Names of some of those buried in the State Hospital Cemetery on Sligh Avenue in Columbia.

The city of Columbia has built a golf course over these unmarked graves. The list was published in the local paper , Free Times , in an article by Jason Cato. It is unknown how many indigent patients were buried here from the early 1900's through the 1930's . Two hundred and ten graves are confirmed , including thirty-seven graves which were moved to this cemetery in 1983 from an area below Randolph Cemetery in Columbia. One source states there could be as many as 1,400 burials in this cemetery. Most of the dead are believed to be African-Americans and are not necessarily residents of Richland County.

PEOPLE BURIED UNDER GOLF COURSE

January 1915

Clark Hodges , age 12

Grace Jamison , age 38

Ella Hicks , age 30

James McDowell , age 27

Mahala Wilson , age 39

Jessie Ward , age 45

Snowden Patterson , age 50

Katie Crosby age 25

Georgeanna Carter , age 52

Nick Croswell , age 32

Jessie McDonald , age 36

Millie Berry , age 72

Malvina Bradley , age 34

Silas Toney , age 71

Simon Ellis , age unknown

Alexander Weatherborn , age 52

Ralph Jackson , age 55

Frederick Warren , age 15

January 1916

Sam Wilson , age 22

Anna Richardson , age 33

Bella Taylor , age 71

Lewis Williams , age 49

Katie Gibson , age 22

Jennie Simmons , age 48

Henry Hardy , age 31

Moses Lea , age unknown

Andrew Littlejohn , age 45

Adam Gordon , age 70

James Worthy , age 28

Val Gonse , age 47

Mary Singleton , age 40

Cal Kinard , age 40

February 1916

Martha Ann Davis , age 31

William Rutherford , age 60

Jesse Moon , age 60

Sam Edwards , age 60

Martha Nelson , age 33

Sarah Jimmerson , age 39

Arthur Walton , age 17

Clifford Polite , age 55

John Mundy , age 70

Charlie Johnson , age 35

Racheal Ferguson , age 35

Harrison Johnson , age 39

March 1916

Cornelia Lance , age 26

Robert Keith , age 29

Ellen Wells , age 35

Middleton Holmes , age 39

William Thompson , age 20

Salina Clark , age 80

Sam Hampton , age 55

William Joseph Hawthorne , less than 1

Lewis Phoenix , age 65

John Williams , age 29

General Dalrymple , age 45

Will Anders , age 15

Mary Coker , age 80

Bill Springs , age 78

Isabella Rice , age 28

General Jackson , age 65

Mamie Mitchell , age 60

April 1916

Josephine Gardner , age 26

Remus Berry , age 66

Flora Jackson , age 40

Sophie Daniels , age 55

Laura Williams , age 56

Mamie Rice , age 36

Robert Massey , age 47

Anthony Jackson , age 60

Anthony Rivers , age 54

Florence Frank , age 50

Etta Youngblood , age 28

May 1916

John Dice , age 40

Ellen Garwin , age 23

Jane Hamer or Smith , age 75

Kylen Jones , age 50

Albert Tribble , age 13

Millie Felder , age 50

June 1916

Izora DuBois , age 18

William Hunter , age 41

Rosa Roseborough , age 25

Nancy Rose , age 35

Pearl Butler , age 23

Infant of Pearl Butler , age 1 hour

Rosa Jones , age 40

Minerva Lewis , age unknown

July 1916

Carrie Miller , age 34

Derrill Haigler , age 68

Essie Callahan , age 28

Susie Adams , age 29

Mary Mmartin , age 35

Emma Broom , age 36

Susan Bradley , age 14

John Cantey , age 60

David Sanders , age 60

Maria Williams , age 62

August 1916

Lula Maxwell , age 24

Robert Bartley , age 67

Hattie Roberts , age 40

Austin Watson , age 70

Frank Stirting , age 22

Phillip Jeffries , age 70

Sharper Bing , age 70

Sephia Shaw , age unknown

Sam McCullum , age 36

Lula White , age 23

September 1916

July Gadsden , age 64

Leilla Finklea , age 38

Simon Gray , age 70

Thomas Smith , age 75

Sam Dove , age 47

Laura Thomas , age 50

Inez Gaillard , age 24

Boyd Robertson , age 31

Grace Ben , age 24

Mary Hubbard , age 69

Lizzie Mouzon , age 71

Minnie Lee McDaniel , age 25

James W. Suten , age 58

October 1916

Bella Mazyck , age 45

Thomas Stevenson , age 22

Dennis Miller , age 75

Racheal Littles , age 18

James Edwards , age 30

Jack Saratt , age 65

Luke White , age 34

Richard Grant , age 50

Lavenia Davis , age 50

November 1916

Abram Small , age 40

Daniel Thompson , age 70

James Cooper , age 23

Ed Wilkins , age 35

Lizzie Hill , age 80

Lorn Clinton , age 60

Demps Maldren , age 85

Pierce Miles , age 56

Harriett Evans , age 49

Shephen Furman , age 50

Mack Cheeks , age 61

Benjamin Esau , age 65

Jim Smith , age 55

December 1916

John Henry Hightower , age 36

Victoria Massey , age 60

George W. Riley , age 62

Milledge Richardson , age 55

Dave Boozer , age 43

Francis Culp , age 35

Charity Wheller , age 38

Wade Allen , age 23

Emma Davis , age 45

Sarah Ford , age 39

Thomas Prothro , age 52

Abe Eaddey , age 45

January 1919

Wukkuan Snowden , age 37

Cely Walker , age 70

Lavinia James , age 23

Louisa chester , age 36

Arthur Ferguson , age 19

Eliza Thoms , age 19

John Davis , age 73

Dessie James , age 45

John Woody , age 42

January 1922

Anthony Patterson , age 70

Jake Chappel , age 72

Mary Ann Ware , age 33

Peter Grisley , age 65

Edmund Jones , age 45

Arthur Ware , age 13

Wallace Nesbitt , age 67

January 1923

Frank Minter , age 66

Mary Hill , age 24

Butler Morris , age 65

Aaron Anthony , age 53

Archie Sanderson - cert of death # 19890 reg #547, Archie Sanderson, died while at the state hosiptal 12/25/1922 and was buried in the Asylum Cemetery 12/29/1922.  Contributed by great granddaughter Suzy Bloom 19 Jan. 2009

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