Mepkin Abbey Cemetery

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This cemetery recorded Sunday March 11, 2001 by Kim and Dana Grissom. Directions to Mepkin Abbey: Take I-26 to exit 199b in Charleston, South Carolina this will put you on 17A North. At the traffic light when you can not go straight anymore turn Left. Cross over the Tail Race Canal, at the first traffic light turn Right this will put you on SC 402. At the stop sign turn Right. When cross over a little bridge turn Right on the first road this Dr. Evans Dr. Go 6 miles until you see the sign for Mepkin Abbey. Berkeley County, South Carolina

History of Mepkin Abbey: Home of Henry Laurens, who was born in Charleston in 1724 and died at Mepkin in 1792. President of the first and second councils of safety, 1775-1776; President First Provincial Congress of S.C. 1775; vice president of SC 1776; president of Continental Congress 1777-1778; elected minister plenipotentiary to Holland 1779. Confined fourteen months in the Tower of London and exchanged for Lord Cornwallis; signed preliminaries of Peace in Paris, with Adams, Jay, and Franklin, 1782.

There are three different locations on Mepkin Abbey where people are buried. #1- When you enter Mepkin Abbey you follow the road to the 4 corners of the road, turn to the Right follow that road until you pass the last building on the Left there is dirt road on the left side of the road follow this road until you see a brick fence. This is where the first section is. #2- When are the 4 corners go straight across look to your right until you see benches off to your right this is where section 2 is. #3- When you are at the 4 corners go straight across and follow the road until it ends off to your left you will section 3.

