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Berkeley County
South Carolina

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Berkeley County

Index to Locations

  • Belle Isle Plantation
  • Strawberry Chapel Cemetery
  • Private or family graveyards
  • Cross Mt. Olivet Cemetery
  • Goose Creek St. James Goose Creek Episcopal Churchyard
  • Goose Creek Woodstock Cemetery
  • Moncks Corner Biggin Cemetery
  • Moncks Corner Mepkin Abbey
  • Pinopolis St. John's Baptist Churchyard
  • St. Stephen Episcopal Cemetery
  • St. Stephen St. Stephen Episcopal Church Cemetery


    Belle Isle Plantation
    Berkeley County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Francis Marion (1732-1795) — also known as "Swamp Fox" — of South Carolina. Born in 1732. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of South Carolina state senate, 1782-90. Died February 27, 1795 (age about 62 years). Interment at Belle Isle Plantation.
      Marion counties in Ala., Ark., Fla., Ga., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kan., Ky., Miss., Mo., Ohio, Ore., S.C., Tenn., Tex. and W.Va. are named for him.
      The Francis Marion National Forest (established 1936), in Charleston, Berkeley counties, South Carolina, is named for him.
      Other politicians named for him: Francis M. BristowFrancis M. D. HopkinsFrancis Marion ZiebachFrancis Marion DrakeFrancis Marion MartinF. M. CrosbyFrancis M. CockrellFrancis M. HamiltonFrancis Marion GregoryFrancis M. GriffithFrancis M. NicholsFrancis Marion MorrisFrancis M. TaittFrancis Marion BryanF. M. NormanFrancis M. FieldsFrancis Marion WhaleyFrancis M. Bistline


    Strawberry Chapel Cemetery
    Berkeley County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Porcher Stoney (1889-1973) — of Charleston, Charleston County, S.C. Born in Goose Creek, Berkeley County, S.C., December 16, 1889. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Charleston, S.C., 1923-31; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from South Carolina, 1936. While trying to cross U.S. Highway 17, he was struck by a car and killed, in a hit-and-run accident, near Awendaw, Charleston County, S.C., April 22, 1973 (age 83 years, 127 days). Interment at Strawberry Chapel Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Porcher Stoney (1850-1922) and Eliza Chaplin (Croft) Stoney (1854-1927); married to Beverly Means DuBose (1893-1976); great-grandnephew of John Gaillard and Anna Maria DuBose (1793-1827; who married William Cain); first cousin twice removed of Theodore Gaillard Hunt, Peter Charles Gaillard, Peter Gaillard Snowden, Franklin Gaillard and Henry Augustus Gaillard; second cousin once removed of Peter Porcher Bonneau; third cousin once removed of John Palmer Gaillard Jr.; fourth cousin once removed of Francis James Porcher and William Porcher Miles (1822-1899).
      Political family: Gaillard family of Charleston, South Carolina.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Private or family graveyard
    Berkeley County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      John Huger (1744-1804) — of Charleston, Charleston County, S.C. Born in Berkeley County, S.C., June 5, 1744. Planter; member of South Carolina state senate, 1787-90; intendant of Charleston, South Carolina, 1792-94. Died in Charleston County, S.C., January 22, 1804 (age 59 years, 231 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Son of Daniel Huger (1688-1754) and Mary (Cordes) Huger; brother of Daniel Huger (1742-1799); married, March 15, 1767, to Charlotte Motte (1745-1785; sister-in-law of Thomas Shubrick; sister of Isaac Motte; aunt of William Drayton); married 1785 to Ann Broun (1753-1835); father of Mary Huger (1768-1823; who married John Dawson Jr.) and Alfred Huger; uncle of Benjamin Huger and Daniel Elliott Huger; grandfather of Benjamin Frost Huger; granduncle of John Middleton Huger; great-granduncle of Daniel Elliott Huger Smith; second great-grandfather of Huger Sinkler (1868-1923); third great-grandfather of Huger Sinkler (1908-1987).
      Political families: Middleton-Huger-Rutledge-Drayton family of Charleston, South Carolina; Richardson-Manning family of South Carolina (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Mt. Olivet Cemetery
    Cross, Berkeley County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Edward James Dennis (1844-1904) — of Charleston County, S.C.; Berkeley County, S.C. Born in Charleston District (part now in Berkeley County), S.C., March 23, 1844. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; surveyor; cotton planter; lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1880-82, 1884-85, 1892-93 (Charleston County 1880-82, Berkeley County 1884-85, 1892-93); member of South Carolina state senate from Berkeley County, 1894-1904; defeated, 1886, 1890; died in office 1904; delegate to South Carolina state constitutional convention from Berkeley County, 1895. Member, United Confederate Veterans. Died in Macbeth, Berkeley County, S.C., May 24, 1904 (age 60 years, 62 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William James Dennis and Sarah (McCants) Dennis; married to Adelaide Markley (1848-1928); father of Edward James Dennis; grandfather of Rembert Coney Dennis (1915-1992).
      Political family: Dennis family of Macbeth and Pinopolis, South Carolina.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. James Goose Creek Episcopal Churchyard
    Goose Creek, Berkeley County, South Carolina

