40, 4 at 35 420

Mules 2 250

Carts 13 ca 15 195

Plows lot 30

Gins 56

Flats 3 or more 540

Boats 3 250

Hogs lot 84

Horses 5 300

Furniture 3000

total 5645

Recapitualtion

Negroes 310 $164,008

Perishable property 5,645

Produce 27,800

Total $197,453

Lost by running away

4 Negro men $4000

E 38-54-72-102-122-138

Fripp

State of South Carolina

Richland District

Personally appeared before me John Fripp who upon oath declares that the

within return is a true and correct statement of his losses sustained by

reason of the Island of St. Helena having been abandoned to the Enemy on the

seventh of November A.D. 1861

Name Age Value Name Age Value Name Age Value Name Age Value

Moses 57 500 Miley 4 200 Thomas 9 400 Poebe 50 500

Joan 54 400 Molsy 28 1000 Jennie 46 600 Renty 35 1000

Isaac 23 1000 Isaac 1 50 Lucy 45 800 Dick 28 1000

Abby 21 1000 Peg 56 500 Hettie 10 400 Ann 24 1000

London 21 1000 Isaac 33 1000 Molsy 26 1000 Tom 5 200

Gabriel 18 1000 Jack 32 800 Judy 8 300 Infant 50

Paris 17 1000 Taffy 14 800 Nellie 4 200 Waberee 23 1000

Toney 13 600 Margaret 20 1000 Sallie 2 100 Grace 22 1000

Ned 28 1000 Morris 24 800 Bristol 24 1000 Wake 19 1000

Robbin 29 1000 Sallie 20 1000 Venus 18 800 Justina 17 800

Rinah 30 1000 Adolphus 1 50 Billy 18 800 Sarah 35 1000

Ishmael 11 400 Toby 32 1000 Robert 13 600 Prince 16 800

Ellen 9 400 Eliza 28 1000 William 40 1000 Charles 12 600

Edward 3 100 Jane 15 800 Dido 27 1000 Chloe 8 400

Sue 1 50 Rebecca 13 600 Flora -- 300 Rose 3 200

Sarah 27 1000 Sammy 11 400 Janie 3 200 Lymus 50 800

Rose 4 150 Daphne 30 1000 Lauretta 2 100 Clara 30 1000

Abby 2 100 Laura 15 800 Frank 49 800 Dover 18 1000

Infant 50 Mary 7 300 Miriam 41 300 Adam 11 400

Emma 25 1000 Lizzie 5 200 Catherine 18 800 Flora 12 400

Charlotte 2 100 Henrietta 3 200 Rinah 16 800 Margaret 9 300

Infant 50 London 1 50 Mary 13 600 Manilla 5 300

Moses 27 1000 John 45 1000 Joshua 10 400 Abram 3 200

Santee 11 400 Lily 33 1000 Prophet 7 300 Infant 50

James 9 300 Caroline 17 800 Peter 4 200 Maria 54 500

Sarah 6 300 Della 15 600 Joseph 2 100 Tamar 29 800

Billy 9 400 Rachel 11 500 Janus 48 1000

Emlina 7 300 Sa_____y 5 200 Betsy 40 1000

Will 27 1000 Alfred 2 100 Barbara 15 800

Polly 20 800 Charles 36 1000 Henry 10 400

Infant 50 Letty 32 1000 Billy 5 200

Quash 50 600 Charles 6 200 Paul 1 50

Rosina 38 1000 Maria 4 200 Betsy 40 800

Betty 22 1000 Nancy 3 200 Taff 45 800

Infant 50 Infant 50 Satera 46 800

Lucy 13 500 Molly 52 800 Doll 30 800

Minna 11 400 Venus 26 1000 Isaac 1 50

Elizabeth 7 300 Infant 50 Archy 2 100

Christianna 5 200 Aaron 20 1000 Ann 40 600

Flora 4 200 Henry 18 800 Isaac 54 500