ANGERAME, ANTHONY SEC #2
ANTHONY ARNOLD
ANGERAME
SEPT. 13, 1954
JAN. 27, 1994
AUSTIN, ANN SEC #2
HERE LIES
ANN CLARA AUSTIN
AUGUST 30 1885
JANUARY 1, 1938
EXCEPT THE LORD BUILD THE HOUSE THEY LABOR IN VAIN THAT BUILD IT, IT IS VAIN FOR YOU TO RISE UP EARLY TO SIT UP LATE TO EAT THE BREAD OF SORROWS FOR SO HE GIVETH HIS BELOVED SLEEP PSALM 127
BROKAW, ANN SEC #3
HERE LIES
ANN CLARA BROKAW
AUGUST 22, 1924
JANUARY 11, 1944
HEARKEN O DAUGHTER AND CONSIDER AND INCLINE THINE ARE FORGET ALSO THINE OWN PEOPLE SO SHALL THE KING GREATLY DESIRE THEY BEAUTY FOR HE IS THY LORD WORSHIP THOU HIM PSALM 45
BYRD, MARK SEC #2
REV. MARK EDWARD A. BYRD
NOVEMBER 14, 1974
JULY 21, 1991
CAFFEY,BENNETT
BENNETT L. CAFFEY D.D.S.
AUGUST 13, 1924
FEBUARY 22, 1997
IN LOVING MEMORY
WIFE AND DAUGHTERS
CASSIDY, COCHRANE SEC #3
HERE LIES
COCHRANE BRYAN CASSIDY
BORN APRIL 21, 1955
HONOLULU, HAWAII
DIED MAY 17, 1986
NEW YORK, NEW YORK
BELOVED SON OF NANCY BRYAN LUCE AND PAUL R. CASSIDY AND BROTHER OF P. RICHARD CASSIDY, JR
CLARK, MARGARET SEC #2
MARGARET L. CLARK
JANUARY 22, 1916
NOVEMBER 26, 1997
CLARK, RITA SEC #2
RITA CLARK
JULY 5, 1944
APRIL 14, 1994
CLARK, THOMAS SEC #2
THOMAS W. CLARK
JUNE 13, 1911
NOVEMBER 23, 1986
HAGAN, RICHARD SEC #2
RICHARD CORNICK HAGAN
AUGUST 16, 1953
MAY 30, 1999
HALE, JOHN SEC #2
JOHN ALEXANDER HALE
NOVEMBER 14, 1974
JULY 21, 1991
HELLER, HANS SEC #2
HANS JOACHIM HELLER M.D.
OCTOBER 25, 1918
JULY 14, 1987
LAURENS, ANN HORRY SEC #1
SIDE ONE
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN HORRY LAURENS
DAUGHTER OF
EDWARD R. LAURENS
AND MARGARET HORRY LAURENS
BORN 22 JANY 1831
DIED 21 MARCH 1835
IT IS NOT THE WALL OF YOUR FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN THAT ONE OF THESE LITTLE ONES SHOULD PERISH LAURENS, CAROLINE SEC #1 SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF CAROLINE OLIVIA LAURENS CONSORT OF JOHN BALL LAURENS WHO DIED ON THE 4TH OF DECEMBER 1828 AGED 22 YEARS 8 MONTHS AND 4 DAYS BLESSED ARE THE DEAD WHO DIE IN THE LORD
LAURENS, ELIZA SEC #1
SEE LAURENS, HENRY
LAURENS, EMMA SEC #1
SIDE 3
TO THE MEMORY OF EMMA LAURENS
DAUGHTER OF EDWARD R. LAURENS
AND MARGARET HORRY LAURENS
BORN 29 DECR 1831
DIED 12 JANY 1839
HER SOUL PLEASED THE LORD THE RETORY HASTED HE TO TAKE HER AWAY FROM AMONG THE WICKED
LAURENS, FREDERICK SEC #1
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
FREDERICK LAURENS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 7TH DAY OF MAY 1827
IN THE 25TH YEAR OF HIS AGE
I KNOW THAT MY REDEEMER LIVETH AND THAT IN MY FLESH I SHALL SEE GOD
LAURENS, HENRY #1
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
HENRY LAURENS SON OF
HENRY AND ELIZA LAURENS
BORN 15TH NOVEMBER 1794
DIED 7TH NOVEMBER 1828
THE LORD GAVE AND THE LORD HATH TAKEN AWAY
LAURENS, HENRY SEC #1
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
HENRY LAURENS
SON OF HENRY AND ELEANOR LAURENS
BORN 20 AUGUST AD 1763
DIED 27 MARCH AD 1821
ALSO SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF ELIZA LAURENS DAUGHTER OF JOHN AND ELIZABETH RUTLEDGE
BORN 20 JANUARY AD 1776
DIED 21 NOVEMBER AD 1812
THE LORD IS MY SHEPPARD
LAURENS, HENRY SEC #1
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
HENRY LAURENS SON OF
HENRY AND ELEANOR LAURENS
BORN 25TH AUGUST 1763
DIED 27TH MAY 1821
THE MEMORY OF THE JUST IS BLESSED
LAURENS,HENRY
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
HENRY LAURENS
BORN 24TH FEBY 1723 O.S.
DIED 8TH DECR 1792
(This Henry Laurens is the first know person to be cremated in the United States, he had this done due to the fact that when one of children died, they where preparing her body for burial she sat up due to the fact that she was not dead)
LAURENS, I SEC #1
13TH JANUARY 1831
LAURENS, JAMES SEC #1
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
JAMES LAURENS SON OF
HENRY AND ELIZA LAURENS
BORN 17TH FEBY 1805
DIED 29TH JUNE
IN THE SAME YEAR
LAURENS, JOHN SEC #1 (THIS IS THE OLDEST GRAVE IN THE CEMETERY)
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN LAURENS SON OF
HENRY AND ELEANOR LAURENS
BORN 28TH OCTOBER 1754
DIED 27TH AUGUST 1782
DULCE ET DECORUM EST PROPALRIA MORI
LAURENS, JOHN BALL SEC #1
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN BALL LAURENS SON OF
HENRY AND ELIZA LAURENS
BORN 22D APRIL 1799
DIED 18TH OCTOBER 1827
NOT LOST BUT GONE BEFORE
LAURENS, KEATING SIMONS SEC #1
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
KEATING SIMONS LAURENS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 23D JUNE 1853
AGED 36 YEARS AND 7 MONTHS
THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY THOSE WHO LOVED HIM ON EARTH AND WHOSE AFFECTIONS FOLLOW HIM TO THAT LAND WHERE THE WEARY ARE AT REST
LAURENS, MARGARET SEC #1
SIDE 2
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARGARET HORRY LAURENS
DAUGHTER OF
EDWARD R. LAURENS
AND MARGARET HORRY LAURENS
BORN 25 DECR 1829
DIED 14 OCTR 1831
SPEEDILY WAS SHE TAKEN AWAY LEST THAT WAKEDNESS SHORT ALTER HER UNDERSTANDING OR DEOEIT BEGUILE HER SOUL
LAURENS, MARGARET SEC #1
SIDE 4
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARGARET HORRY LAURENS
DAUGHTER OF
EDWARD R. LAURENS
AND MARGARET HORRYLAURENS
BORN 10 MARCH 1835
DIED 22 DECR 1835
SUFFER THE LITTLE CHILDREN TO COME UNTO ME AND FORBID THEM NOT FOR OF SUCH IS THE KINGDOM OF GOD
LUCE, CLARA SEC #3
DOUBLE STONE
HERE LIES
CLARA BOOTHE LUCE
APRIL 10, 1903 OCTOBER 9, 1987
LUCE, HENRY R.
HERE LIES
HENRY R. LUCE
APRIL 3, 1898
FEBURARY 28, 1967
THE SUN SHALL BE NO MORE YOUR LIGHT BY DAY NOR FOR BRIGHTNESS SHALL THE MOON GIVE LIGHT TO YOU BY NIGHT BUT THE LORD WILL BE YOUR EVERLASTING LIGHT. AND YOUR GOD WILL BE YOUR GLORY ISAIAH 60:19
LUCE, HENRY R. SEC #3
SEE LUCE, CLARA
LUCE, NANCY SEC #3
HERE LIES
NANCY BRYAN LUCE
BORN OCTOBER 14, 1929
MILWANKEE WISCONSIN
DIED MARCH 23, 1987
MILL NECK, NEW YORK
BELOVED WIFE OF HENRY LUCE, III MOTHER OF P. RICHARD CASSIDY, JR DAUGHTER OF LAURA HILL SHELDON SOLOMON IN ALL HIS GLORY WAS NOT ARRAYED LIKE ONE OF THESE MATTHEW 6:29
PINCKNEY, MARY SEC #2
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY ELEANOR PINCKNEY
DAUGHTER OF
HENRY AND ELEANOR LAURENS
BORN 27TH APRIL 1770
DIED 6TH OCT 1794
SIMPSON, TIMOTHY SEC #2
OCT 20, 1969 JUNE 21, 1998
TIMOTHY DAVID SIMPSON
"NAMASTE" BRIDGEWATER, CT. JALPA, NEPAL
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