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Slavery

Charleston District maintained records of bill of sales of negro slaves from 1799 up through the Civil War. These records have been microfilmed: FHL Films 23439-23451.

State Free Negro Capitation Tax Books for the City of Charleston are kept at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Many years between 1811 and 1860 have been microfilmed: FHL Films 2259616-2259617.

Charleston, S.C. Slave Manifests (Inbound) (National Archives at Atlanta)

  • Birnie, C.W. "Education of the Negro in Charleston, South Carolina, Prior to the Civil War," The Journal of Negro History, Vol. 12, No. 1 (Jan. 1927):13-21. Digital version at JSTOR ($).
  • Durden, Robert F. "The Establishment of Calvary Protestant Episcopal Church for Negroes in Charleston," The South Carolina Historical Magazine, Vol. 65, No. 2 (Apr. 1964):63-84. Digital version at JSTOR ($).
  • Laurens, Henry. A South Carolina Protest Against Slavery: Being a Letter from Henry Laurens, Second President of the Continental Congress, to His Son, Colonel John Laurens; Dated Charleston, S. C., August 14th, 1776. Now Published from the Original. New York: G.P. Putnam, 1861. Digital version at Internet Archive.
  • Rumph, Thedoshia Juanita Harvey. Hattie Garrett, Born a Salve [i.e. Slave] in Charleston, S.C. Migrated to and Died Free in Edgefield, S.C. Pemberton, N.J.: T.J.H. Rumph, 1999. FHL Book 929.273 G192r
  • Morgan, Kenneth. "Slave Sales in Colonial Charleston," The English Historical Review, Vol. 113, No. 453 (Sep. 1998), pp. 905-927. Digital version at JSTOR ($).

For a white perspective on the religious education of slaves in Charleston during the final decades before the Civil War, see:

  • Proceedings of the Meeting in Charleston, S.C., May 13-15, 1845, on the Religious Instruction of the Negroes, Together with The Report of the Committee, and the Address to the Public. Charleston, S.C.: B. Jenkins, 1845. Digital version at Google Books.
  • Thornwell, J.H. The Rights and Duties of Masters. A Sermon Preached at the Dedication of a Church, Erected in Charleston, S.C., For the Benefit and Instruction of the Coloured Population. Charleston, S.C.: Steam-Power Press of Walker & James, 1850. Digital version at Google Books.

Free blacks

  • Cole, Jennifer, comp. Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina Black Deaths 1871-89 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002. Available at Ancestry ($).
  • Fitchett, E. Horace. "The Origin and Growth of the Free Negro Population of Charleston, South Carolina," The Journal of Negro History, Vol. 26, No. 4 (Oct. 1941):421-437. Digital version at JSTOR ($).
  • Fitchett, E. Horace. "The Status of the Free Negro in Charleston, South Carolina, and His Descendants in Modern Society: Statement of the Problem," The Journal of Negro History, Vol. 32, No. 4 (Oct. 1947):430-451. Digital version at JSTOR ($).
  • Fitchett, E. Horace. "The Traditions of the Free Negro in Charleston, South Carolina," The Journal of Negro History, Vol. 25, No. 2 (Apr., 1940):139-152.
  • Harris, Robert L. "Charleston's Free Afro-American Elite: The Brown Fellowship Society and the Humane Brotherhood," The South Carolina Historical Magazine, Vol. 82, No. 4 (Oct. 1981):289-310. Digital version at JSTOR ($).
  • Heinegg, Paul. Free African Americans of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland and Delaware. Free online edition. [Includes information about the following pre-1820 Charleston County free black families: Anderson, Baldwin (intro), Bryan, Bunch, Cole, Collins, Cumbo, Deas, Demery, Driggers, Eady, Frost, Garden (see also intro), Gardner, Gibson, Hammond, Holman, Hunt, Jackson, Kersey, Matthews, Miller, Pendarvis, Raper, Rollison, Scott, Taborn, Tann, Webb, Wilson.] 
  • Heinegg, Paul. "'Other Free' Heads of Household in the 1790 South Carolina Census, by County," Free African Americans.com. [Includes free blacks in St. Bartholomew's Parish, St. George's Parish, St. James Santee Parish, St. John's Parish, St. Phillip's and Michael's Parish, and Charleston District.]
  • Kennedy-Haflett, Cynthia. "'Moral Marriage': A Mixed-Race Relationship in Nineteenth-Century Charleston, South Carolina," The South Carolina Historical Magazine, Vol. 97, No. 3 (Jul. 1996):206-226. Digital version at JSTOR ($).

