Genealogy of Enslaved Communities on Drayton Family Plantations: A Research Project Sponsored by the Magnolia Plantation Foundation of Charleston, SC

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Walterboro, Colleton, South Carolina, United States
Hilton Head Island, Beaufort, South Carolina, United States
Georgetown, South Carolina, United States
Flat Rock, Henderson, North Carolina, United States
St. Augustine, St. Johns, Florida, United States
Brazoria, Texas, United States
Barbados


In the first-ever project of its kind, members of a former slaveholding family and descendants of those they once enslaved have come together to rediscover their shared history.

The Magnolia Plantation Foundation of Charleston, South Carolina is sponsoring genealogical research to rediscover the names, family relationships and life stories of enslaved Africans and African Americans on Drayton Family plantations in Barbados and the United States.

The Drayton and associated Grimke families owned plantations in Barbados; Charleston, South Carolina; Hilton Head and Kiawah Islands, South Carolina; St. Augustine, Florida and Brazoria, Texas.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation and Drayton Hall Plantation of Charleston, South Carolina, holders of the Drayton family papers, are major partners in this research, conducted by the University of South Florida Africana Heritage Project.

Dallan Quass and the folks right here at WeRelate, the world's largest genealogy wiki, are major Internet partners in the project. They have customized WeRelate with features and categories which make sense for African American genealogy and slave genealogy research.

If your family has ties to Drayton and Grimke family plantations and you would like to join this historic research, we would love to hear from you. We would also like to hear from genealogists and historians who have documents to share which name Drayton family slaves. We welcome your participation and will gratefully acknowledge your contributions! You can write to us at info@africanaheritage.com.

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Families with Roots on Drayton Family Plantations

You may follow the links below to view individual family lineages.

Bailey

Bailey, Samuel and Elizabeth Bennett

Bennett

Bennett, Adam and Hannah

Bennett, Elizabeth and Samuel Bailey

Bennett, Ezekiel and Lula Davis

Bennett, Gabriel and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Campbell

Bennett, Isaac and Hettie

Bennett, Mabel and Henry Payne

Bennett, Susan and Lingard Davis

Bennett, Susan and Benjamin Haddock

Bennett, Viola and Sandy Ladson

Bowen/Bowens

Bowens, Caesar and Ellen (Ella)

Bowens, Catherine and Friday Johnson

Bowens, Joseph and Florence

Bowens, Caesar and Ellen (Ella)

Brown

Brown, John and Anna Johnson

Campbell

Campbell, Elizabeth (Lizzie) and Gabriel Bennett

Davis

Davis, Lingard and Susan Bennett

Davis, Lula and Ezkiel Bennett

Davis, York and Unknown

Drayton

Drayton, William and Jane

Forten

Forten, Charlotte and Francis Grimke

Grimke

Grimke, Archibald and Sarah Stanley

Grimke, Frances and Charlotte Forten

Grimke, Henry and Nancy Weston

Haddock

Haddock, Benjamin and Susan Bennett

Johnson

Adam and Hagar (Enslaved)

April and Mary (Enslaved)

Johnson, Anna and John Brown

Johnson, Dolly and Toby

Johnson, Friday and Catherine Bowens

Johnson, Friday and Eliza

Johnson, Friday and Patsey

Johnson, Willis and Rebecca Singleton

Ladson

Ladson, Sandy and Viola Bennett

Leach

Leach, Ephraim and Isabella

Leach, Willie and Nancy Myers Taylor

Maxwell

Maxwell, Tim and Susan

Myers

Myers, Joe and Betsy

Payne

Payne, Henry and Mable Bennett

Pringle

Pringle, King S. (Kingsale) and Bella

Pringle, Renty and Susan

Sheppard

Shepperd, Florence, William and Charles (Step Children of York Davis)

Singleton

Singleton, Maria and Unknown

Singleton, Rebecca and Willis Johnson

Smith

Smith, Amos and Ida

Stanley

Stanley, Sarah and Archibald Grimke

Taylor

Taylor, Nancy Myers and Willie Leach

Ulin/Eulen

Ulin, Samuel and Norah

Walker

Walker, Cudjoe and Die

Walker, Simon and Dolly

Washington

Washington, Stephen and Violet

Weston

Weston, Joe and Rebecca

Weston, Nancy and Henry Grimke

Weston, Stephen and Hannah

Wilson

Wilson, Ellen and Lawrence

Every-Name Page

You may also follow the link below to view every page we have built in connection with this research:

Category:Drayton Family Slave Genealogy

Further Reading

You may read more about this research by following the links below:

Magnolia Plantation Foundation of Charleston, SC to Sponsor Lowcountry Africana Website Internet Archive of Plantation, Slave Records

Insight Into Slave History: Project Will Put Names With Faces By Brian Hicks, The Charleston Post and Courier

To learn more about Magnolia Plantation and Drayton Hall Plantation, please follow the links below:

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

Drayton Hall Plantation