John 2 100 Paul 12 600 Bristol 72 50

Cretia 39 800 Hester 10 400 Jennie 70 25

Isabella 18 800 Emma 32 1000 Susy 60 50

Hercules 15 600 Patsy 22 1000 Jennie 70 50

Paul 5 200 Paul 34 1000

Tenah 3 200 Emanuel 28 1000

Infant 50 Prince 32 1000

Toney 35 1000 Affie 27 800

Jennie 34 1000 Scipio 34 1000

Lasina(?) 17 800 Cato 38 1000

Tony 14 600 Anthony 51 500

Miley 13 600 Venua 48 600

13 horses valued at $800.00 Plantation Utensils

7 mules " " 600.00 4 boats value of $600.00

109 cows " " 1000.00 7 carts " " 200.00

45 sheep " " 150.00 1 S. Engine " " 600.00

40 hogs 200.00 4 flats " " 400.00

200 head of poultry 100.00 Plantation tools 300.00

Household Furniture including a piano $1000.00

LIbrary valued at 2000.00

34000lbs of clean cotton S. I. valued at 14000.00

300 " " " wool " " 100.00

3000 bushels of corn 3000.00

300 " " peas " " 300.00

2000 " " potatoes " " 1000.00

10000 lbs of Fodder " " 1000.00

House and lot in town of Beaufort $6000.00

Sworn to before me the 9th day

of July AD 1863 John Fripp

A. G. Baskin CCP_S

in ___________ _____

State of South Carolina

Richland District

Personally appeared before me Wm. A. Chisolm & Jno A Baker who upon oath declare that the above named John Fripp was the owner of the property descirbed by him above and which is now in possession of the Enemy.

Sworn to before me this 9th day Wm. A. Chisolm

of July AD 1863 Jno. M. Baker

A. G. Baskin Clk CC & GS

in __________ Dpt.

I certify the above named persons to be entitled to full credit viz. Jno M.

Baker & John Fripp & Wm. A. Chisolm Francis Welman Fickling

Jos. Dan'l Pope

Class 3 Filed in Book no 1 July 9/63

Page 20-38-72-102-120-138

Fripp

Return of Jno E. Fripp

Of St. Luke's Parish

of losses by the enemy

Eighteen Negroes &c

1. Bram twentyfour

2. Kate fortyseven

3. Abraham eighteen

4. Duff twelve

5. Prince fifty-five

6. Linus forty eight

7. Silvy forty six

8. John Seventeen

9. Joe twenty two

10. Hannah nineteen

11. Alice two & half

12. & Infant 10 days

13. Hector twenty

14. Ansel thrity six

15. Ben twenty two

16. January twenty ?

17. Sammy seventeen

18. REnty twenty one

one sail boat 34 &5 long 6 ft 5 in wide 800.00

one flat 32 & 5 long 150.00

destroyed by order of Leut. Col. Colcock

Comd Mounted Refmt in Blufton

200 lbs of peas C $1.50 per 100 30.00

7560 " of blades C $2.50 189.00

30 Hogs @ $5 a piece 150.00

Destroyed by our pickets $1319.00

Witness

W. A. Chisolm

F. B. Fripp John E. Fripp

The State of South Carolina

Beaufort District

Personally before me made oath John E. Fripp that the above return is a just and true statement of his losses by reason of the abandonment of St.

