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Mizpah Methodist Church
The cemetery at Mizpah Methodist Church is located in present day Bamberg County. It is the only building left from the old town of Buford's Bridge. The current church building dates from about 1851. The church and cemetery are located just of Hwy #301 less about a mile north of the Salkehatchie River. This survey was taken December 29, 1997 by Lem Lancaster.

Odom, Luther Alexander  9-14-1906  6-30-1990
Kirkland, Ione Toney  10-1-1909   5-28-1996
Kearse Jr., William H.  6-26-1956  6-29-1956
Kearse, Lilla Von Etta Smoak   3-31-1919  4-6-1997
Kearse Jr., Henry Homer  10-20-1910  4-26-1963
Kearse III, H. H. "Buzzy"  1-17-1939  6-24-1990
Mallory, Sarah Alexa  9-30-1929  1-5-1988  Wife of  William S. Hilliard
Barker, Dennis   3-17-1897  1-25-1981
Barker, Cleo Kearse  10-2-1899  ---
Zeigler, Ellen Neeley  6-26-1918   2-17-1938
Neeley, Jessie Gardner  8-6-1890  1-14-1971
Neeley, Atticus Hagood  1-15-1876  1-14-1955
Milhous, Addie Lee  8-17-1909  2-19-1996
Milhous, John Grigsby  1-1-1903  6-13-1992
Milhous, Larina Toole  4-20-1905  9-21-1996
Milhous, Madison Neeley  6-22-1918  3-19-1993
Milhous Sr., Erving Glenn  11-6-1875   6-8-1941
Milhous, Minnie Neeley  1-15-1876  2-25-1961
Milhous, Mary Wright   8-21-1904  12-6-1933
Johns Sr.,  Dalma  Breeland  7-22-1908  10-24-1975
Johns, Gladys Creech  3-3-1910  5-17-1954
Goodwin, Zelma Rizer 10-30-1894  9-15-1961
Goodwin, R. Fair  12-2-1888  4-19-1953
Smith, Rev. Gobe 9-17-1889  12-15-1950
Graham, Minette   ------           12-6-1955  Wife of Rev. Gobe Smith
Smith, Frances Minette  4-16-1915  9-17-1990
Lemmon, Georgia Hoover  1-22-1928   9-10-1973
Wright, Shelley  6-13-1892  4-3-1972
Switzerland, Joseph Felder  12-27-1897  12-6-1953 Pfc. 1201 Service Unit WWII
Seabrook, Holland Kennedy  11-24-1915  3-5-1995 US Navy WWII
Kearse, Sarah Elizabeth  9-18-1920    ---- Wife of Holland K Seabrook
Kearse, Robert E.  8-27-1917  5-20-1972  Pfc. 362 Harcft Co. TC. WWII
Kearse, Roberta Roscoe  10-22-1894  8-9-1971
Kearse, Ruth H.    9-9-1895   11-17-1949
Kearse, Ila Mae 6-1-1890   11-30-1980
Everett, Sarah C.  2-22-1874   7-17-1949
Kearse, George V.   9-9-1916  3-25-1990
Hartzog, Leighton A.  M.D.   9-7-1884   10-19-1967
Rizer, Lucille  8-8-1893   9-7-1937 Wife of Leighton Hartzog
Hartzog, Franklin Rizer  3-15-1914   4-7-1966  Last Senator of Bamberg County
Hartzog Jr., Franklin Rizer  12-9-1944  4-9-1971
Hartzog, Corey Rizer  B&D 10-15-1912 son of LA & Lucille Rizer Hartzog
Bessinger, Elijah Dowling  10-14-1878  12-13-1965
Blanton, Frances       -------   1-18-1934 Wife of E D Bessinger
Brabham, Elliott  9-11-1817  7-10-1900
Brabham, James M.  9-7-1810  5-16-1895
Kirkland, Sarah M.  10-13-1890  10-23-1924
Kirkland Jr., John M.  11-26-1922   6-26-1925
Brabham, Martin J.  1-12-1826   7-9-1888    CSA
Neeley, Manie Kirkland  1870   1906
Neeley, S. E.  1869   1923
Brabham, Sarah Darlington   1842   1925
Neeley, Sarah Elizabeth  1896  1970  Dau. of SE and Manie K. Neeley
Neeley, John Edward  2-25-1899   6-9-1983
Neeley, Margarite Oscea   9-20-1902   9-1-1992  DAR
Neeley, Mary Alice  8-28-1902  6-13-1993 dau. of Samuel Elliott and Manie Kirkland Neeley
