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Marlboro County
South Carolina

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Marlboro County

Index to Locations

  • Ideal Cemetery
  • Private or family graveyards
  • Bennettsville McCall Cemetery
  • Near Brownsville Rogers Cemetery
  • Wallace Wallace Baptist Church Cemetery


    Ideal Cemetery
    Marlboro County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Edward James Sawyer (1854-1929) — also known as E. J. Sawyer — of Bennettsville, Marlboro County, S.C. Born in North Carolina, October, 1854. Republican. School teacher; grocer; postmaster at Bennettsville, S.C., 1883-85, 1892-93; candidate for U.S. Representative from South Carolina 6th District, 1896; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1912, 1920, 1928. African ancestry. Died in Bennettsville, Marlboro County, S.C., 1929 (age about 74 years). Interment at Ideal Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Edward James Sawyer, Sr. and Charlotte (Hall) Sawyer; married to Ella Georgiana David (1863-1933).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Private or family graveyard
    Marlboro County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      John Campbell (c.1795-1845) — of Parnassus (now Blenheim), Marlboro County, S.C. Born near Brownsville, Marlboro County, S.C., about 1795. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from South Carolina, 1829-31, 1837-45 (3rd District 1829-31, 1st District 1837-39, 2nd District 1839-41, 4th District 1841-45). Slaveowner. Died in Parnassus (now Blenheim), Marlboro County, S.C., May 19, 1845 (age about 50 years). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Brother of Robert Blair Campbell (c.1787-1862).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    McCall Cemetery
    Bennettsville, Marlboro County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
    John L. McLaurin John Lowndes McLaurin (1860-1934) — also known as John L. McLaurin — of Bennettsville, Marlboro County, S.C. Born in Marlboro County, S.C., May 9, 1860. Democrat. Lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1890-91; South Carolina state attorney general, 1891-97; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 6th District, 1892-97; resigned 1897; U.S. Senator from South Carolina, 1897-1903; in Februry, 1902, he was accused, by fellow South Carolina senator Ben Tillman, of accepting a bribe (in the form of federal patronage) to support a treaty; he called Tillman a liar, and the two came to blows on the Senate floor; both were censured by the Senate; member of South Carolina state senate from Marlboro County, 1913-14; South Carolina Warehouse Commissioner, 1915-17. Died in Bennettsville, Marlboro County, S.C., July 20, 1934 (age 74 years, 72 days). Interment at McCall Cemetery.
      Cross-reference: Frazier B. Baker
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, July, 1897


    Rogers Cemetery
    Near Brownsville, Marlboro County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Barnabas Kelet Henagan (1798-1855) — of South Carolina. Born June 7, 1798. Governor of South Carolina, 1840. Died January 10, 1855 (age 56 years, 217 days). Interment at Rogers Cemetery.
      See also National Governors Association biography


    Wallace Baptist Church Cemetery
    Wallace, Marlboro County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Paul Allen Wallace (1901-1958) — also known as Paul A. Wallace — of Wallace, Marlboro County, S.C. Born in Bennettsville, Marlboro County, S.C., July 15, 1901. Democrat. Member of South Carolina state senate from Marlboro County, 1947-58; died in office 1958; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1956. On the night of the 1958 Democratic primary, he and others gathered in the sheriff's office at the Marlboro County Courthouse to hear election returns on the radio; he had just learned he had won renomination, when Court Clerk Henry A. Rogers entered the room and shot him four times; he died about twenty minutes later, in the emergency room of a nearby hospital, in Bennettsville, Marlboro County, S.C., June 10, 1958 (age 56 years, 330 days). On June 27, Rogers hanged himself in the South Carolina state mental hospital. Interment at Wallace Baptist Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Percy Wallace and Lillie (Allen) Wallace; married, May 25, 1920, to Ethelyne Gardner (1900-1986); father of William Paul Wallace (1921-2013).
      Lake Paul Wallace, in Marlboro County, South Carolina, is named for him.
      Epitaph: "With forgetfulness of self, humility of spirit, and nobility of character, he followed in his Master's footsteps in service to his fellowman."
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Paul Wallace (1921-2013) — also known as William P. Wallace; Billy Wallace — of Marlboro County, S.C. Born in Bennettsville, Marlboro County, S.C., October 19, 1921. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of South Carolina state senate from Marlboro County, 1958. Baptist. Member, Rotary. Died December 31, 2013 (age 92 years, 73 days). Interment at Wallace Baptist Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Ethelyne (Gardner) Wallace (1900-1986) and Paul Allen Wallace (1901-1958); married to Martha Laney (1927-1978).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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