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Darlington County
South Carolina

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Darlington County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Darlington Darlington Memorial Cemetery
  • Darlington First Baptist Cemetery
  • Darlington First Baptist Churchyard
  • Darlington Grove Hill Cemetery
  • Society Hill Episcopal Cemetery
  • Society Hill Society Hill Cemetery
  • Society Hill Welsh Neck Baptist Church Cemetery


    Private or family graveyards
    Darlington County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Josiah James Evans (1786-1858) — also known as Josiah J. Evans — of Society Hill, Darlington County, S.C. Born in Marlborough District (now Marlboro County), S.C., November 27, 1786. Lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1812-13; circuit judge in South Carolina, 1829-35; U.S. Senator from South Carolina, 1853-58; died in office 1858. Slaveowner. Died in Washington, D.C., May 6, 1858 (age 71 years, 160 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard; cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      David Rogerson Williams (1776-1830) — also known as David R. Williams — of Society Hill, Darlington County, S.C. Born in South Carolina, March 8, 1776. Democrat. U.S. Representative from South Carolina 3rd District, 1805-09, 1811-13; Governor of South Carolina, 1814-16. Slaveowner. Died November 17, 1830 (age 54 years, 254 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography
      Lemuel Benton (1754-1818) — of South Carolina. Born in Granville County, N.C., 1754. Democrat. Colonel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1782-88; county justice in South Carolina, 1785-91; delegate to South Carolina convention to ratify U.S. constitution, 1788; delegate to South Carolina state constitutional convention, 1790; U.S. Representative from South Carolina, 1793-99 (3rd District 1793-97, at-large 1797-99); defeated, 1798. Slaveowner. Died in Darlington, Darlington District (now Darlington County), S.C., May 18, 1818 (age about 63 years). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Great-grandfather of George William Dargan (1841-1898).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Darlington Memorial Cemetery
    Friendship Street
    Darlington, Darlington County, South Carolina
    Founded 1890
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      William Howard (1875-1953) — of Darlington, Darlington County, S.C. Born in Sumter County, S.C., 1875. Republican. Minister; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1924, 1928 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1936 (alternate); printing business. Baptist. African ancestry. Died, from uremia due to prostate adenoma, in Saunders Memorial Hospital, Florence, Florence County, S.C., May 21, 1953 (age about 77 years). Interment at Darlington Memorial Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert B. Howard and Classie Howard; married 1906 to Mabel Keith (1877-1963).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    First Baptist Cemetery
    Darlington, Darlington County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Alexander Dromgoole Sims (1803-1848) — of South Carolina. Born in Virginia, 1803. Democrat. Member of South Carolina state legislature, 1840; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 4th District, 1845-48; died in office 1848. Slaveowner. Died in 1848 (age about 45 years). Interment at First Baptist Cemetery; cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
      Relatives: Nephew of George Coke Dromgoole (1797-1847).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    First Baptist Churchyard
    Darlington, Darlington County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      George William Dargan (1841-1898) — also known as George W. Dargan — of Darlington, Darlington County, S.C. Born near Darlington, Darlington County, S.C., May 11, 1841. Democrat. U.S. Representative from South Carolina 6th District, 1883-91. Died in Darlington, Darlington County, S.C., June 29, 1898 (age 57 years, 49 days). Interment at First Baptist Churchyard.
      Relatives: Great-grandson of Lemuel Benton (1754-1818).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Julius Alfred Dargan (1815-1861) — also known as Julius A. Dargan — of Darlington, Darlington District (now Darlington County), S.C. Born in 1815. Lawyer; delegate to South Carolina secession convention from Darlington, 1860-61; died in office 1861. Died March 9, 1861 (age about 45 years). Interment at First Baptist Churchyard.
      Relatives: Son of Timothy Dargan (1771-1839) and Lydia (Keith) Dargan (1782-1849); married to Martha I. Woods (1820-1885).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Grove Hill Cemetery
    Darlington, Darlington County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Albertus Chambers Spain (1821-1881) — of Sumter, Sumter District (now Sumter County), S.C.; Darlington, Darlington County, S.C. Born in York District (now York County), S.C., January 11, 1821. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1850; delegate to South Carolina secession convention from Sumter, 1860-62. Died in Darlington, Darlington County, S.C., June 22, 1881 (age 60 years, 162 days). Interment at Grove Hill Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Episcopal Cemetery
    Society Hill, Darlington County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      John McQueen (1804-1867) — of Bennettsville, Marlboro County, S.C. Born in Robeson County, N.C., February 9, 1804. Democrat. U.S. Representative from South Carolina, 1849-61 (4th District 1849-53, 1st District 1853-61); Representative from South Carolina in the Confederate Congress, 1862-64. Slaveowner. Died in Society Hill, Darlington County, S.C., August 30, 1867 (age 63 years, 202 days). Interment at Episcopal Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Society Hill Cemetery
    Society Hill, Darlington County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      John Culpepper (1761-1841) — of Allenton, Robeson County, N.C.; Lawrenceville (now Mt. Gilead), Montgomery County, N.C. Born near Wadesboro, Anson County, N.C., 1761. U.S. Representative from North Carolina, 1807-08, 1808-09, 1813-17, 1819-21, 1823-25, 1827-29 (7th District 1807-08, 1808-09, at-large 1813-15, 7th District 1815-17, 1819-21, 1823-25, 1827-29). Slaveowner. Died in Darlington County, S.C., January, 1841 (age about 79 years). Interment at Society Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Welsh Neck Baptist Church Cemetery
    Society Hill, Darlington County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Smith (1793-1875) — of Society Hill, Darlington District (now Darlington County), S.C. Born in England, January 9, 1793. Delegate to South Carolina secession convention from Darlington, 1861-62. Died in Society Hill, Darlington County, S.C., March 8, 1875 (age 82 years, 58 days). Interment at Welsh Neck Baptist Church Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Isaac DeLiesseline Wilson (1810-1889) — of Society Hill, Darlington District (now Darlington County), S.C. Born in Society Hill, Darlington District (now Darlington County), S.C., March 2, 1810. Delegate to South Carolina secession convention from Darlington, 1860-62. Died in Society Hill, Darlington County, S.C., October 18, 1889 (age 79 years, 230 days). Interment at Welsh Neck Baptist Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Flavel Wilson (1782-1851) and Elizabeth (DeLiesseline) Wilson (1790-1812); married to Margaret Jane Sparks (1815-1875).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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