Neeley, Juanita 8-20-1905  5-14-1996  dau. of Samuel Elliott and Manie Kirkland Neeley
Brabham, S. J.  9-20-1832  4-28-1878
Beard, Martha S.  4-2-1853  10-22-1911 Wife of B. J. Brabham
Brabham, B. J.  11-1-1835   3-21-1907
Kirkland, Henry C.  10-14-1870   8-6-1954
Kirkland, Wallace  8-12-1900   5-18-1974
Kirkland, Marian D.  1-13-1902  1-15-1983
Kirkland, Sarah Cornelia  4-21-1840  4-13-1881
Kirkland, Baby
Kirkland, J. C.  1-31-1831   4-8-1907
Kirkland, James Hamilton  3-24-1873  10-15-1932 son of JC & SC Kirkland
Kirkland, Mary Gomillion  10-19-1905   4-2-1906   Dau of  JH & IT Kirkland
Kirkland, Ione Toney  9-6-1880  2-1-1962 wife of J Hamilton Kirkland
Kirkland, Dr. Eddie  9-8-1860  5-27-1930
Kirkland, Mary Ann Brown  1-31-1873  5-26-1937
Kirkland, Jack C.  2-18-1900  12-21-1966
Mayfield, James A.  12-9-1905  2-19-1968
Mayfield, Maude C.    10-18-1902  3-17-1983  US Army, WWII
Drawdy, Harvey D.  12-28-1881  1-30-1930
Drawdy, Viola Platts  12-13-1871  2-2-1940
Smith, Lois Larue E. Chassereau   3-18-1920  5-23-1972
Smith, James E.  11-11-1923   9-4-1990
Smith Jr., James Edward  8-25-1944   8-6-1954
Baby Russell  5-24-1911   5-25-1911
Ayer, George B.  3-15-1830  8-18-1908
Ayer, Elizabeth White  3-25-1838   3-10-1895
Kearse, Wilbur N.  9-9-1884  3-4-1941
Kearse, Lozelle Demollins  9-7-1890  11-11-1967
Morris, Amanda P.  2-4-1949  5-5-1971  Cpl. US Army Vietnam
Proveaux, Griffin W.  1901  1972
Proveaux, Alena K "Lena"  1892   1969
Proveaux, James G.  1920  1942
Brabham, George Bradshaw & James Kearse  2-15-1961  2-16-1961 infant sons of  JG III & Cherry Brabham
Brabham, Joseph Gordon  11-19-1882  1-30-1966
Brabham, Eva Kearse  12-24-1883  11-24-1981
Brabham, James Heber  11-26-1907   12-31-1932
Richey, Mary Kepley  10-8-1925   12-7-1969
Brabham,  Mabel  Ropp  1-16-1910  1-18-1984
Brabham Jr., Joseph Gordon   10-1-1909  10-5-1981
Kearse, Laura A.  12-2-1858  12-24-1952
Kearse, James B.  7-31-1848   11-19-1925   CSA
Kearse Sr., J. Clyde  12-17-1895   12-8-1963
Kearse, Clara H.  7-8-1895   12-15-1943
Kearse, Ada O.   1-21-1881   5-17-1943
Rush, Carl K.  3-26-1885   4-14-1929
Kearse, Joseph Josiah  10-17-1850   7-5-1930
Kearse, Mildred Bamberg  1-21-1854   1-21-1959
Rodt, M. H.  5-26-1821  4-1-1887
Rodt, Susannah E.  5-27-1827   9-18-1889
Brabham, Charles H.  8-12-1858   5-12-1946
Brabham, Frank J.   1-12-1849   11-14-1881
Brabham, J. J.   9-6-1817   7-8-1883   Signer of Secession Ordinance
Brabham, Angus McKay  5-20-1852  6-5-1866  son of JJ & SE Brabham. Killed by the falling of the Masonic Lodge in Bamberg, SC.   Aged 15 yrs. and 15 Days.
Brabham, Lizzie  8-30-1871  5-25-1887 dau. of  JJ & SE Brabham
Brabham, J. Med  1845   1895   CSA
Brabham, Janie H.  1853   1935
Brabham, John Fletcher  5-18-1835    2-5-1882   CSA
Brabham, Julia Amelia  10-24-1846   9-3-1930
Brabham, Hattie Sue   2-18-1879   12-12-1953  Dau. of John Fletcher and Julia Amelia Brabham
Brabham, Bessie  d. 7-14-1884  aged 16 yrs. Dau. of J. Fletcher and Julia A. Brabham
Brabham, Joseph J.  3-9-1886  9-4-1944
Brabham, Gladys R.  11-28-1887   4-15-1977
Rountree, Linwood L.  11-13-1880  12-4-1967 Bro. of Gladys R. Brabham
Weekley, Carrie E.  10-10-1883   6-27-1962
Johnson, Alice V.  10-10-1852   7-24-1932  Wife of  John M. Weekley, M.D.
