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Magnolia Plantation

Location: Charleston, SC
Constructed: 1676

History: Thomas Drayton, Jr. chose the new and raw Carolina colony in preference to the older and better established British communities then existing in the Caribbean, Virginia, and Massachusetts. During this same time, Stephen Fox, another Barbadian, also settled in "Charles Towne". There he acquired a tract of land along the Ashley River, which was later named Magnolia Plantation. The marriage of Thomas Drayton, Jr. to Stephen Foxís daughter, Ann, resulted in Foxís becoming the first in a direct line of Magnolia Plantationís family ownership that has extended through 320 years.

Associated Surnames: Drayton

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