Plantations

Known plantations South Carolina Plantations:

  • Accabee - West Ashley
  • Acorn Hill - Johns Island
  • Adasville - Johns Island
  • Allendale - Wadmalaw Island
  • Anchorage - Wadmalaw Island
  • Andel House
  • Angels-Hoopstick - Johns Island
  • Archfield
  • Ashe - Little Edisto Island
  • Ashley Hall - West Ashley
  • Ashley Hall Gardens
  • Ashley Hill
  • Auld Reekie - Johns Island
  • Back Pen - Johns Island
  • Bailey's Island
  • Baldrick - North Charleston
  • Barings - Parkers Ferry - also called Sandy Point
  • Barnwell House - Parkers Ferry - also called Prospect Hill, Prospect
  • Baynard's Old Place - Edisto Island
  • Bayview
  • Bears Bluff - Wadmalaw Island
  • Belle Grove
  • Belleview - Mt Pleasant
  • Bellevue - McClellanville
  • Belmont - Charleston Neck
  • Belvidere - Charleston Neck
  • Belvidere - Johns Island
  • Belvue Bermuda - Mt Pleasant
  • Bernard - Rantowles
  • Berry Hill - Parkers Ferry
  • Bird Nest - Wadmalaw Island
  • Blacklock - Johns Island
  • Blake's - McClellanville
  • Bleak Hall - Edisto Island
  • Blue House
  • Bluff - West Ashley
  • Bollard - Edisto Island
  • Boone Hall - Mt Pleasant
  • Branford
  • Briars - Johns Island
  • Brick House - Edisto Island
  • Brick House - Johns Island
  • Brooklands - Edisto Island
  • Broom Hall
  • Brownswood
  • Bugby - Wadmalaw Island
  • Bulls Island
  • Bulow - Red Top - also call Savannah
  • Burden's - Johns Island - also called Oakvale
  • Cain Slash - Johns Island
  • California - Johns Island
  • Camp - North Charleston
  • Cane Acre
  • Capers
  • Capes - Johns Island
  • Cassina Point - Edisto Island
  • Cedar Hall
  • Cedar Springs - Johns Island
  • Chaplins - Johns Island
  • Charleston Tea - Wadmalaw Island
  • Cherry Hall
  • Childermas Croft - Charleston Neck
  • Chisolm's - Edisto Island - also called The Launch, Middleton's
  • Clapham - Jacksonboro
  • Clarke - Edisto Island
  • Clayfield - McClellanville
  • Clifton - Willtown
  • Con Bailey
  • Contentment Hall - Johns Island
  • Corn Hill
  • Cottage - Wadmalaw Island
  • Crawford - Edisto Island
  • Creekside - Johns Island
  • Cripps - West Ashley
  • Curtis Hall - Johns Island
  • Cypress Pond
  • Cypress Trees
  • Daniel Island
  • Deer Park - Johns Island
  • Dill's Bluff - James Island
  • Dixie - Hollywood
  • Dixon's Island
  • Doe Hall - McClellanville
  • Drayton Hall - West Ashley
  • Edenvale - Johns Island
  • Edinburgh - Johns Island
  • Egremont - McClellanville
  • Elbow Tavern
  • Eldorado - McClellanville
  • Elm Grove
  • Elms - North Charleston
  • Elmwood
  • Encampment - Parkers Ferry
  • Enterprise
  • Estate of White
  • Exchange - Johns Island
  • Fair Oaks - Johns Island
  • Fairbanks
  • Fairfield - McClellanville
  • Fairlawn
  • Fairview
  • Farmfield - West Ashley
  • Fenwick Hall - Johns Island - also called Headquarters
  • Ferry Field - Johns Island
  • Ferry Tract - West Ashley
  • Fettersea
  • Frampton's Inlet
  • Frogmore - Edisto Island
  • Fuller - West Ashley
  • Garden Lot
  • Good Hope
