John Drayton

  • American

John Drayton was a South Carolina Plantation owner and the father of American Founding Father, William Henry Drayton. John Drayton married four times, including local plantation owners' daughters Sarah Cattell and Rebecca Perry, Charlotta Bull, daughter of South Carolina Royal Governor William Bull, and Scottish born Margaret Glen, the sister of South Carolina Royal Governor James Glen. Drayton's 350-acre Drayton Plantation was the center of his large commercial empire consisting of about 100 different plantations totaling approximately 76,000 acres across South Carolina and Georgia. - AsNotedIn



Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1716/00/00 John Drayton is born in 1715 or early 1716, the youngest of three sons to Thomas Drayton III and Ann Drayton at the family's Magnolia Plantation. Born Magnolia Plantation and Gardens Charleston, SC
1738/00/00 John Drayton buys the plantation and begins construction on Drayton Hall. Probably designed by the owner, the mansion was completed about 1742. Owner Drayton Hall Charleston, SC
1740/12/24 Sarah Cattell Drayton, John Drayton's first wife, is buried at St Andrews Parish. Widower St Andrews Episcopal Church Charleston, SC
1741/11/14 Charlotta Bull (1719-1743) marries John Drayton, his second marriage. Groom
1746/00/00 Some time after 1746, Drayton house is built as a two-story wooden residence for John Drayton on land that had been given to him by his father-in-law, William Bull. Home Drayton Town Home Charleston, SC
1779/00/00 With the British army heading to Drayton Hall, John and his family take what they can and escape. While crossing the west branch of the Cooper River at Strawberry Ferry, John suffers a seizure and dies. He is buried in an unmarked grave. Strawberry Chapel and Childsbury Town Site Moncks Corner
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