Luke's P______ to the enemy

Sworn before me

this 19th day of May 1862 John E. Fripp

A. _ W___________

Fripp

State of South Carolina

Colleton District

Personally appeared before me on oath Ellen Louisa Fripp, who says she is

the widow of Thos. B. Fripp, late of St. Helena Parish: that when the enemy

appeared at Port Royal on the seventh of November A.D. 1861 her husband the

said Thos. B. Fripp was engaged with others of St. Helena Island in

procuring boats and flats wherewith to remove the Confederate forces from

Fort Beauregard, in the event of their being compelled to retreat, and when

the fort was abandoned to the Enemy, their property named with in was lost,

the Island of St. Helena on which was said property, itself having been

abandoned to the Enemy also

Negroes

Names Age Value Name Age Value Name Age Value Name Age Value

Jackson 38 1200 Phillis 2 100 Infant 50 Gilbert 37 800

Janus(?) 28 1200 Infant 500 Sammy 13 600 Hannah 36 1000

Minda 27 1000 Harry 21 1000 Billy 55 800 Binah 14 700

Tenah 10 500 Flora 70 50 Jenny 56 500 Eve 6 300

Judy 8 400 Adam 24 1000 York 27 1000 Gilbert 4 200

January 6 300 Bella 20 1000 Minty 28 1000 Morris 40 1000

Janus 3 200 William 4 200 Larry 5 200 Jonas 20 800

Moses 45 800 Dir(?) 3 200 Kate 3 200 Betsy 18 800

Mary 20 1000 Morris 2 100 Rebecca 8 400 Caroline 17 800

Prince 6 300

9000 lbs cotton 30 cts per lb $2700.00 35 cows $350.00

1500 " " 15 " " " 225.00 2 horses & 1 mule 450.00

12000 " Fodder 1 " " " 120.00 380 bushels of Corn 380.00

100 bushels of Peas 100.00 500 " " Potatoes 250.00

Plantation Utensils including carts, plows, boats, gins $526.00

household furniture, including Piano 750.00

1 Buggy ' 50.00

Sworn to before me this 15th day of July

A.D. 1863

J. S. A. Howell Ellen Louisa Fripp

Magistrate

State of South Carolina

Beaufort District

Personally appeared before me Wm. A. Chisolm who upon oath declares that

the facts as stated above are correct, and that Thomas B. Fripp was really

the owner of the property described in the forgoing instrument of writing

Sworm to and subscribed before me

this 30th day of October Wm. A. Chisolm

Jos. Dan'l Pope

Not. Pub.

Columbia Oct 30th 1863

Mr. Tupper

Dear Sir

I take this opportunity of enclosing you the claim of Mrs. Ellen Louisa

Fripp widow of Thos. B. Fripp She regrets the unavoidable delay in the completion of the papers.

Very Respectfully

Your Obt. Sert.

Wm. A. Chisolm

James Tupper

State Auditor

Fripp

Barnwell Court House March 29th 1862

Schedule of property owned and left in the hands of the enemy by W. O. T. Fripp, Planter of St. Helena Parish Beaufort District on Friday 8th day of Novb 1861.