  • Governor's
  • Governor's Bluff - Edisto Island
  • Green Grove
  • Grove - Adams Run
  • Gun Bluff - Edisto Island
  • Haddrell's
  • Hamilton Hill
  • Hamlin - Mt Pleasant - also called Youghal
  • Hampton - McClellanville - also called Horry
  • Hanahan
  • Hanscome Point - Johns Island
  • Harrietta - McClellanville
  • Hatchman's - Mt Pleasant
  • Hauling Landing
  • Haulover - Seabrook Island
  • Headquarters - Johns Island - also called Fenwick Hall
  • Hermitage
  • Hickory Hill - West Ashley
  • Hickory Hill - North Charleston
  • Hickory Hill - Johns Island
  • Hillsborough - West Ashley
  • Hobcaw - Mt Pleasant
  • Holly Hill
  • Hope - Johns Island
  • Hopkinson - Johns Island
  • Hopton Tract - Mt Pleasant - also called Starvegut Hall, Starve Gut Hall, Wando Plantation, William Hopton
  • Horry - McClellanville - also called Hampton
  • Hurst's - North Charleston
  • Hurtle Grange
  • Hut - Johns Island
  • Indian Field - McClellanville
  • Indian Graves - Johns Island
  • Indigo Point - Charleston
  • Jack Daw Hall - Edisto Island
  • Jane Pritchard Place
  • Jehossee
  • Jenkins Hill
  • Jeremy
  • Katy Hill - Wadmalaw Island
  • Kiawah - Kiawah Island
  • Klinks
  • LaRoche
  • Lassteyrie
  • The Launch - Edisto Island - also called Chisolm's, Middleton's
  • Laurel Bay
  • Laurel Hill - Ravenel
  • Laurel Hill - Edisto Island
  • Laurel Hill - McClellanville
  • Laurel Park
  • Laurels - Johns Island
  • Lawton - James Island
  • Legare's - Johns Island
  • Lem's Bluff - Willtown
  • Lexington - Wando Neck
  • Liberty Hall
  • Liberty Hill
  • Lighthouse Point - James Island
  • Live Oak
  • Long Point - Mt Pleasant
  • Longwood - Johns Island
  • Lords Proprietors
  • Lowndes Grove - Charleston
  • Lynch Grove
  • Mackey
  • Magnolia - West Ashley
  • Magnolia Umbra - Charleston Neck
  • Maham's
  • Malona
  • Marshfield
  • Marshlands - North Charleston
  • Maryville
  • Mathis Ferry
  • McLeod - James Island
  • McQueen
  • Meggett
  • Michaux's Point
  • Middleton Place - Dorchester County
  • Middleton's - Edisto Island - also called Chisolm's, The Launch
  • Midland Park
  • Milady Bush
  • Millbrook
  • Miller Hill - Johns Island
  • Mons Repos - North Charleston
    • Montgomery - McClellanville
  • Morrison
  • Motte House
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Mount Pleasant Cooper
  • Mullet Hall - Johns Island
  • Murray-Gibbes - Johns Island
  • Myrtles - Johns Island
  • Neck - Edisto Island
  • New Cut - Wadmalaw Island
  • New Hope - Adams Run - also called Willtown Bluff, Wilton
  • Oak Grove - North Charleston
  • Oak Grove - Wadmalaw Island
  • Oak Hill
  • Oak Hurst
  • Oak Island - Edisto Island
  • Oak Lawn - Parkers Ferry
  • Oakhart
  • Oakland - Mt Pleasant
  • Oaklands
  • Oaks - Johns Island
  • Oakvale - Johns Island - also called Burden's
  • Ocean View - James Island
  • Old Barn - Johns Island
  • Old Dominion - Edisto Island
  • Old Faber Place
  • Old House - Edisto Island
  • Old Town
  • Orange Hill - Johns Island
  • Owendaw

