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Chester County
South Carolina

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Chester County

Index to Locations

  • Chester County Cemetery
  • Richardson Church Cemetery
  • Private or family graveyards
  • Chester Evergreen Cemetery
  • Chester Hopewell Reformed Presbyterian Church Cemetery


    Chester County Cemetery
    Chester County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
    Wilbur G. Grant Wilbur Gill Grant (1906-1964) — also known as Wilbur G. Grant — of Chester, Chester County, S.C. Born in Rodman, Chester County, S.C., May 20, 1906. Democrat. Merchant; farmer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives from Chester County, 1935-38, 1941-42; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1936 (alternate), 1944, 1956; member of South Carolina state senate from Chester County, 1943-64. Member, Knights of Pythias; Junior Order; Redmen; Odd Fellows; Elks. Died in 1964 (age about 58 years). Interment at Chester County Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Major J. Grant and Emma E. (Knox) Grant; married, December 26, 1946, to Belva M. Funderburk.
      Image source: South Carolina Legislative Manual 1964


    Richardson Church Cemetery
    Chester County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      John McCreary (1761-1833) — of South Carolina. Born in Chester County, S.C., 1761. Member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1800; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 8th District, 1819-21. Died November 4, 1833 (age about 72 years). Interment at Richardson Church Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Private or family graveyards
    Chester County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Wade Moore (1809-1871) — also known as Thomas W. Moore — of Chester District (now Chester County), S.C. Born in 1809. Delegate to South Carolina secession convention from Chester, 1860-62. Died in 1871 (age about 62 years). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Son of Michael Moore (1752-1817) and Rebecca (Wade) Moore (1778-1851).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Richard Woods (1813-1884) — of Carmel Hill, Chester District (now Chester County), S.C. Born August 10, 1813. Delegate to South Carolina secession convention from Chester, 1860-62. Died December 16, 1884 (age 71 years, 128 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Married to Elizabeth Pinchback (1819-1856).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Evergreen Cemetery
    Chester, Chester County, South Carolina
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Giles Jared Patterson (1827-1891) — of Chester, Chester County, S.C. Born in South Carolina, January 10, 1827. Lawyer; member of South Carolina state senate, 1870. Died December 13, 1891 (age 64 years, 337 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Mary Virginia Ross (1847-1926); father of Giles Jared Patterson (1885-?).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Arthur Lee Gaston (1876-1951) — of Chester, Chester County, S.C. Born in Chester, Chester County, S.C., August 14, 1876. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1900-06; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1920; director of banks and cotton mills. Presbyterian. Member, Rotary. Died, from Hodgkins lymphoma, in Charlotte Memorial Hospital, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C., August 13, 1951 (age 74 years, 364 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Chalmers Gaston (1847-1885) and Adelaide (Lee) Gaston (1854-1895); married, December 3, 1902, to Virginia Carolina Aiken (1881-1907); married, April 20, 1910, to Edith Byrd Smith (1885-1914).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Robert Ephram Abell (1887-1963) — also known as Robert E. Abell — of Chester, Chester County, S.C. Born in Chester County, S.C., October 12, 1887. Democrat. Surgeon; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1940. Died, from a suspected coronary occlusion, due to emphysema and pneumonia, in Memorial Hospital, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C., March 9, 1963 (age 75 years, 148 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joshua L. Abell and Sophia (Erwin) Abell; married to Alice Hall Glenn (1894-1981).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Hopewell Reformed Presbyterian Church Cemetery
    Chester, Chester County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Witherspoon Hemphill (1915-1983) — of Chester, Chester County, S.C. Born in Chester, Chester County, S.C., May 10, 1915. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1947-48; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 5th District, 1957-64; Judge of U.S. District Court, 1964. Died in Chester, Chester County, S.C., December 25, 1983 (age 68 years, 229 days). Interment at Hopewell Reformed Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Grandnephew of William Huggins Brawley and John James Hemphill (1849-1912); great-grandnephew of John Hemphill; second great-grandson of Robert Witherspoon.
      Political family: Hemphill family of Chester, South Carolina.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


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