Manuscript Collection

Walnut Grove Plantation History - Accession 418 - M164 (205)

Title

Walnut Grove Plantation History - Accession 418 - M164 (205)

Files

Identifier

Accession 418 - M164 (205)

Inclusive Dates

1961

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

22 pieces

Language

English

Historical Note

"Charles & Mary Moore established the [Walnut Grove Plantation] c. 1767. They raised ten children in the house they built and lived in for 40 years. Mr. Moore relied on a dozen enslaved African Americans and his own large family to work his sizable farm. During the Revolutionary War, the Moores, including daughter Margaret Barry, supported the Patriot cause. Local militia mustered at Walnut Grove prior to the Battle of Cowpens. Loyalist William "Bloody Bill" Cunningham raided the plantation in November 1781 and killed a Patriot soldier sheltered by the Moores."

Scope and Content Note

The Walnut Grove Plantation History consists of a history and a will pertaining to the Charles Moore family of Walnut Grove Plantation, together with a 1925 map of Spartanburg County, South Carolina. There is genealogical information pertaining to the Moore and Barry family for the years 1736 to 1860.

Provenance

The Walnut Grove Plantation History was given to the Archives by Mr. and Mrs. Malec Cerney on July 30, 1981.

Copyright

For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Walnut Grove Plantation History - Accession 418 - M164 (205)

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