Palmetto Palmetto Grove - Mt Pleasant Palmetto Plain Palo Alto - McClellanville Panthelion - West Ashley Parkers Peaceful Retreat - Johns Island Peachtree - McClellanville Pepper Dam - also called Windsor Hill Perry Hill - West Ashley Peters Point - Edisto Island Phillips Pickpocket Pierpont - West Ashley Pine Barren - Edisto Island Pine Tree Hill

  • Pine Island
  • Pleasant Bluff
  • Point Comfort
  • Point of Pines - Edisto Island
  • Pointe - McClellanville
  • Porcher's Bluff - Mt Pleasant
  • Prospect - Parkers Ferry - also called Prospect Hill, Barnwell House
  • Prospect Hill - Edisto Island
  • Prospect Hill - Parkers Ferry - also called Barnwell House, Prospect
  • Rabbit Point - Seabrook Island
  • Raccoon Island
  • Racket Hall - Wadmalaw Island
  • Ravens Point - Johns Island
  • Ravenwood - Johns Island
  • Red Bank
  • Retreat - North Charleston
  • Retreat - Johns Island
  • Rice Hope
  • Richlands
  • Rockland - Wadmalaw Island
  • Rocks - Wadmalaw Island
  • Romney - McClellanville
  • Rose Cottage
  • Rosebank - Wadmalaw Island
  • Rosemont
  • Runnymede - West Ashley
  • Rushlands - Johns Island
  • Rush's - Johns Island
  • Russell Creek - Edisto Island
  • Ryedale
  • Saint Pierre's Point
  • Salt Hope
  • Salt Landing
  • Salt Ponds
  • Sams Tract - Johns Island
  • Sandy Hill
  • Sandy Point - Parkers Ferry - also called Barings
  • Sans Souci - Charleston Neck
  • Savage
  • Savannah - Red Top - also call Bulow
  • Saxby - Johns Island
  • Schieveling - West Ashley
  • Scott's Ferry
  • Sea Cloud - Edisto Island
  • Seabrook - Edisto Island
  • Seaside - Edisto Island
  • Seaside Farms
  • Selkirk - Wadmalaw Island
  • Seven Oaks - Johns Island
  • Share Zools - Wadmalaw Island
  • Shargould - Edisto Island
  • Shell House
  • Simmons Bluff
  • Slann Island - Slann Island
  • Smith
  • Snee Farm - Mt Pleasant
  • Sol Legare Land
  • Springfield - West Ashley
  • Springfield - Wambaw Creek
  • St Pierre's Point
  • Staley
  • Stanyarne Hill - Ravenel
  • Starve Gut Hall - Mt Pleasant - also called Starvegut Hall, William Hopton, Hopton Tract, Wando Plantation
  • Starvegut Hall - Mt Pleasant - also called Starve Gut Hall, William Hopton, Hopton Tract, Wando Plantation
  • Stiles Point - James Island
  • Stoke
  • Stone Point
  • Strawberry
  • Strawberry Ferry
  • Stromboli
  • Summit - Adams Run
  • Sunnyside - Edisto Island
  • Swallow's Bluff - Edisto Island
  • Tibwin - Awendaw
  • Tom Seabrook - Edisto Island
  • Tomboli
  • Townsend's Creek
  • Townsends - Johns Island
  • Turquetts - James Island
  • Twihets - James Island
  • Two Cedar - Awendaw
  • Uxbridge
  • Vaucluse - West Ashley
  • Villa
  • Walnut Grove
  • Walnut Hill - Johns Island
  • Wampee - Wadmalaw Island
  • Wando - Cainhoy
  • Wando - Mt Pleasant - also called Starvegut Hall, Starve Gut Hall, William Hopton, Hopton Tract
  • Wappoo Hall - James Island
  • Waterloo - Johns Island
  • Wedge - McClellanville
  • Westpenny - West Ashley
  • Wheelock's - Mt Pleasant
  • White Hall - Johns Island
  • White House - James Island
  • Whooping Island
  • Wide Awake - Hollywood
  • William Gibbes
  • William Hopton - Mt Pleasant - also called Starvegut Hall, Starve Gut Hall, Hopton Tract, Wando Plantation
  • Willow Grove
  • Willtown Bluff - Adams Run - also called New Hope, Wilton
  • Wilton - Adams Run - also called New Hope, Willtown Bluff
  • Windsor - Little Edisto Island
  • Windsor Hill - also called Pepper Dam
  • Woodlands Cooper
  • Woodlands - Johns Island
  • Woodville - McClellanville
  • Wraggs
  • Yantee
  • Yellow House - Wadmalaw Island
  • Youghal - Mt Pleasant - also called Hamlin
  • Youngville

 

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