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Kershaw County
South Carolina

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Kershaw County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Camden Forest Lawn Memorial Park
  • Camden Knights Hill Cemetery
  • Camden Quaker Cemetery
  • Liberty Hill Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church Cemetery


    Private or family graveyard
    Kershaw County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      John Kershaw (1765-1829) — of Camden, Kershaw District (now Kershaw County), S.C. Born in Camden, Camden District (now Kershaw County), S.C., September 12, 1765. Democrat. Lawyer; planter; grain milling business; delegate to South Carolina convention to ratify U.S. constitution, 1790; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1792; mayor of Camden, S.C., 1798, 1801, 1811, 1822; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 9th District, 1813-15. Died in Camden, Kershaw District (now Kershaw County), S.C., August 4, 1829 (age 63 years, 326 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Kershaw (1727-1791) and Sarah (Mathis) Kershaw (1744-1789); married 1812 to Harriet DuBose (1791-1845); father of Joseph Brevard Kershaw (1822-1894).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Forest Lawn Memorial Park
    Camden, Kershaw County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      John Carl West (1922-2004) — also known as John C. West — of near Camden, Kershaw County, S.C. Born in Camden, Kershaw County, S.C., August 27, 1922. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of South Carolina state senate from Kershaw County, 1955-66; Governor of South Carolina, 1971-75; U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, 1977-81. Presbyterian. Member, Kiwanis; Phi Beta Kappa; American Legion; Forty and Eight. Died March 21, 2004 (age 81 years, 207 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Shelton J. West and Mattie (Ratterree) West; married, August 29, 1942, to Lois Rhame.
      Campaign slogan: "Elect A Good Man Governor."
      See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Knights Hill Cemetery
    Camden, Kershaw County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      James Chesnut, Jr. (1815-1885) — of Camden, Kershaw District (now Kershaw County), S.C. Born near Camden, Kershaw County, S.C., January 18, 1815. Democrat. Member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1842; member of South Carolina state senate, 1854; U.S. Senator from South Carolina, 1858-60; delegate to South Carolina secession convention from Kershaw, 1860-62; Delegate from South Carolina to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62; candidate for Senator from South Carolina in the Confederate Congress, 1861; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1868, 1872. When the Civil War began, he left Washington but did not resign his seat in the Senate; one of ten Southern senators expelled in absentia on July 11, 1861. Died in Camden, Kershaw County, S.C., February 1, 1885 (age 70 years, 14 days). Interment at Knights Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son-in-law of Stephen Decatur Miller (1787-1838).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article


    Quaker Cemetery
    Camden, Kershaw County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      John Peter Richardson (1831-1899) — of South Carolina. Born in Clarendon District (now Clarendon County), S.C., September 25, 1831. Governor of South Carolina, 1886-90. Died July 6, 1899 (age 67 years, 284 days). Interment at Quaker Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Peter Richardson and Juliania Augusta Manning (Richardson) Richardson (1804-1834); grandnephew of James Burchill Richardson; first cousin of John Laurence Manning; first cousin once removed of Richard Irvine Manning (1789-1836) and Richard Irvine Manning (1859-1931).
      Political family: Manning-Richardson-Ellerbe-Haselden family of South Carolina.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Joseph Brevard (1766-1821) — of Camden, Kershaw District (now Kershaw County), S.C. Born in Iredell, Iredell County, N.C., July 19, 1766. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1796-99; justice of South Carolina state supreme court, 1801-15; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 9th District, 1819-21; defeated, 1821. Died in Camden, Kershaw District (now Kershaw County), S.C., October 11, 1821 (age 55 years, 84 days). Interment at Quaker Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Thomas Jefferson Withers (1804-1865) — of Camden, Kershaw District (now Kershaw County), S.C. Born in Ebenezer (now part of Rock Hill), York County, S.C., 1804. Delegate to South Carolina secession convention from Kershaw, 1860-61; resigned 1861; Delegate from South Carolina to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861. Died in Camden, Kershaw County, S.C., November 7, 1865 (age about 61 years). Interment at Quaker Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Thomas Jefferson
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Doby Kennedy (1840-1896) — of South Carolina. Born in Camden, Kershaw County, S.C., January 5, 1840. General in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1878-82; candidate for Governor of South Carolina, 1882. Died April 14, 1896 (age 56 years, 100 days). Interment at Quaker Cemetery.
      Joseph Brevard Kershaw (1822-1894) — of Camden, Kershaw County, S.C. Born in Camden, Kershaw District (now Kershaw County), S.C., January 5, 1822. Served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1856; delegate to South Carolina secession convention from Kershaw, 1860-62; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of South Carolina state senate, 1865; state court judge in South Carolina, 1877-93; postmaster at Camden, S.C., 1894. Quaker. Member, Freemasons. Died in Camden, Kershaw County, S.C., April 13, 1894 (age 72 years, 98 days). Interment at Quaker Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Kershaw (1765-1829) and Harriet (DuBose) Kershaw (1791-1845); married to Lucretia Douglas (1825-1902).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William R. Taylor (c.1830-1867) — of Camden, Kershaw District (now Kershaw County), S.C. Born about 1830. Delegate to South Carolina secession convention from Kershaw, 1861-62. Died in Camden, Kershaw District (now Kershaw County), S.C., September 15, 1867 (age about 37 years). Interment at Quaker Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Thomas Ancrum (1888-1967) — of Camden, Kershaw County, S.C. Born in Abbeville, Abbeville County, S.C., August 4, 1888. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1944. Died April 25, 1967 (age 78 years, 264 days). Interment at Quaker Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church Cemetery
    Liberty Hill, Kershaw County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      John Gardiner Richards (1864-1941) — also known as John G. Richards — of South Carolina. Born September 11, 1864. Democrat. Governor of South Carolina, 1927-31; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1928. Presbyterian. Died October 9, 1941 (age 77 years, 28 days). Interment at Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
      James Prioleau Richards (1894-1979) — also known as James P. Richards — of Lancaster, Lancaster County, S.C. Born in Liberty Hill, Kershaw County, S.C., August 31, 1894. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; probate judge in South Carolina, 1923-33; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 5th District, 1933-57. Died in Lancaster, Lancaster County, S.C., February 21, 1979 (age 84 years, 174 days). Interment at Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
      Cross-reference: Thomas S. Gettys
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


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