Florence, South Carolina 2021-10-24 22:49:54 –
Quimby, South Carolina (WBTW) – People gathered at the historic Roseville Plantation to celebrate the 250th anniversary of its construction. The house was once surrounded by a cotton field where more than 100 slaves worked. Three women, both free and slave, presented on the history of plantations and the ancestors who worked there.
“Well, my dad came here in 1986, and the day he saw it was the day he bought it,” Scott Tucker said.
Tucker now owns a Roseville plantation named after the Southern Army roses that grow on the premises. The plantations were owned by the Bacot family leading up to the Civil War.
“My mother never talked about them,” said Vivian Guyton. “She knew her grandfather, but I don’t think she had ever met her.”
Guyton began investigating family history at the age of fifty when he saw Bacot, a statue with his mother’s maiden name.
“My stepmother was in the passenger seat and said,’He’s in your family.'”
She conducted some investigations and found that her great-grandmother, Minerva Kato Brockington, was a slave to Roseville until she was released after the Civil War. She later married Washington Murphy Bacot.
“I was very interested in this and Scott helped me a lot,” Guyton said.
She said Turner brought her with the rest of Bacot’s descendants.
“It was just a joy,” Guyton said. “It’s like meeting the other side of the family.”
She said learning about their shared history and visiting the planes helped her come into contact with her past.
“I find it difficult to explain in words,” Guyton said. “It’s like their spirit or something is there.”
The celebration also included presentations by Anita Clark Karl and Gale Harley Dixon, descendants of the Bacot family.
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