"Old Village", across from Carr Street
Mount Pleasant, SC
Survey Aug. 1997 to Oct. 1998 by Barry Floore. Submitted 1999.
DIRECTIONS: Cross the Cooper River Bridges (HWY 17) and turn onto Coleman Boulevard (HWY 703), head down that road until you reach Shem Creek. After crossing the bridge, take a right at the split in the road..Whilden / Royall. Continue straight down that road until you reach King Street. Take a right onto King until you come to Carr Street (on the corner should be a pink building called the Darby Building). Take a left onto Carr and the cemetery will be on your left. If you get lost, ask anyone for directions to the Darby Building in the Old Village, that should get you there.
There are 15 gravestones, 2 monuments, and a historical marker in this cemetery. However, in 1884, when the foundations were being laid for the Darby Building (at the time, it was to be the county courthouse for Berkley County), hundreds of unmarked skeletons were found. These unmarked graves were probably patients at the time of the Civil War, when the Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church was the town's hospital.
It was the custom at the time to bury soldiers in large unmarked graves, mainly because it was impossible to identify many of them. The "home made" cement gravestone commemorates these soldiers. All of the graves are in good condition, with the stone of William M. Farabee damaged to the point of having lost information. There is a map that accompanies this information in its published and HTML forms.1. Sacred to the memory of WILLIAM M. Son of S.F. & JOANNA FARABEE who was born Sept. 1st 18-- ----- 2. In memory of Susan A. Daughter of Dr. B.M. and M.D. Brailsford Born Feb. 26 1866 Died April 17 1889 Asleep in Jesus ----- 3. Footstone: A.R. 1814 Headstone: In Memory of Abraham Roach a resident of Columbia S.C. Who died Novr 9th 1814 Aged 49 years You must die ----- 4. Footstone: M.E.S. 1895. Headstone: IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE MIDDLETON ELLIOT SMITH 4th son of S. PORCHER & HENRIETTA A. SMITH Born December 25, 1881 Died February 12, 1895 A place is vacant in our home which never can be filled. ----- 5. Coping: J. J. Williams Headstone: Joseph J. Williams Dec. 3, 1829. March 11, 1889. Sarah J. Williams June 25, 1838. Feb. 24, 1908. ----- 6. Life's labor is over JOSEPH JOHN WILLIAMS Born in Pitt. Co. No. Ca. December 3rd 1829 Died in Mt.Pleasant, S.C. March 11th 1889 Peace to his Ashes. ----- 7. IN MEMORIAM HENRY LAURENS PINCKNEY McCORMICK 1831 FAITHFUL, FEARLESS, JUST AND GENEROUS -AT REST - McCORMICK ----- 8. IN MEMORIAM EMILIE MARION WIFE OF H.L.P. McCORMICK 1841-1900 FAITHFUL, JUST AND GENEROUS -AT REST- McCORMICK ----- 9. CONFEDERATE MONUMENT Side 1: By the united efforts and enduring sacrifices of the Noble women of Mount Pleasant and Charleston. The zealous and tender custodians of the slumbering Heroes of a lost cause. This Monument has been erected as a tribute to our Confederate Dead. 1861-1864. Side 2: Names of those who lie buried Here Side by side with the Soldiers of 1812. ROBT. ASKEW, A. BLACOM, A. BOSWELL, W.T. CASTLEBERRY, J.J. ELLIS, J.E. ELLIOTT, J.B. GLENN, S. HARBIN, S.O KNIGHT, J.L. LIMBERG, W.J. LITTLETON, A.H. MANSEL, G.J. MERRIT, J.F. METZ, W.H. NELSON, NEWTON, J.R. STEVENSON, H.J SIEBRICHT, H. TAYLOR, M.C. WAKEFIELD, CHARLES WARREN. Side 3: Christ Church Parish Contributed to the Death Roll of our Confederacy these gallant Son. Col. C.C. TEW, 2nd N.C.I. Col. T.M. WAGNER, 1st S.C.A. Col B.J. JOHNSON Hampton Legion Col. R.J. JEFFORDS, 5th S.C.C. Major J.M. WHILDEN, 23rd S.C.V. Capt. L.A. WHILDEN, 5th S.C.C. Capt. HAMILTON WARING, 5th S.C.C. Lieut. JAMES ANDERSON, 5th S.C.C. Side 4: B. ANDERSON, G.C. JERVEY, J.C JERVEY, W.C. JERVEY, W.H. RICH, H. ROUX, H. INGLESBY, D.W. MAREE, J. LEOPOLD, D. AYERS, D. TRUESDAL, W.H. TODD, J. CORBEY, J. OWENS, WM. CALVERT, JNO. EADEN, JOHN BAILEY, JAS. SIMONS, J.R. THOMLINSON. ----- 10. HASELL WILKINSON CROUCH Born Sept. 12, 1840, DIED Oct. 28, 1909. ----- 11. [No inscription] ----- 12. WAR OF 1812 MONUMENT Side 1: On the 18th, June 1812 the United States of America declared war against Great Britian. At the first Sound of Trumpet, the Patriot Soldiers who sleep beneath this monument flew to the Standard of Liberty. Here they feel beneath the scythe of Death. The sympathies of the Brave, the tear of the Stranger and the Slow Dirges of the Camp attended them to the Tomb. How sleep the Brave, who sink to rest With all their Country's wishes blests! The Laurel leaf of shining green Will still around their Tomb be seen. Side 2: Sacred to the Memory Sergeants Tilman Goodrich, and Adam C Spencer - Also of David Aarant, William Rutland, John Williams, John A. Placide, Thomas Madden, William McLellan, Henry Kilgore, John Taylor, John Bruce, and Harris Lancaster, Private Soldiers of the 3d Regiment of State Troops. [NOTE: On side 1, the monument does read "Great Britian," not "Great Britain."] ----- 13. Ann Crandall in memory of her husband ADAM CRANDALL who departed this life June 2d 1820, aged 55 years. A Native of Road Iland N.P. Rest in Peace. ----- 14. OUR KATIE Only Daughter of W.M. & K.A. Hale Born June 22nd 1857, Died May 3rd 1872 ----- 15. CATHERIN A. HALE RELICT OF W.M. HALE FEB. 5, 1839 FEB. 8, 1917 ----- 16. AT REST WILLIAM MAULDIN HALE Born in Queen Anne Co. Maryland April 2nd 1834. Died at Mt. Pleasant S.C. March 15th 1891. ----- 17. COLIN FERGUSON HALE of Delaware Died in Mt.Pleasant, S.C. August 1865 Age -- 67 ----- 18. HISTORICAL MONUMENT Side 1: SC WAR OF 1812 ENCAMPMENT On June 18, 1812, the United States declared war against Great Britain. One of the first units to be mustered into service was the Third Regiment of South Carolina Militia, which was stationed at Haddrell's Point, west of here, to aid in the defense of Charleston Harbor. Their barracks stood within the present town limits of Mount Pleasant, and they were equipped with State funds. Erected by United States Daughters of 1812 South Carolina Society 1970. Side 2: SC WAR of 1812 ENCAMPMENT The 1812 monument in this cemetery originally marked a burial plot of the Third Regiment of State troops. The soldiers who were buried there apparently died from disease while stationed at Haddrell's Point, nearby. Before the Civil War, the monument is said to have stood at the corner of Pitt and King Streets. It was moved to this Confederate cemetery for protection from vandalism. Erected by United States Daughters of 1812 South Carolina Society 1970.
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