Schedule A

Set Mahogany bedsteads $ 25.00 1 Set AndIrons Shovel & Tongs

4 sets Maple " " 32.00 Tender Bellows & hearth brush $ 30.00

1 set Beaureau & glass 20.00 Mantle peice ornaments 10.00

1 " " & glass 12.00 Pair of Shades $5.00 Waiters $7.00 12.00

3 Wash stands & Towel holders 8.00 Dining Table & ends 20.00

2 feather Beds 100.00 Extension table 18.00

4 wool mattress 30.00 Side Board $10.00 writing desk $25.00 35.00

3 moss mattress 30.00 3 Settees & Cushions $13 Writing desk $4 19.00

3 Bolsters & 11 pillows 25.00 1 Set AndIrons, tender, shovel & tongs

6.00

4 pair of blanket 25.00 2 Sets " " " " " " 10.00

3 bed quilts 30.00 Library $50.00 /y painted Tables $14.00 64.00

Bed clothing 30.00 Safe & Buffet 15.00

Wardrobe 15.00 2 sets Dish covers 16.00

Goblets Basins & Chambers 15.00 Set Plaited Castors 9.00

Table Linnen including towels 30.00 2 doz. Breakfast & Dinner knoves

8.00

2 carpets & 2 rugs 90.00 Matting $20.00 Oil Cloth $14.00 34.00

2 carpets 30.00 Groceries & Wines 30.00

Crockery including Glass Ware 65.00 Kitchen Utensils 20.00

1 Doz. Caneseat chairs 18.00 Gentlemen's wearing apparel 100.00

2 Cane seat & Back rocking chrs 10.00 Corn mill 10.00

1 Doz. Chairs $12.00, 1286.00

1 Doz. chairs $8.00 20.00 50.00

1236.00

Am't brought forward Summer residence St. Helenaville 500.00

Schedule B 1 S_blez Tent $54.00 Peice Bagging 32.40 86.40

1 Carriage & Harness 250.00 ½ Doz military Caps & Palmettos 11.30

1 Pair of Horses 300.00 46 yds Grey Lattinet(?) for uniforms 46.00

1 Buggy & Harness 140.00 5 doz gilt Palmetto Buttons 7.30

Sulky & Harness 100.00 140 yards yellow worsted Braid 21.00

Pair of mules & 1 horse 325.00 2 Doz small gilt buttons 2.25

Waggon & Harness 100.00 Freight & Drayage on the above .69

3 carts & harness 75.00 67534

5 Yankee Plows 20.00 Schedule D

18 head of stock cattle 90.00 43 Negros 34,400.00

18 Head of improved sheep 45.00 20 Bales of fine cotton 2,800.00

5 Breeding sows 40.00

13 Head of Shotes 40.00

2 bacon Hogs 16.00

Poultry of all kinds 100.00

Pleasure Boat 250.00

Flat $100.00 3 Battues $15.00 115.00

Corn Sheller $9.00

Cotton Whipper 30.00 39.00

6 pair of Cotton Gins 40.00

570 Bushels of Corn 570.00

10000 lbs of fodder 100.00

Schedule C

Dwelling House & Yard buildings 3,500.00

Cotton & Gin House 270.00

Corn House; stable & Carriage House 320.00

Eight framed Negro Houses

with floors & Brick chimneys 800.00 Entered 20-36-54-72-102-120-136

Fripp

State of South Carolina

Beaufort District

Memorandum made this day 29th of Decb. 62 of property seized or destroyed

by the Enemy from the plantation of W. O. T. Fripp on St. Helena Isld; in

the District aforesaid; and in the Village of St. Helena Ville, on the

Island aforesaid - to wit -

The Following slaves - Tom $300.00, Felex $1000.00, Dye $800.00, Foll $350

Jacob $300.00 Abraham $250.00 $3000.00

John $1000.00, Minnah $600.00, Tom $1000.00 Napolean $1000.00

April $1000.00, Clara $400.00 $5000.00

Nanny $800.00, Ceasar $450.00, Nanny $300.00 1550.00

Elie $1000.00, Venus $600.00, Lucy $800.00, Phillis $450.00

Elie $1000.00, Albert $1200.00, Amy $700.00, Byron $600.00, Lam $600.00

6230.00

Bella $600.00, Lucia $300.00 Emma $200.00 1100.00

Bynah $600.00, Dick $1500.00, Joe $1000.00, Daniel $800.00, Lands $500

2400.00

Sarah $1200, Harry 600.00, March $500.00, Will $400.00, Mary $300

Adam $300.00 3300.00

Moses $1000.00; Tamah $1200.00 - Henretta $700.00 Eugenia $200

David $600.00; Marcus $500.00; James $400.00; Catherine $300.00 4900.00

Amount of Personal Property $29500.00

Household furniture including Bedding; Bed Clothes, Glassware and kitchen

utensils 1600.00

1 Carriage; 1 buggy; 1 sulky & Harness for each 550.00

Plows $20.00 - Cattle $90.00 sheep $40.00 Hogs $95.00 Poultry $100.00

345.00

2 mules; 3 horses - Waggon & 3 carts with Harness 1000.00

Pleasure boat $250.00, flat $100.00 Battos $15.00 365.00

Cornshellar $8.00; cotton whipper $35.00, Corn Mill $10.00 53.00

6 cast iron cotton Gins complete 60.00

600 bushels of Corn $600.00, 1500 lbs of Fodder $150.00 750.00

Dwelling House & outbuildings on the plantation 4890.00

Dwelling House & outbuildings at St. Helena Ville 800.00

1 Piece cotton baggin $50.00 - 1 L_blez tent $54.00, Books $30.00

154.00

Family Groceries $75.00 Gents Clothings $100.00 175.00

1900 lbs of fine cotton valued at 1845.00

The valuation of the Negroes, and of the pershible property is just what such property would have brought in the market at that time since then perishable property of all kinds have advanced im prices.

