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Smyrna Baptist Church

Near Allendale, SC and organized in 1827 as Kirkland's Church. The name was changed in 1856 to Smyrna Baptist Church. Title to the site was conveyed in 1849 by William J. Mixon. Additional land was given by Thomas H. Willingham in 1882 to extend the church property to Matthew's Bluff Road. Surveyed in 1985 by Mary Brunson Gray and submitted for inclusion by  Marie Brunson Jefferson

1st Row   Gray & Bissett Fence

Mary Brunson Gray
Wife of Huron A. Gray
Born July 14, 1921
Huron A. Gray
Jan. 19, 1911
March 20, 1980

2nd Row

Ruth Hasty Gray
Wife of
C. O. Gray
June 25, 1912
Charles Oscar Gray
Jan. 13, 1909
May 2, 1983
Anna Latetia B. Gray
wife of W. C. Gray
March 8, 1881
Sept. 19, 1969
William Charles Gray
June 22, 1872
Jan. 16, 1917
Rebecca Adell Bissett
Wife of
Lawrence S. Bissett Jr.
July 16, 1904
Lawrence S. Bissett Jr.
Sept. 7, 1901
Feb. 14, 1973
Kelly M. Brunson
Nov. 11, 1899
Jan. 22, 1956
S. Frank Brunson
Son of Kelly
March 21, 1927
Dec. 29, 1953
George Bryon Brunson
Son of Kelly
Sept. 27, 1938
Jan. 3, 1943

3rd Row   Furse

Joseph J. Furse
June 16, 1859
Oct 18, 1938
Mary M. Furse
Jan 31, 1868
Aug. 7, 1945
Joseph J. Furse III
July 19, 1891
May 9, 1961
Mary Laura F. Jennings
Jan. 9, 1894
Oct. 24, 1977
Elizabeth Gray Furse
1889-1983

Lane

Evelyn Lane
Nov. 7, 1921
June 20, 1942
J. Thadious Lane
Dec. 7, 1871
June 14, 1944
Laura P. Lane
Nov. 5, 1890
Sept. 16, 1982

4th Row   Riley & Owens

Evelyn Riley
1924--1925
John James Owens
1859---1936
Sallie Lilia Owens Owens
1860---1946
Vivian Owens Riley
Feb. 3, 1896
June 1, 1948
Patricia Riley Hefren
June 12, 1922
Aug. 10, 1970

5th Row

Augustus W. Owens
Feb 16, 1864
June 22, 1925
Mamie Bowers Brunson
Dec. 4, 1876
March 19, 1957
Eldred Wooten Brunson
Sept. 7, 1875
April 22, 1956
Eldred William Brunson
Aug. 4, 1911
Jan. 25, 1922
Oesterreicher
1879---1893
Bessie J. Williams Brunson
Wife of J.O. Brunson
Nov. 25, 1860
Oct. 26, 1926
Richard S. Brunson
Jan. 25, 1890
Nov. 6, 1918

6th Row  Owens

A. W. Owens Sr.
died May 25, 1890
age 62 yrs. 11 mos. 12 days
Florence Amanda
died Sept. 24, 1882
age 69 yrs. 25 days
Gussie
son of A.W. & H.E. Owens
died Jan. 23, 189-
age 4 mos. 11 days
Hattie Estelle
wife of A.W. Owens
died Sept. 3, 1901
age 35 yrs. 7 mos. 21 days
Leona
eldest dau. of A.W. &
H.E. Owens
died Dec. 1908
age 18 yrs. 5 mos.
Mahell Lee
son of A.W. & H.E. Owens
died Feb. 4, 1902
age 5 yrs. & 6 mos.

Williams

One unmarked infant grave
Norwood
1901---1911
H. S. Jr.
1893---1911
Henry S. Williams
June 6, 1863
June 20, 1928
Margaret C.
Nov. 29, 1872
June 10, 1953

7th Row

Mary H. Whilden
wife of
Rev. B.W. Whilden
June 27, 1821
Oct. 23, 1885

Walker (fence)

Mattie Flowers
wife of J.J. Walker
Feb. 17, 1852
Aug. 20, 1904
Bernard
son of J.J. Walker
Mary Lafitte
dau. of J.J. Walker
Oct. 8, 1851
Nov. 8, 1884
infant
dau. of J.J. Walker
1898

Lawton (fence)

Dr. Benjamin Lawton
Sept. 22, 1822
Aug. 5, 1879
Pauline Clark
July 25, 1866
Nov. 27, 1886
Edmund Milo Lawton
April 27, 1850
Jan. 19, 1883
Catherine Elizabeth Lawton
Nov. 8, 1859
Aug. 24, 1882

