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Eliza Lucas

Eliza Lucas Pinckney (c. 1722-1793) was the daughter of Lieut.-Colonel George Lucas of the British army, who about 1738 removed from Antigua to South Carolina, where he acquired several plantations. He was almost immediately recalled to Antigua, and his daughter undertook the management of the plantations with conspicuous success. She is said to have been the first to introduce into South Carolina (and into continental North America) the cultivation and manufacture of indigo, and she also imported silkworms. In 1753 she presented to the Princess of Wales a dress made of silk from her plantations. She was married to Charles Pinckney in 1744. She is the mother of Charles Cotesworth Pinckney.

adapted from 1911 encyclopedia