    Politicians buried here:
      Ralph Izard (1742-1804) — of South Carolina. Born near Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., January 23, 1742. Delegate to Continental Congress from South Carolina, 1782-83; U.S. Senator from South Carolina, 1789-95. Slaveowner. Died near Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., May 30, 1804 (age 62 years, 128 days). Interment at St. James Goose Creek Episcopal Churchyard.
      Relatives: Father of George Izard (1776-1828).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
    Other politicians who have monuments here:
      William Moultrie (1730-1805) — of South Carolina. Born in Charleston, Charleston District (now Charleston County), S.C., November 23, 1730. General in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1783-84; Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, 1784; Governor of South Carolina, 1785-87, 1792-94; member of South Carolina state senate, 1787-92. Slaveowner. Died in Charleston, Charleston District (now Charleston County), S.C., September 27, 1805 (age 74 years, 308 days). Original interment at Windsor Hill Plantation, North Charleston, S.C.; reinterment in 1977 at Fort Moultrie National Monument, Sullivan's Island, S.C.; cenotaph at St. James Goose Creek Episcopal Churchyard.
      Relatives: Son of John Moultrie (1702-1771) and Lucretia (Cooper) Moultrie (1704-1747); half-brother of Alexander Moultrie (1750-1807); married 1749 to Elizabeth Damaris de St. Julien (1730-1805).
      Moultrie County, Ill. is named for him.
      Fort Moultrie, in Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, is named for him.
      See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Woodstock Cemetery
    Goose Creek, Berkeley County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Bee (1739-1812) — of Charleston, Charleston District (now Charleston County), S.C. Born in Charleston, Charleston District (now Charleston County), S.C., October 20, 1739. Lawyer; planter; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1778-79, 1787-88; Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, 1779-80; Delegate to Continental Congress from South Carolina, 1780-81; member of South Carolina state senate from St. Philip & St. Michael, 1789-90; U.S. District Judge for South Carolina, 1790-1812; died in office 1812. Died in Pendleton, Pendleton District (now Anderson County), S.C., February 18, 1812 (age 72 years, 121 days). Interment at Woodstock Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Barnard Elliott Bee; grandfather of Hamilton Prioleau Bee (1822-1897); great-grandfather of Carlos Bee.
      Political family: Bee family of Charleston, South Carolina.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article