In front of Lawton Fence

William B. Rice
Jan. 23, 1919
April 23, 1942

Behind Lawton Fence

Indiana Flowers
died Nov. 16, 1856
M.H. Roberts
Aug. 26, 1835
J.K. Rhodes
died 1853
age 29 yrs.
John Calhoun Williams
son of John C. Williams
and Margaret Smart
Feb. 25, 1874
Mar. 10, 1910
Julia Kearse Williams
Nov. 19, 1874
Aug 9, 1908

8th Row

Elizabeth Hyrne
died March 1901
Henry Hyrne
can't read date

Reeves (John) Fence

Infant dau. of J.C. & B.T. Reeves
Robert B. MacDonald
June 8, 1871
April 24, 1941
Elmore Benefield Reeves
Sept. 22, 1896
May 30, 1925
Beaulah Terry Reeves
Nov. 13, 1866
Nov. 8, 1939
John C. Reeves
Dec. 31, 1857
July 5, 1950
Hugh P. Reeves
April 26, 1898
Aug. 22, 1946

Dunbar-Shuman

3 children of J.E. & Josie Shuman
Jennie May
Sept. 18, 1891
Aug. 10, 1892
J.E. Shuman
Aug. 6, 1891
May 14, 1900
Little Josie
Sept. 2, 189-
Nov. ---
James E. Shuman
Mar. 12, 1851
May 20, 1905
Josh Shuman Dunbar
Jan. 23, 1867
June 6, 1944

Youmans

James R.
Mar. 12, 1839
Oct. 15, 1900
Lydia Youmans
wife of Howard Fogler
Nov. 5, 1873
May 14, 1940

9th Row

Charles Tucker Gray
Aug. 12, 1802
Dec. 18, 1885
Lydia Reeves
wife of C.T. Gray
March 14, 1809
Feb. 11, 1887
Rachel Adella Gray
Aug. 30, 1847
Mar. 23, 1925
Charles J. Gray
Sept. 12, 1845
Jan. 7, 1920
Elizabeth Gray
Nov. 16, 1882
Sept. 1, 1961
Rev. Charles Benefield Reeves
Sept. 12, 1822
June 23, 1906
M.M. Reeves
dau. of C.T. Gray
wife of C.B. Reeves
May 19, 1862
Jan. 19, 1882
Grave with illedgible name and dates

10th Row

2 graves marked with springs
2 infants daus. of
C.J. & R.A. Gray
Mattie Gray
dau. of C.J. & R.A. Gray
May 19, 1880
April 1891
Wilhelma Gray Morel
Sept. 26, 1870
Feb. 14, 1956
Osgood Clark Morel
July 16, -----
Ernestine Gray Jay
Nov. 25, 1876
Nov. 12, 1953
Robert M. Jay
April 22, 1866
Aug. 6, 1926
Alma
May 16, 1921
Nov 16, 1921
Infant
April 20, 1919
Illegible grave of child
with lamb at cedar tree
(probably Cockroft)
Dan Reeves
wife
Emily Gray
son
William Reeves
died 1917
Parker Gray
Dec. 20, 1888
Jan. 19, 1935

10th Row

Back of Church

Margaret Moore
March 5, 1770
Sept. 17, 1855

Under Church

Rev. Donell Miller
Jan. 17, 1883
Oct 31, 1914

Left, (Facing Church)

Robbie Willingham
Sept. 20, 1872
June 2, 1873
John Willingham
July 13, 1872
May 2, 1873
Joe Willingham    Twins
July 11, 1882
Bennie Willingham
July 11, 1882
11 yrs. 6 mos. 25 days
Joseph B. Willingham
Oct. 3, 1868
Aug. 19, 1894
I. Willingham
May 26, 1841
June 4, 1892
Martha Sue Willingham
wife of J.G. Willingham
April 23, 1817
March 26, 1875
Herbert Lee
son of J.G. & M.S. Willingham
July 15, 1883
July 16, 1884
J. A. Lawton
Dec. 9, 1811
Jan. 29, 1892
Martha S. Lawton
wife of J.A. Lawton
died 12 April 1880
Paul Stoney Lawton
Sept. 29, 1858
age 17 yrs. 11 mos.
Phebe J. Lawton
age 96 yrs.
Rev. Joseph J. Lawton
died Sept. 23, 1859
82 yrs. 1 mo. 4 days
Several behind Lawton fence illegible
Joseph R. Oesterreicher
May 18, 1839
Oct. 11, 1872
May Oesterreicher
Feb. 10, 1829
Jan. 20, 1893

Kirkland

B.B. Kirkland
Aug. 22, 1838
Oct. 20, 1885

Baynard Fence

Rev. Calder Baynard
born Aug. 19, 1827
Julia Baynard
April 29, 1824
Jan. 5, 1891
Julia C. Gracon
Sept. 15, 1854
June 12, 1872