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Bamberg County
South Carolina

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Bamberg County

Index to Locations

  • Mizpah Methodist Churchyard
  • Bamberg Bamberg County Memory Gardens
  • Bamberg South End Cemetery


    Mizpah Methodist Churchyard
    Bamberg County, South Carolina
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Josiah Brabham (1817-1883) — of Buford's Bridge, Barnwell District (now Bamberg County), S.C. Born in Barnwell District (now Barnwell County), S.C., September 6, 1817. Delegate to South Carolina secession convention from Barnwell, 1860-62; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Died in Bamberg County, S.C., July 8, 1883 (age 65 years, 305 days). Interment at Mizpah Methodist Churchyard.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Brabham (1785-1875) and Sarah Clarke (Kirkland) Brabham (1790-1844); married to Susannah Elizabeth McMillan (1827-1889); first cousin twice removed of Benjamin Johnston Mixson and Percy Eugene Brabham (1905-1978).
      Political family: Brabham-Mixson family of South Carolina.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Bamberg County Memory Gardens
    14836 Heritage Highway
    Bamberg, Bamberg County, South Carolina
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    P. Eugene Brabham Percy Eugene Brabham (1905-1978) — also known as P. Eugene Brabham — of Bamberg, Bamberg County, S.C. Born in Olar, Bamberg County, S.C., May 28, 1905. Farmer; newspaper publisher; member of South Carolina state house of representatives from Bamberg County, 1951-58; member of South Carolina state senate from Bamberg County, 1959-64. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Lions; Junior Order; Moose. Died in South Carolina, September 19, 1978 (age 73 years, 114 days). Interment at Bamberg County Memory Gardens.
      Relatives: Son of Harry Manning Brabham (1866-1936) and Lucretia (Johnson) Brabham (1880-1969); married, December 4, 1948, to Katherine (Free) Rhoad (1907-1982); first cousin twice removed of Joseph Josiah Brabham (1817-1883); second cousin of Benjamin Johnston Mixson.
      Political family: Brabham-Mixson family of South Carolina.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: South Carolina Legislative Manual 1964


    South End Cemetery
    Bamberg, Bamberg County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      James Carlisle Kearse (1893-1973) — also known as J. Carl Kearse — of Bamberg, Bamberg County, S.C. Born in Olar, Bamberg County, S.C., March 29, 1893. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives from Bamberg County, 1921-24; member of South Carolina state senate from Bamberg County, 1941-56; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1944; South Carolina State Highway Commissioner. Methodist. Member, Lions; American Legion; Freemasons; Knights of Pythias. Died, in a hospital at Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., March 14, 1973 (age 79 years, 350 days). Interment at South End Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Josiah Kearse (1850-1930) and Mildred (Bamberg) Kearse (1854-1949); married, November 15, 1922, to Daisye Rizer; married to Eunice Johns (1895-1981).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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