South Carolina Pioneers

Nathaniel Russell of Charleston

Nathaniel Russell, the son of a Chief Justice of Rhode Island, was born 1728 and removed to Charleston ca 1769 where he became one of the wealthiest merchants in the city. He was elected the first president of the New England Society because of he organized a group of Charlestonians of New England origin, and
was popularly known as The King of the Yankees.

Nathaniel Russell House
Nathaniel Russell completed this home in 1808.