City Directories and History: Bellbroughton was first the plantation seat of the Broughton family and was so named for a beautiful daughter. The plantation was later owned by William Sabb, whose daughter Elizabeth born here on June 27, 1761, married William Russell Thomson. The plantation later passed to the Darby family when Mary Eugenia Thomson married Dr. Artemus Burnham Darby.
(Information from: Names in South Carolina by C.H. Neuffer, Published by the S.C. Dept. of English, USC)
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