State of South Carolina

Beaufort District

Personally appeared before me

W. E. P. Fripp, who on oath says

the above statement is just and

corrett and that no part thereof W. O. P. Fripp

has been paid either by discount

or otherwise.

Sworn to before me this 18th June 1863

W. J. Kirk

Notary Public

The State of South Carolina

Beaufort Disrtict

I Wm. J. Fickling Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas and General Sessions for Beaufort District in the State aforesaid, do hereby certify that W. J. Kirk, Esq before whom the preceding affidavit was made (an appears by his name in his own handwriting, attesting the same) was at the date thereof a Notary Public for the District aforesaid, who had been duly appointed and qualified and has signed the roll kept according to law in my office.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto

set my hand and seal of Office

this 24th day of June 1863

Wm. J. Fickling

C.C. P Book no 1 pg 20-36-54-72-102-120-136

Fripp

Amount of Loss sustained by J. E. L. Fripp

on his plantation on St. Helena Island

November 7th 1861

56 Negroes (among them 3 prime carpenters) valued at $650 round $36,400

Buildings on plantation 8,000

10 Bales Cotton (crop 1860) = 3000 lbs at 35 cts 1,050

22 Bales cotton (crop 1861) = 6,600 lbs 35 cts 2,310

450 bushels of corn at $1.00 pr Bushel 450

500 Bushels Potatoes at 50 cts pr Bushel 250

100 Bushels of Peas at $1.00 pr Bushel 100

10,000 lbs of Fodder at $10 per 1000 lbs 100

4000 sticks sugar cane at $10 per 1000 40

20 Bushels ground nuts $1 50/100 per Bushel 25

$48,725

Value of Stock on the Plantation

2 Mules at $175 each 350

3

In the records for the restoration of property to the Southerners after the War Between the States, a paper was found in which Daniel J. LaRoche described his plantation known as “New Cut Plantation” containing about 700 acres. He described the land as butting and bounding to the north on Wadmalaw River, to the East on lands of Dr. D.J. Hart (a.k.a. “O.J.” Hart) and Joseph LaRoche; to the South on lands of the late Dr. J.B. Whitridge;[1] and to the West on lands of Joseph LaRoche and R.H. Jenkins. A physical description was included for Daniel J. LaRoche himself. “…has dark complexion, grey hair, dark eyes, 5 feet nine inches high 39 years by profession a planter.”[2]

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[1] J.B. Whitridge was listed on the 1860 S.C. Census, page 371, for Wadmalaw Island. He was 71 years old, and he was born in Rhode Island. His household consisted of Gustavus R. Whitridge, age 31, Alonzo C. Whitridge, age 20, Thomas Whitridge, age 3; and Roland Whitridge, 7/12 or 7 months old. Dr. Whitridge lived next door to George (a merchant) and Amanda Sharlock, ages 51 and 41 respectively. W.H. Seabrook (age 26) and family lived next door to the Sharlocks.

[2] Jane Lindsay Wallace, Senior Thesis, A Short History of New Cut Plantation, page 2. [SC Vertical Files, Charleston County Library.]

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Sources

Source of these documents (from N. Peeples):

The Freedmen papers and Losses Due to the enemy would be considered public records and are held by the South Carolina Archives and The  U.S. National Archives. There is a great deal of interest in the Freedmen papers from a slave perspective and they were not being searched from the plantation owners perspective. In the Freedmen papers there is a section that covers the petitions for the return of lost land. This is not all for SC but most that I could find for the islands from James Island on down to Beaufort. Would like to get the GA. Freedmens records as it is quite possible to find some SC land/families listed in those. There were cross overs in the SC ones to GA. They are available I believe in Atlanta. The Loses Due to the Enemy are in the SC Archives and were filed by families hoping to get repaid for property lost of taken by either Yankee or Confederate. I got the Archives to copy them and then I just transcribed for what seems like forever. There is also a ledger listing many more names held by the SC Historical Society which will not let you copy other than your immediate family. Think they may have recently micro-filmed them but they are not good at sharing. Anyway I hope from all of that you can figure out how to copyright them. I believe that Harland Greene the Librarian of the South Carolina Room at the Charleston Library took some of those same papers to the Beaufort Library.