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Belle Isle Plantation

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Location: Pineville, Berkeley, South Carolina, United Statesmap
Surnames/tags: Ball Slavery
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Index of Ball Plantations

Index of Plantations



When John Ball, Sr. bought it, Belle Isle was an 1100 acre plot on an island near the city of Georgetown.


John Coming Ball (1760-1817)
John Ball, Jr (1819) apparently bought it from his father for $20,000
Richard Henry Lowndes


Number of slaves – 44 in 1817 [1]


(Research the sources on this site: https://south-carolina-plantations.com/georgetown/belle-isle-cat-island.html)

Early 1800's – John Ball Sr acquired the plantation.
1817 – John Ball Sr died and a slave inventory of his Belle Isle Plantation was made. Ball's will declared all his land holdings and most of the slaves were to be sold.
Circa 1819 – John Ball Jr. purchased the plantation for $20,000.
1820 US Federal Census Slave Schedule: John Ball in Christ Church, Charleston, South Carolina, owns 441 slaves.
1843 – John Ball Jr. passed away.
After 1843 – Richard Henry Lowndes acquired the plantation.


  1. *https://south-carolina-plantations.com/georgetown/belle-isle-cat-island.html

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