June 4, 1863 Plantation of Joseph Baynard burned down during Union attack on
Cyrus Garvin becomes a registered voter and his name can be found in the Beaufort, SC 1868 Voter Registration –Bluffton Precinct list.
February 27, 1868, Cyrus Garvin submits an application to be appointed employer over 26 Freedmen on Montpelier Plantation with approval of Ephraim M. Baynard – owner of the plantation.
Census records Cyrus Garvin as a 49 year old farmer, with 41 year old wife Ellie and
twelve year old son, Issac. At this time he owns real estate valued at $250.
Now known as Cyrus “Garvey” he deeds land, which he bought from Dr. Paul Pritchard, and an edifice to St. Matthews Baptist Church Trustees.
Cyrus Garvin likely builds current structure on land once belonging to Joseph
Census –Cyrus Garvin listed as 60 years old man with wife Ellen, son Isaac,
daughter-in-law Jenny, and grandson Paul.
Cyrus Garvin is recorded as residing in Bluffton, but likely dies within the next year.
State of South Carolina grants Cyrus Garvin property formerly owned by Joseph
Title of property transferred to son, Isaac Garvin.
Title of property transferred to son of Isaac Garvin, Paul Garvin.
Property transferred to John Samuel Graves III.
Property owned by Bluffton Oyster Cooperative.
Property transferred to Bluffton Oyster Company.
Property acquired by Beaufort County Land Trust.
Beaufort County entered into a partnership with the Town of Bluffton to share in
maintaining Oyster Factory Park and its resources.
Beaufort County and Town of Bluffton stabilize the Garvin House.
Beaufort County and Town of Bluffton initiated Structural Plan and Updated Preservation Plan for the Garvin House.
Restoration process commenced using Grants from Departmentof Parks, Recreation and Tourism and Department of the Interiorand Historic Preservation. The Town now maintains Oyster Factory Park.
Restoration work completed and The Garvin House will soon be open to the public.