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York County
South Carolina

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in York County

Index to Locations

  • Clover Beersheba Presbyterian Church Cemetery
  • Clover Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery
  • Fort Mill Flint Hill Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Rock Hill Neely's Creek Associate Reformed Church Cemetery
  • York Bethesda Presbyterian Church Cemetery
  • York Rose Hill Cemetery


    Beersheba Presbyterian Church Cemetery
    Clover, York County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Turner Allison (1798-1882) — of York District (now York County), S.C. Born in York District (now York County), S.C., August 17, 1798. Physician; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1838-43; delegate to South Carolina secession convention from York, 1860-62. Died October 21, 1882 (age 84 years, 65 days). Interment at Beersheba Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert Eugene Allison (1754-1827) and Sarah (Turner) Allison (1755-1841); married to Martha Burnett Clinton (1803-1877).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery
    Clover, York County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      John Neely Mellon (1852-1887) — also known as John N. Mellon — of Belmont, Gaston County, N.C. Born in North Carolina, 1852. Democrat. Postmaster at Garibaldi, N.C., 1885-86; Belmont, N.C., 1886-87. Died in North Carolina, August 7, 1887 (age about 35 years). Interment at Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Mary Ann (Neely) Mellon (1819-1895) and George W. Mellon (1820-1891); brother of Cinthia Jane Mellon (1850-1905; step-mother of George M. Gullick (1866-1913); step-grandmother of John Andrew Gullick Jr.).
      Political family: Gullick-Mellon family of Belmont, North Carolina.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Flint Hill Baptist Church Cemetery
    Fort Mill, York County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      William Pettus (1768-1818) — of South Carolina. Born in Hanover, Hanover County, Va., 1768. Member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1810-18; died in office 1818. Died February 19, 1818 (age about 49 years). Interment at Flint Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.


    Neely's Creek Associate Reformed Church Cemetery
    974 Neelys Creek Road
    Rock Hill, York County, South Carolina
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Smithwick Gettys (1912-2003) — also known as Thomas S. Gettys — of Rock Hill, York County, S.C. Born in Rock Hill, York County, S.C., June 19, 1912. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; staff for U.S. Rep. James P. Richards; postmaster; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 5th District, 1964-74; resigned 1974. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Elks; Rotary. Died in Rock Hill, York County, S.C., June 8, 2003 (age 90 years, 354 days). Interment at Neely's Creek Associate Reformed Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John E. Gettys and Maud (Martin) Gettys; married to Mary Phillips White.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail


    Bethesda Presbyterian Church Cemetery
    York, York County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      William Bratton (1742-1815) — Born in County Antrim, Ireland (now Northern Ireland), 1742. Planter; served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of South Carolina state house of representatives from New Acquisition District, 1785-90; delegate to South Carolina state constitutional convention, 1790; member of South Carolina state senate from York, 1790-94. Died February 9, 1815 (age about 72 years). Interment at Bethesda Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Martha Robinson (1749-1816); grandfather of John Simpson Bratton (1831-1898).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Samuel Lawrence Rainey (1789-1867) — also known as Samuel Rainey — of Guthriesville, York District (now York County), S.C. Born in 1789. Delegate to South Carolina secession convention from York, 1860-62. Died in 1867 (age about 78 years). Interment at Bethesda Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Rainey (1743-1813) and Mary (Fondren) Rainey (1752-1842); married to Leathea L. Beckham (1797-1835).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Rose Hill Cemetery
    York, York County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      David Edward Finley (1861-1917) — also known as David E. Finley — of Yorkville (now York), York County, S.C. Born in Trenton, Phillips County, Ark., February 28, 1861. Democrat. Lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives from York County, 1890-91; member of South Carolina state senate from York County, 1892-96; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 5th District, 1899-1917; died in office 1917. Member, Phi Kappa Psi. Died in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C., January 26, 1917 (age 55 years, 333 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Elizabeth Gist (1862-1954).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Alexander Stuart Wallace (1810-1893) — also known as Alexander S. Wallace — of Yorkville (now York), York County, S.C. Born in York District (now York County), S.C., December 30, 1810. Republican. Planter; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1852-55, 1858-59, 1865-66; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 4th District, 1869-77. Slaveowner. Died in Yorkville (now York), York County, S.C., June 27, 1893 (age 82 years, 179 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Catherine (Stewart) Wallace (1771-1840) and McCasland Wallace (1773-1862); married to Nancy Lee Ratchford (1810-1883).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Paul Grier McCorkle (1863-1934) — also known as Paul G. McCorkle — of York, York County, S.C. Born in Yorkville, York District (now York, York County), S.C., December 19, 1863. Democrat. Cotton broker; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 5th District, 1917; York County Coroner, 1920-34. Died in Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn., June 2, 1934 (age 70 years, 165 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Blackburn Wilson Jr. (1850-1920) — of Rock Hill, York County, S.C. Born in York, York County, S.C., January 12, 1850. Lawyer; fled to Texas in 1871-73 to avoid federal prosecution over his Klan activities; member of South Carolina state house of representatives from York County, 1884-88; member of South Carolina state senate from York County, 1888-92; delegate to South Carolina state constitutional convention from York County, 1895. Episcopalian. Member, Ku Klux Klan; Knights of Pythias; Freemasons. Died in Rock Hill, York County, S.C., April 30, 1920 (age 70 years, 109 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Blackburn Wilson and Arrah Minerva (Lowry) Wilson (1828-1869); brother of John Stanyarne Wilson (1859-1928); married, December 29, 1875, to Isabella Hinton Miller (1857-1945).
      Political families: Wilson family of York, South Carolina; King-Hazard family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Lewis Wallace (1911-1984) — also known as W. Lewis Wallace — of York, York County, S.C. Born May 2, 1911. Democrat. Member of South Carolina state house of representatives from York County, 1940-48; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1944 (alternate), 1956, 1964; member of South Carolina state senate, 1949-56, 1969-72 (York County 1949-56, 8th District 1969-72). Died July 5, 1984 (age 73 years, 64 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.
      Archibald Ingram Barron (1807-1887) — of Yorkville, York District (now York, York County), S.C. Born in Ebenezer, York District (now part of Rock Hill, York County), S.C., July 4, 1807. Delegate to South Carolina secession convention from York, 1860-62. Died August 20, 1887 (age 80 years, 47 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Barron (1772-1841) and Frances (Stewart) Barron (1777-1857); married to Mary Adams Pressly (1812-1884).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Blackburn Wilson (1827-1894) — of Yorkville, York District (now York, York County), S.C. Born in Columbia, Richland District (now Richland County), S.C., April 5, 1827. Delegate to South Carolina secession convention from York, 1860-62. Died in Yorkville (now York), York County, S.C., March 3, 1894 (age 66 years, 332 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Stanyarne Wilson and Anna Maria (Blackburn) Wilson; married to Arrah Minerva Lowry (1828-1869); married 1870 to Annie Latta (1841-1910); father of William Blackburn Wilson Jr. and John Stanyarne Wilson (1859-1928).
      Political families: Wilson family of York, South Carolina; King-Hazard family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John M. Spratt — of York, York County, S.C. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1936, 1964 (alternate). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.

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