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Barnwell County
South Carolina

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Barnwell County

Index to Locations

  • Barnwell Barnwell Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Barnwell Church of the Holy Apostles Episcopal Cemetery
  • Barnwell Episcopal Cemetery
  • Barnwell Holy Apostles Episcopal Churchyard


    Barnwell Baptist Church Cemetery
    Dunbarton Boulevard & Jackson Street
    Barnwell, Barnwell County, South Carolina
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Emile Harley (1880-1942) — also known as J. E. Harley — of Barnwell, Barnwell County, S.C. Born in Williston, Barnwell County, S.C., September 14, 1880. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1905-06, 1927-30; mayor of Barnwell, S.C., 1912-22; law partner of Solomon Blatt, 1917-34; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1928; Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, 1931-41; Governor of South Carolina, 1941-42; died in office 1942. Died, from throat cancer, in the South Carolina Governor's Mansion, Columbia, Richland County, S.C., February 27, 1942 (age 61 years, 166 days). Interment at Barnwell Baptist Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lunsford F. Harley (1842-1911) and Elizabeth (Hummel) Harley (1852-1928); married to Sarah Agnes Richardson (1882-1964).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Barnett H. Brown (1786-1879) — also known as B. H. Brown — of Barnwell Court House (now Barnwell), Barnwell County, S.C. Born in South Carolina, September 25, 1786. Democrat. Postmaster at Barnwell Court House, S.C., 1813-16, 1817-21; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1860. Died in Barnwell County, S.C., March 31, 1879 (age 92 years, 187 days). Interment at Barnwell Baptist Church Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Church of the Holy Apostles Episcopal Cemetery
    Barnwell, Barnwell County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Solomon Blatt (1895-1986) — of Barnwell, Barnwell County, S.C. Born in Blackville, Barnwell County, S.C., February 27, 1895. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; law partner of J. E. Harley, 1917-34; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1932-74, 1975-86 (Barnwell County 1932-74, 91st District 1975-86); died in office 1986; Speaker of the South Carolina State House of Representatives, 1937-46, 1951-73; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1944 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization). Episcopalian. Jewish ancestry. Died in Barnwell, Barnwell County, S.C., May 14, 1986 (age 91 years, 76 days). Interment at Church of the Holy Apostles Episcopal Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Nathan Blatt (1864-1944) and Mollie (Green) Blatt (1871-1962); married, March 20, 1920, to Ethel Green (1896-1985); father of Solomon Blatt, Jr. (1921-2016).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Solomon Blatt, Jr. (1921-2016) — of Barnwell, Barnwell County, S.C.; Charleston, Charleston County, S.C. Born in Barnwell County, S.C., August 20, 1921. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; U.S. District Judge for South Carolina, 1971-90; took senior status 1990. Episcopalian. Jewish ancestry. Died in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., April 20, 2016 (age 94 years, 244 days). Interment at Church of the Holy Apostles Episcopal Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Solomon Blatt (1895-1986) and Ethel (Green) Blatt (1896-1985); married to Carolyn Julia Gayden (1922-2004).
      See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Episcopal Cemetery
    Barnwell, Barnwell County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      James O'Hanlon Patterson (1857-1911) — also known as James O'H. Patterson — of Barnwell, Barnwell County, S.C. Born in Barnwell, Barnwell County, S.C., June 25, 1857. Democrat. Member of South Carolina state legislature, 1890; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 2nd District, 1905-11. Died in Barnwell, Barnwell County, S.C., October 25, 1911 (age 54 years, 122 days). Interment at Episcopal Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Holy Apostles Episcopal Churchyard
    Barnwell, Barnwell County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Johnson Hagood (1829-1898) — of South Carolina. Born February 21, 1829. General in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Governor of South Carolina, 1880-82. Died January 4, 1898 (age 68 years, 317 days). Interment at Holy Apostles Episcopal Churchyard.


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