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Colleton County
South Carolina

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Colleton County

Index to Locations

  • Edmundsburg Old Church Cemetery
  • Private or family graveyards
  • Jacksonboro Burnt Church Burial Ground
  • Smoaks Stokes-Connor-Williams Family Cemetery
  • Walterboro Black Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Walterboro Live Oak Cemetery


    Edmundsburg Old Church Cemetery
    Colleton County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Merrick Ezra Carn (1808-1862) — of Walterboro, Colleton District (now Colleton County), S.C. Born in Orangeburg District (now Orangeburg County), S.C., August 11, 1808. Delegate to South Carolina secession convention from St. Bartholomew's, 1860-62; died in office 1862. Episcopalian. Died in Walterboro, Colleton District (now Colleton County), S.C., January 13, 1862 (age 53 years, 155 days). Interment at Edmundsburg Old Church Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Private or family graveyards
    Colleton County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Bellinger (1773-1830) — of South Carolina. Born in Ashepoo, St. Bartholomew's Parish, Charleston District (now Colleton County), S.C., 1773. Democrat. Member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1802-09; member of South Carolina state senate, 1810-13; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 4th District, 1817-19. Died in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., January 10, 1830 (age about 56 years). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Thomas Raysor (1797-1858) — of South Carolina. Born in Colleton District (now Colleton County), S.C., December 23, 1797. Planter; member of South Carolina state senate, 1833. Died in Barnwell District (part now in Bamberg County), S.C., January 11, 1858 (age 60 years, 19 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Reuben Stephens (1794-1870) — Born in Columbus County, N.C., April 16, 1794. Delegate to South Carolina secession convention from St. Bartholomew's, 1862. Died in Colleton County, S.C., February 5, 1870 (age 75 years, 295 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Married to Nacissa Rutledge (1804-1868).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Burnt Church Burial Ground
    Jacksonboro, Colleton County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Aedanus Burke (1743-1802) — also known as "Cassius" — of Charleston, Charleston District (now Charleston County), S.C. Born in County Galway, Ireland, June 16, 1743. Circuit judge in South Carolina, 1778; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1778-79; served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; delegate to South Carolina convention to ratify U.S. constitution, 1788; U.S. Representative from South Carolina at-large, 1789-91. Died in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., March 30, 1802 (age 58 years, 287 days). Interment at Burnt Church Burial Ground.
      The World War II Liberty ship SS Aedanus Burke (built 1943, scrapped 1964) was named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      O'Brien Smith (c.1756-1811) — of South Carolina. Born in Ireland, about 1756. Member of South Carolina state legislature, 1796; member of South Carolina state senate, 1803; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 4th District, 1805-07. Died April 27, 1811 (age about 55 years). Interment at Burnt Church Burial Ground.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Oliver Perry Williams (1819-1881) — of St. Bartholomew's Parish, Charleston District (now Colleton County), S.C. Born in Walterboro, Colleton County, S.C., October 14, 1819. Lawyer; planter; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1858-59; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Episcopalian. Died in Colleton County, S.C., April 28, 1881 (age 61 years, 196 days). Interment at Burnt Church Burial Ground.
      Relatives: Son of William Williams (1796-1860).


    Stokes-Connor-Williams Family Cemetery
    Smoaks, Colleton County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Peter Stokes (1822-1904) — of Branchville, Orangeburg District (now Orangeburg County), S.C. Born January 7, 1822. Physician; delegate to South Carolina secession convention from St. Bartholomew's, 1860-62. Methodist. Died May 16, 1904 (age 82 years, 130 days). Interment at Stokes-Connor-Williams Family Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Williams Stokes (1788-1850) and Ann (Risher) Stokes (1790-1860).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Black Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
    Walterboro, Colleton County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
    James P. Harrelson James Pershing Harrelson (1919-2003) — also known as James P. Harrelson; J. P. Harrelson; "Preacher" — of Walterboro, Colleton County, S.C. Born in Mullins, Marion County, S.C., June 28, 1919. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; Baptist minister; lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1957-60, 1991-94; member of South Carolina state senate, 1963-76 (Colleton County 1963-66, 17th District 1967-68, 13th District 1969-72, 15th District 1972-76); delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1964, 1968, 1972. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Woodmen of the World; Elks; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Bar Association. Recipient of the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina's highest civilian award. Died, from strokes and Parkinson's disease, in Roper Hospital, Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., April 30, 2003 (age 83 years, 306 days). Interment at Black Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Carson A. Harrelson and Bertha Mae Harrelson; married, June 24, 1943, to Hazel H. Richardson.
      Image source: South Carolina Legislative Manual 1964


    Live Oak Cemetery
    Walterboro, Colleton County, South Carolina
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    Ralph H. Ackerman Ralph Henry Ackerman (1892-1957) — also known as Ralph H. Ackerman — of Walterboro, Colleton County, S.C. Born in West Hoboken (now part of Union City), Hudson County, N.J., July 23, 1892. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Ambassador to Dominican Republic, 1948-52. Died, in Colleton County Hospital, Walterboro, Colleton County, S.C., January 12, 1957 (age 64 years, 173 days). Interment at Live Oak Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Alva Scott Ackerman and Grace (Knox) Ackerman; married, January 14, 1916, to Jessica M. Simmons.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: U.S. passport application (1923)
      Richard Manning Jefferies (1889-1964) — also known as R. M. Jefferies — of Walterboro, Colleton County, S.C. Born in Union County, S.C., February 27, 1889. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1924 (alternate), 1928, 1936, 1944 (alternate), 1956; member of South Carolina state senate from Colleton County, 1927-58; Governor of South Carolina, 1942-43. Died in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., April 20, 1964 (age 75 years, 53 days). Interment at Live Oak Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Annie K. Savage (1888-1966).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Graham Padgett (1869-1939) — also known as J. G. Padgett — of Walterboro, Colleton County, S.C. Born in Colleton County, S.C., March 10, 1869. Democrat. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1912; member of South Carolina state senate from Colleton County, 1923-26. Methodist. Member, Knights of Pythias; Knights of Khorassan; Freemasons. Died in Walterboro, Colleton County, S.C., January 19, 1939 (age 69 years, 315 days). Interment at Live Oak Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Hansford Duncan Padgett (1839-1923) and Isabella (Goodwin) Padgett (1842-1888); married to Ethel Murray Moorer (1876-1965).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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