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ROSE HILL PLANTATION

Nashville, Nash County, North Carolina

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PLANTATION NAME: ROSE HILL PLANTATION
ASSOCIATED LINK(s):  
ORIGINAL OWNER: Nathan Boddie (1732-1797) George Boddie (1769-1842)
BUILT: early 1800's
ASSOCIATED SURNAMES: Boddie
HISTORY:

Rose Hill Plantation is said to have been constructed by one of the founders of Nash County, North Carolina, Nathan Boddie, for his son George. It evidently dates from the late eighteenth or more likely the early nineteenth century. George owned the property between 1797 and 1842 and was a prominent landowner and an influential political figure in Nash County. When George Boddie died in December 1842, he left a plantation of several thousand acres and more than 50 slaves. His will bequeathed his homeplace and most of his plantation to his wife Lucy "until my son Nicholas W. Boddie arrives to the age of Twenty one years..." or upon the death of his mother. Nicholas William Boddie, b. August 25, 1825, George's son was probably responsible for the large Victorian style section erected in the late nineteenth century. He seems to have lived in Georgia for some years, and while there married Louisiana Crudup in December 5, 1850. He returned to North Carolina a few years later and took his family to live at Rose Hill. Rose Hill has been owned and occupied by the Boddie family for nearly one hundred and fifty years and today the family has returned to renew their commitment to their ancestral home.
 

SLAVE POPULATION:

In 1790, Nathan Boddie had 40 Slaves; George Boddie had 5 Slaves. In 1840, George Boddie had 82 Slaves. In 1860, Nicholas W. Boddie, had 27 Slaves occupying 6 slavehouses.

Will of NATHAN BODDIE, dated April 2, 1797; Probated Feb. Term 1798. Nash Co. Will Book 1, Page 117.
To Daughter TEMPERANCE, man ARCHER

To Daughter BETSY, boy named MARICA

To Daughter MOURNING, Yellow HANNAH & all her children;
JUDE & all her children; man LUKE; boy JACOB; girl ALSEY

 

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Will of GEORGE BODDIE, dated Oct. 9, 1841; Probated Feb. Term 1843, Nash County, Will Book 1, Page 465.
Names of Slaves abstracted:
To daughter LUCY MOORE, FANCY & her 2 children

To daughter TEMPERANCE ANN YANCY, woman MILL FRONE & her 5 children CAROLINE, FLETCHER, WATSON, SOFINE & CLARK; also boy named WASHINGTON; 2 women BETSEY & NIECY

To daughter CATHARINE BELL, woman AILSEY & her children VINEY & CRENSHAW

To son VANRANSALDER BODDIE:
PHERIBE
JERRY
ROWINA
MALVINA
BARBARY
LINDA
MARIAH
JOHN
TURNER
WILLIE
SCIP
ADAM
NANCE
REDMON
plus all of the young children they have with them

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1843 Inventory of Slaves taken by B. F. MOORE, Executor
FANNY & child JERRY (JUDY?)
WINNEY
RICHARD
MILLY
SAUL (young)
VICY
BEAUTY
BARBARA
SIMON (old)
VIOLET (old)
VIOLET (young)
PAT
FULLER
MINGO
RACHAEL
LEONARD
SAUDERS
SAUL (old)
RACHAEL (old)
FRONY & child DOCTOR
NEVERSON
DENNIS
ROBERT
LANY (or LARRY)
JIM
JONAS
AMY
Old FANNY
FULLER (old)
LEROY
MARY HILLMAN
BRANDY
LINDON
DORCAS & child JACOB
MAJOR
CEALY
GUSSY
BENJAMIN
ALFRED
SILVY
DANIEL
OLIFF & child JERRY
LEONA (or GLORIA?)
JUDA
HORRACE
FRANCIS
DAVY
HENDERSON
LINDON (old)
LYDIA (old)
NED (old)

 

RESEARCH NOTES:

I have a little info from a book called "Seventeenth Century Isle of Wight County Virginia " by John Bennett Boddie . On page 363 it states that the plantation was owned by Nathan Boddie. He died 7 December 1797 and is buried on the property. According to the book, the plantation was still occupied by his decendants in 1938 - namely, a lady named Anna Boddie Bunn. I am related to the Boddies. I am a member of DAR, and my revolutionary war ancestor is John Boddie, who (if I recall correctly) was Nathan Boddie's uncle. Submitted by Donna Sutton

 

MISCELLANEOUS: Nathan Boddie: A Founder of Nash County; National Register of Historical Places ; Rose Hill Plantation; Lineage Society, NSDAR: Descendants of Nathan Boddie ; Nathan Boddie & Chloe Crudup Descendants; Will of Nathan Boddie, WB 1, Pg.117; Will & Estate of George Boddie, WB 1, Pg. 465.
(All abstracts by D. Williams)

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