ROSE HILL PLANTATION
Nashville, Nash County, North Carolina
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|PLANTATION NAME:||ROSE HILL PLANTATION|
|ORIGINAL OWNER:||Nathan Boddie (1732-1797) George Boddie (1769-1842)|
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
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.
Will of GEORGE BODDIE, dated Oct. 9, 1841; Probated
Feb. Term 1843, Nash County, Will Book 1, Page 465.
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
Nathan Boddie: A Founder of Nash County;
National Register of
Historical Places ;
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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