SANKOFA'S SLAVERY DATA COLLECTION

Texas Plantation

Location: Dorchester Co., SC
Constructed: ----

History: David Gavin was born November 15, 1811 in St. George's Parish, Colleton District, South Carolina, the first of four sons born to John Gavin of Lower Orangeburg District,  and Anne Hughes (Hughs) of St. George's Parish.  He lived most of his life in St. George, South Carolina, where he was an attorney by profession and farmed (Texas Plantation).  He died  January 17, 1874, and, along with other family members,  is buried at Buck Springs Plantation. Although he never had a family of his own, David Gavin managed the estates and properties of his three brothers and was involved in the lives of their children.

Associated Surnames: Gavin, Grimes, Pride

Associated Plantations: Buck Springs Plantation (Dorchester Co., SC)


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1843: Slaves of David Gavin (mentioned in his diary)
From the Diary of David Gavin of St. Georges Parish, SC, 1855-1874. Extracted by Pat Sabin.

1855-1865: Slaves of David Gavin (mentioned in his diary, 1855-1860's)
From the Diary of David Gavin of St. Georges Parish, SC, 1855-1874. Extracted by Pat Sabin.

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