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Dillon County
South Carolina

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Dillon County

Index to Locations

  • Dothan Cemetery
  • Sweet Swamp Cemetery
  • Dillon Riverside Cemetery
  • Latta Haselden Cemetery
  • Latta Magnolia Cemetery
  • Minturn Alford Cemetery


    Dothan Cemetery
    Dillon County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Preston Lang Bethea — also known as P. L. Bethea — of Minturn, Dillon County, S.C.; Dillon, Dillon County, S.C. Democrat. Member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1930; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1936, 1940. Interment at Dothan Cemetery.


    Sweet Swamp Cemetery
    Dillon County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Alfred Walker Bethea (1816-1865) — also known as Alfred W. Bethea — of Reedy Creek, Marion District (now Dillon County), S.C. Born November 12, 1816. Physician; delegate to South Carolina secession convention from Marion, 1860-62. Shot and killed by a deserter, February 18, 1865 (age 48 years, 98 days). Interment at Sweet Swamp Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Bethea (1787-1827) and Hannah (Walker) Bethea (1788-1865); married to Flora Jane Bethea (1822-1897).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Riverside Cemetery
    Dillon, Dillon County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      James Douglass Manning (1882-1960) — of Dillon County, S.C. Born in Dillon, Dillon County, S.C., October 31, 1882. Member of South Carolina state senate from Dillon County, 1939-46. Died in Dillon County, S.C., January 8, 1960 (age 77 years, 69 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Florence (Ellerbe) Manning (1854-1929) and James Haselden Manning; married to Norma Lee Hamer (1882-1938) and Alice Hasty (1909-1992); nephew of William Haselden Ellerbe (1862-1899) and James Edwin Ellerbe; first cousin of Earle Rogers Ellerbe; first cousin four times removed of Richard Irvine Manning (1789-1836); second cousin thrice removed of John Laurence Manning; third cousin twice removed of Richard Irvine Manning (1859-1931).
      Political family: Manning-Richardson-Ellerbe-Haselden family of South Carolina.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Haselden Cemetery
    Latta, Dillon County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      William Haselden Ellerbe (1862-1899) — of South Carolina. Born in Marion, Marion County, S.C., April 7, 1862. South Carolina state comptroller general, 1891-95; Governor of South Carolina, 1897-99; died in office 1899. Died, of consumption (tuberculosis), in Sellers, Marion County, S.C., June 2, 1899 (age 37 years, 56 days). Interment at Haselden Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William S. Ellerbe (1832-1899) and Sarah E. (Haselden) Ellerbe (1833-1891); brother of James Edwin Ellerbe; married, June 29, 1887, to Henrietta Rogers (1864-1929); father of Earle Rogers Ellerbe (1888-1971); uncle of James Douglass Manning; first cousin and brother-in-law of James Haselden Manning.
      Political family: Manning-Richardson-Ellerbe-Haselden family of South Carolina.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Edwin Ellerbe (1867-1916) — also known as J. Edwin Ellerbe — of Marion, Marion County, S.C. Born in Sellers, Marion County, S.C., January 12, 1867. Democrat. Farmer; merchant; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1894-96; delegate to South Carolina state constitutional convention, 1895; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 6th District, 1905-13. Methodist. Died, of pulmonary tuberculosis, in Asheville, Buncombe County, N.C., October 17, 1916 (age 49 years, 279 days). Interment at Haselden Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William S. Ellerbe and Sarah Elizabeth (Haselden) Ellerbe; brother of William Haselden Ellerbe (1862-1899); married, November 23, 1887, to Nellie Converse Elford (1866-1941); uncle of James Douglass Manning and Earle Rogers Ellerbe; first cousin and brother-in-law of James Haselden Manning.
      Political family: Manning-Richardson-Ellerbe-Haselden family of South Carolina.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Magnolia Cemetery
    Latta, Dillon County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      James Haselden Manning (1857-1936) — of Dillon, Dillon County, S.C. Born in Little Rock, Dillon County, S.C., April 16, 1857. Democrat. Farmer; member of South Carolina state senate from Dillon County, 1911-14; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1916. Died in Florence County, S.C., March 2, 1936 (age 78 years, 321 days). Interment at Magnolia Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Annie Mariah (Haselden) Manning (1831-1903) and Thomas J. Manning (1835-1864); married to Florence Ellerbe (1854-1929); father of James Douglass Manning; first cousin and brother-in-law of William Haselden Ellerbe (1862-1899) and James Edwin Ellerbe; first cousin once removed and uncle by marriage of Earle Rogers Ellerbe; first cousin thrice removed of Richard Irvine Manning (1789-1836); second cousin twice removed of John Laurence Manning; third cousin once removed of Richard Irvine Manning (1859-1931).
      Political family: Manning-Richardson-Ellerbe-Haselden family of South Carolina.


    Alford Cemetery
    Minturn, Dillon County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Brooks Alford (1893-1955) — also known as T. Brooks Alford — Born in Dillon, Dillon County, S.C., May 1, 1893. U.S. Vice Consul in Riga, 1916-17. Died in Columbia, Richland County, S.C., June 9, 1955 (age 62 years, 39 days). Interment at Alford Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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