Gail Newton, Chapter Regent
The Eliza Lucas Pinckney Chapter, NSDAR, is one of the newest chapters in South Carolina and was organized October 8, 2005.
The chapter was named for Eliza
Lucas Pinckney. She was running three of her father's lowcountry
plantations at the age of 17. She was extremely successful in her
cultivation of indigo. Eliza married Charles Pinckney, Chief Justice of
the Province. They had three living children. One son passed
away. The children were Charles Cotesworth, Thomas, and Harriet.
After her marriage, Eliza continued her experiments with hemp and flax and
revived the silk culture in the lowcountry. After her husband's death,
she managed several plantations and Charles Towne properties. Both of
her sons became national figures. Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, who was
a general in the Revolutionary War and a signer of the U.S. Constitution, and
Thomas Pinckney, also a Revolutionary War officer, later a general, and the
U.S. Minister to Spain and Great Britain. Eliza died in 1793 in
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Last Updated February 5, 2013