Old Stone Cemetery at Landsford, Chester County, SC
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member whamo2p
N 34° 47.335 W 080° 54.057
17S E 509061 N 3849640
Quick Description: This old cemetery fenced in field stone is located in the woods beside Landsford Road, in Chester County, SC. The site is between 1/2 acre and 1 acre in size and is badly overgrown although visitors have made usable paths throughout the cemetery.
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 8/24/2007 1:59:07 PM
Waymark Code: WM22J0
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Jeremy
Views: 128

Long Description:
The oldest readable grave I saw was that of John and Robert Bratton, who died in 1804. The newest grave I saw was that of Elizabeth Melissa Culp Stephenson, who died September 7, 1913. The tombstone of William Simpson, who died at the age of 27,is dated 1777, but I could not tell whether that was the year of his birth or the year of his death.

The site contains many graves too weathered to read, and also contains many unidentified graves marked with uncarved fieldstones. Raw fieldstones were frequently used in this area to mark the graves of early settlers, slaves, and the poor.

Among the people buried here are:
Adkins, Sarah Dunlap, d 01/20/1816
Bigham, Eloner, d 11/25/1810
Bratton, John and Robert, d 07/15/1804
Dunlap, Sarah d 03/03/1811
Johnston, Susanna, d 11/26/1817
Kenmore, Elizabeth Ann, d 04/10/1828
McFadden, Isaac, d 06/24/1854
McMillan, Jeanette W., d 04/28/1883
Patton, John, d. 7/15/1804
Simpson, William, died 1776 ?
Stephenson, Elizabeth Melissa Culp 09/07/1913
Stephenson, Robert G., d 6/11/1910
Earliest Burial: 11/17/1807

Latest Burial: 09/07/1913

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