Sam Hill Cemetery

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Sam Hill Cemetery

Location
1950 Rutledge Rd.
McClellanville, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Memorials 63 added (98% photographed)

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The cemetery is located on the left side of the main road before leading you into the entrance of the Hampton Plantation Mansion on a small dirt road. It is in the woods mostly covered by trees and fallen debris, the grounds are not maintained, and many graves are no longer visible.

Sam Hill bears the graves of the former enslaved African-Americans of Hampton plantation who died there.Adjoining owned plantations were Jack's Bluff and Wambaw. You are not permitted to visit and it is still an active cemetery for relatives of former slave families.
Every enslaved person had tasks. Evidence discovered during archaeological excavations of Hampton slave cabin sites points to artisan slaves, such as seamstresses, having lived there, house servants, field hands, artisan slaves: blacksmiths, shoemakers, wheelwrights and carpenters.
A number of descendants of Hampton slaves still enjoy hunting and fishing privileges on the plantation and bury their loves ones at Sam Hill, their ancestral cemetery on Hampton’s grounds. (1)

It was Daniel Horry Sr.'s estate to which the slaves were inventoried, 95,(2); the 600 acre plantation he purchased from his brother-in-law Anthony Bonneau in 1762.
His son who inherited the land after his death in 1758, Daniel Huger Horry Jr. married Harriott Pinckney, daughter of Eliza Lucas Pinckney. It was who they began Hampton plantation,1768 (1).
After Daniel Horry Jr.’s death to bilious fever in 1775, Hampton Plantation was managed by Harriott and her mother, Eliza. Archibald, Rutledge was the last member of his family to own Hampton Plantation, he died in 1973 and is buried in his family plot near the mansion.(1) Also known as "Rutledge Burial Site" at Hampton Plantation State Park.
Sources:
(1)Hampton Plantation Plantation dates back to the Revolution By Elizabeth Robertson Huntsinger
(2) Charleston Inventories and Estates bk B (1787-1793) p 38-32; Daniel Horry)
(3) Please observe photo of Archibald Rutledge's descriptions from his book "Tom and I on the Old Plantation" for more detailed info.

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GPS Coordinates: 33.19876, -79.43761

  • Added: 9 Oct 2017
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