Monday, April 11, 2016

Prisoners taken to St. Augustine, Florida - Berkeley Co. SC Genealogy -

Prisoners taken to St. Augustine, Florida
By Jeannette Holland Austin 
Jeannette Holland Austin
South Carolina patriots and French allies were taken to St. Augustine, Florida as prisoners of war. Three of the brave signers of the Declaration of Independence were from Charleston and included the persons of: Thomas Heyward, Jr., Arthur Middleton and Edward Rutledge. They were held until the end of 1780. 

Prisoners during Revolutionary War

Goose Creek
By Jeannette Holland Austin

Goose CreekSettlement of Goose Creek began ca 1671 with planters from Barbados bringing slave labor into the area. Some of the notable Goose Creek Plantations included Medway, Yeamans Hall, Windsor Hill, The Elms, Otranto, Martindales, The Oaks,Crowfield, Liberty Hall, Howe Hall and Brick Hope.

The Oaks Plantation
The Oaks Plantation 

The Oaks Plantation
The Elms Plantation 

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