    Biggin Cemetery
    Moncks Corner, Berkeley County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Sims White (1796-1855) — Born in St. Stephens Parish, Charleston District (now part of Berkeley County), S.C., July 9, 1796. Planter; member of South Carolina state senate from St. John Berkeley, 1830-38. Episcopalian. Died August 12, 1855 (age 59 years, 34 days). Interment at Biggin Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Martha (Walter) White and Christopher Gadsden White (1774-1798); married, March 11, 1819, to Jane Purcell White (died 1823); married, May 4, 1825, to Anna Ellinor Gaillard (1804-1862); father of Harriet Gascoigne White (1841-1906; who married Henry Augustus Gaillard (1837-1921)).
      Political family: Gaillard family of Charleston, South Carolina.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Mepkin Abbey
    Moncks Corner, Berkeley County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
    Henry Laurens Henry Laurens (1724-1792) — of South Carolina. Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., March 6, 1724. Merchant; planter; Vice-President of South Carolina, 1776-77; Delegate to Continental Congress from South Carolina, 1777-80; member of South Carolina state house of representatives from St. Philip & St. Michael, 1785. Member, Freemasons; American Philosophical Society. Died in Berkeley County, S.C., December 8, 1792 (age 68 years, 277 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Mepkin Abbey.
      Relatives: Son of Jean Samuel Laurens and Esther (Grasset) Laurens; married, July 6, 1750, to Eleanor Delamere Ball (1731-1770); father of John Laurens, Martha Laurens (1759-1811; who married David Ramsay (1749-1815)) and Mary Eleanor Laurens (1770-1794; who married Charles Pinckney); grandfather of Henry Laurens Pinckney.
      Political family: Pinckney-Middleton family of Charleston, South Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Laurens County, S.C. is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: The South in the Building of the Nation (1909)
      Clare Boothe Luce (1903-1987) — also known as Ann Clare Boothe; Clare Boothe Brokaw — of Greenwich, Fairfield County, Conn.; Ridgefield, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., April 10, 1903. Republican. Writer; journalist; playwright; U.S. Representative from Connecticut 4th District, 1943-47; delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1944, 1948 (speaker), 1952; U.S. Ambassador to Italy, 1953-56. Female. Catholic. Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1983. Died, from a brain tumor, in Washington, D.C., October 9, 1987 (age 84 years, 182 days). Interment at Mepkin Abbey.
      Relatives: Step-daughter of Albert Elmer Austin (1877-1942); daughter of William Franklin Boothe (1862-1928) and Anna Clara Snyder (1882-1938; killed in an automobile-train accident in Miami, Fla.); married, August 10, 1923, to George Tuttle Brokaw (1879-1935; divorced 1929); married, November 23, 1935, to Henry Robinson Luce (1898-1967; founder and publisher of Time, Life, and other magazines); mother of Ann Clare Brokaw (1924-1944; killed in an automobile accident in Palo Alto, Calif.).
      Cross-reference: Albert P. Morano
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Books about Clare Boothe Luce: Sylvia Morris, Rage for Fame : The Ascent of Clare Boothe Luce — Stephen C. Shadegg, Clare Boothe Luce: a biography — Joseph Lyons, Clare Boothe Luce: Author and Diplomat (for young readers)
      John Laurens (1754-1782) — of South Carolina. Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., October 28, 1754. Colonel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1779-80, 1782. Killed in battle, in Barnwell County, S.C., August 27, 1782 (age 27 years, 303 days). Interment at Mepkin Abbey.
      Relatives: Son of Henry Laurens (1724-1792) and Eleanor Delamere (Ball) Laurens (1731-1770); uncle of Henry Laurens Pinckney.
      Political family: Pinckney-Middleton family of Charleston, South Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. John's Baptist Churchyard
    Pinopolis, Berkeley County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
    Rembert C. Dennis Rembert Coney Dennis (1915-1992) — also known as Rembert C. Dennis — of Moncks Corner, Berkeley County, S.C. Born in Pinopolis, Berkeley County, S.C., August 27, 1915. Democrat. Lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives from Berkeley County, 1938-42; member of South Carolina state senate, 1942-88 (Berkeley County 1942-66, 14th District 1966-84, 37th District 1984-88); delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1944, 1948 (alternate), 1952, 1956, 1960; candidate for justice of South Carolina state supreme court, 1956. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Lions; Woodmen of the World; Blue Key. Died June 20, 1992 (age 76 years, 298 days). Interment at St. John's Baptist Churchyard.
