John Broxton was born October 16, 1734 in St. Stephens Parrish, Cecil, Maryland, and died May 20, 1791 in St. Bartholomew Parrish, Colleton District, South Carolina. He married Anna Mariea (Mayr) Varn, who had been born December 16, 1733 in Germany. Mary died June 18, 1807. Both John and Mary are buried in the plantation cemetery, Broxton Bridge Plantation. The plantation is owned by
descendants of this couple.
A Civil War battle took place on the southern end of the plantation. In February 1865, the northern army was en route from Savannah to Colombia, and the battles at Broxton Bridge and Rivers Bridge on the Salkehatchie River were the last big defensive efforts for the Confederates before the battle at Columbia, South Carolina.
View of the Pond
View of the Interior
View from the Porch
Photographs and information contributed by Winnette Stinson (descendant of Nancy Broxton).
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