This is the diary of Henry Ravenel (1729-1785); Ren?? Ravenel 1st (1762-1822); and Henry Ravenel (1790-1867) concerning the years 1731-1860. It covers subjects such as births and deaths of family and slaves; illness; finances; farming rice, corn and indigo; slavery; weather observations; the American Revolution; and building projects. A span of 54 blank pages in the middle of the document is represented by a single image. Further, the latter half of the document appears flipped 90 degrees in the original document but has been rotated for easier online viewing.
187 acres of land laid out for Walter Izard in Berkeley County butting and bounding North and West on lands of Francis Varnod, South on Thomas Waring lands and East on George Boons land. Names associated with this plat are Francis Varnod, Thomas Waring, Joseph Boone, Walter Izard, James St. John, and Robert Johnson. Notable geographic locations include St. George's Parish, Dorchester and Berkeley County.
Plat includes Langley Branch Road going through plat as well as a road. Plat consists of 200 acres. Names associated with this plat are Mary Manlt, William Manlt, William Postell, Patrick Neel, Ralph Izard, Thomas Clark, A. Darby, Amoldus Vanderhorst, Margaret Manlt and W.S. Smith. Notable geographic locations include St. George’s Parish, Langley Branch, Cypress Road, Dorchester, Cypress Swamp, and Charleston District.
Plat includes 500 acres on the Cypress Swamp. Names associated with this plat are James Sanders, Matthew Nelson, William Abraham, Abraham Sanders, and Samuel Sanders. Notable geographic locations include St George’s Parish, Cypress Swamp, Dorchester, and Thorntree Swamp.
Sketch of lots near Dorchester now belonging to James Kennedy. Names associated with this plat are James Kennedy, Thomas Droger, John Dawson, M. Strom, J.H. Strom, J. Johnson, and J. Nilson. Notable geographic locations include Dorchester, St. George's Parish and Broad Road.