      Relatives: Son of Edward James Dennis (1877-1930) and Ella Mae (Coney) Dennis (1884-1968); married, October 3, 1944, to Natalie Brown (1923-2017); grandson of Edward James Dennis (1844-1904).
      Political family: Dennis family of Macbeth and Pinopolis, South Carolina.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: South Carolina Legislative Manual 1964
      Edward James Dennis (1877-1930) — also known as E. J. Dennis — of Berkeley County, S.C. Born in Macbeth, Berkeley County, S.C., September 23, 1877. Lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives from Berkeley County, 1900-04, 1916-18; member of South Carolina state senate from Berkeley County, 1904-06, 1910-14, 1918-22, 1926-30; died in office 1930. Methodist. Tried and acquitted in 1929 for conspiracy to violate the alcohol prohibition law. Shot and mortally wounded by Webster Lee 'Sporty' Thornley, on the street in front of the post office in Moncks Corner, S.C., and died the next day in a hospital at Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., July 25, 1930 (age 52 years, 305 days). Thornley was tried and convicted of murder; Glenn D. McKnight, who allegedly hired Thornley to murder Dennis, was tried and not convicted. Interment at St. John's Baptist Churchyard.
      Relatives: Son of Edward James Dennis and Adelaide (Markley) Dennis (1848-1928); married to Ella Mae Coney (1884-1968); father of Rembert Coney Dennis (1915-1992).
      Political family: Dennis family of Macbeth and Pinopolis, South Carolina.
      Epitaph: "Father - Leader - Statesman."
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Episcopal Cemetery
    St. Stephen, Berkeley County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Theodore Gourdin (1764-1826) — of South Carolina. Born near Kingstree, Williamsburg County, S.C., March 20, 1764. Planter; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 3rd District, 1813-15. Slaveowner. Died in Pineville, Berkeley County, S.C., January 17, 1826 (age 61 years, 303 days). Interment at Episcopal Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    St. Stephen Episcopal Church Cemetery
    St. Stephen, Berkeley County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Lucius Mendel Rivers (1905-1970) — also known as L. Mendel Rivers — of Charleston, Charleston County, S.C. Born in Gumville, Berkeley County, S.C., September 28, 1905. Democrat. Member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1933-36; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1936 (alternate), 1944, 1952, 1956 (alternate); U.S. Representative from South Carolina 1st District, 1941-70; died in office 1970. Episcopalian. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Exchange Club. Died in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., December 28, 1970 (age 65 years, 91 days). Interment at St. Stephen Episcopal Church Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
      William Cain (1792-1878) — Born in Charleston District (part now in Berkeley County), S.C., October 31, 1792. Delegate to South Carolina secession convention from St. John's, Berkeley, 1860-62. Died in Charleston County (part now in Berkeley County), S.C., July 20, 1878 (age 85 years, 262 days). Interment at St. Stephen Episcopal Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Daniel Cain and Elizabeth (Greenland) Cain; married to Anna Maria DuBose (1793-1827; aunt of Henry Augustus Gaillard (1837-1921); great-grandaunt of Thomas Porcher Stoney) and Anne Porcher Palmer (1804-1855).
      Political family: Gaillard family of Charleston, South Carolina.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Saunders Palmer (1804-1881) — of Charleston District (part now in Berkeley County), S.C. Born in Charleston District (part now in Berkeley County), S.C., January 12, 1804. Delegate to South Carolina secession convention from St. Stephen's, 1860-62. Died in Charleston District (part now in Berkeley County), S.C., October 10, 1881 (age 77 years, 271 days). Interment at St. Stephen Episcopal Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Palmer (1763-1811) and Harriet (Herman) Palmer (1781-1842); married to Esther Simons Palmer (1813-1889).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Wilson Tate Baggett Jr. (1911-1987) — also known as W. Tate Baggett, Jr. — of St. Stephen, Berkeley County, S.C. Born in St. Stephen, Berkeley County, S.C., February 4, 1911. Republican. Farmer; timber broker; manufacturer; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1948, 1956 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1960, 1972. Presbyterian. Member, Lions; Farm Bureau. Died May 21, 1987 (age 76 years, 106 days). Interment at St. Stephen Episcopal Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of W. T. Baggett and Sadie (Venning) Baggett.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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