Weekley, John M.  M.D.    5-7-1837   1-25-1932
Weekley, T. Johnson  3-2-1881   8-28-1962
Weekley, Lillian P.  7-9-1876   9-26-1959
Brabham  M.D., James C.   8-22-1908   11-18-1955
Brabham, Frances C.  6-12-1912  1-1-1954
Main, Chirry  11-30-1835   2-5-1898  Wife of J.E. Main
Main, James E.  1-5-1845   2-29-1912
Main, Emory Angus   2-20-1876   11-29-1902  Son of JE & CA Main
Brabham, Cornelia  2-8-1904   12-8-1908  dau of  R.F. & Daisy Brabham
Brabham, Mamie Sue  11-15-1867   8-26-1898  Wife of B.J. Brabham Jr.
Brabham, Carrie  7-29-1877   10-22-1884 dau. of C.F. & C.A. Brabham
Brabham, Hampton  9-11-1812   12-8-1881
Brabham, Allen Hampton  1848   1891
Brabham, Josephine Barker   1845   1881
Brabham, Minnie Quincy  2-1876  1-3-1965
Kirkland Jr., Asbury Lawton   1-1-1909   9-30-1928
Kirkland, Anne   9-16-1928
Kirkland, Carrie Brabham  5-26-1874   1-30-1948
Kirkland, Asbury Lawton  8-31-1874   11-23-1925
Kirkland M.D., Reuben Cornelius  10-30-1864  8-16-1919
Kirkland Jr., Needham Franklin  M.D.    3-26-1859   4-7-1922
Kirkland, Lawton  M.D.  8-29-1888   1-23-1961
Kirkland, Robert Alfred  7-11-1908   10-3-1921
Kirkland, Mareu   6-24-1894   10-17-1894
Kirkland, Sarah Elizabeth  3-19-1878   7-1-1898
Kirkland, Wesley Lawton  1-19-1880   8-3-1900
Kirkland, Jennie Lawton  9-14-1838   5-27-1858   5-15-1907
Kirkland, Needham Franklin  M.D.   1-27-1831   9-26-1920   CSA
Kirkland, Joseph Maner Lawton  3-21-1861   6-21-1921
Kirkland, James Andrew  12-25-1886   11-10-1906    Stone broken
Best, John A.   10-13-1874   6-9-1898
Best, Robert M.    5-26-1866   1-26-1896  Corrected, Was listed as 5-26-1886 (LAL)
Best, William C.   3-18-1841   2-17-1913
Best, Janie Kirkland   12-28-1842   2-24-1906
Deer, Anna Kirkland   7-5-1871   4-15-1944
Kirkland, Janie Worth  3-29-1909  4-15-1984
Wilson, Willie Langdon  5-2-1868   10-2-1871  son of Leroy and Mamie Wilson
Kearse, N. Elizabeth B.  1855   1926
Kearse, J. Ogilvie  1849   1938
McMillan, Maxwell  8-27-1914  10-31-1988 US Army WWII
Proveaux, Mary M.  9-17-1929  3-25-1992 Wife of Joseph L Proveaux
Proveaux, Joseph Lawton  12-22-1922   7-25-1986  GM2, US Navy WWII
Northcutt, H.R. "Rick" 3-12-1947  8-24-1988
Duke, Elizabeth Breland   11-7-1924  7-23-1985
Breland, Emily  11-28-1918  7-29-1994
Breland, Horace Seward  2-26-1889   11-16-1964
Breland, Thelma Kearse  10-4-1896   9-30-1979
Breland, Gerald Westcoat  9-3-1922  11-20-1947
Walker, William Maxwell  2-17-1885   12-14-1918
Walker, Roberta Kearse  3-17-1886   6-13-1964  WOW
Westcoat, Gerald Joseph  1-20-1886  10-10-1949
Westcoat, Kathleen Kearse  7-2-1890  2-7-1979
Kearse Sr., George Victor  2-9-1888   4-28-1969
Kearse, Robert Martin  5-17-1852  5-9-1933
Kearse, Elizabeth R.  1-20-1856  5-18-1937
Kearse, Henry W.  M.D.  11-24-1852   1-26-1891
Coleman, Carrie Kearse   9-11-1882  10-21-1905 Wife of John F. Coleman M.D.
Brabham, Susie E. Kearse  12-16-1880  9-17-1912 Dau of Dr. H.W.  & Elizabeth  Kearse. Wife of J.F. Brabham