DUNCAN CREEK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH


This cemetery is located 5 miles east of Clinton near Newberry line in Laurens County, South Carolina. This church was organized in 1764.

   photo:  Gerald McCrary
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"About the year 1763 or 1764, Messrs. Joseph Adair, Thomas Erving, William Hanna, Andrew McCrory and his brothers, united in building a house of worship.
"Duncan Creek Church is situated in Laurens district, on the waters of Enoree, a branch of Broad river. It was principally composed of emigrants from Ireland and Pennsylvania with their descendants, some of whom settled here as early as 1758. The original settlement was made three years before Braddock's defeat, by Mr. John Duncan, of Aberdeen, Scotland, who first emigrated to Pennsylvania, and thence removed here and settled on the creek which bears his name. He was the highest settler by ten miles in the fork between the Saluda and Broad rivers, and the only man at this time who had either negro, wagon, or still, in this part of the world. His nearest neighbor was Jacob Pennington, living on the Enoree below. "About the year 1763 or 1764, Messrs. Joseph Adair, Thomas Erving, William Hanna, Andrew McCrory and his brothers, united in building a house of worship. In 1766 they were visited by Mr. Duffield, Mr. Fuller, and Mr. Campbell. Mr. Duffield was probably George D.D., who was licensed by the presbytery of Newcastle in 1756, and was sent by the synod of New York to Carolina in 1765, and was afterwards settled in Carlisle and Philadelphia. Campbell was James Campbell, who joined the South Carolina presbytery in 1758, and became pastor of the Bluff church in North Carolina. Afterwards they were visited by Rev. Hezekiah Balch, licensed by the presbytery of Newcastle in 1768-9. Mr. Balch advised the people to choose elders. This was done. Andrew McCrory, Joseph Adair, and Robert Hanna, were elected, and ordained by Mr. Balch. James Pollock and Thomas Logan having come into the bounds of the congregation a short time before, the former from Pennsylvania and the latter from Ireland, on producing certificates of their membership and ordination, were chosen elders of this church. The communion was also administered, the number of communicants at that time being about sixty. "The manners and dress of these first settlers must have been quite primitive. Their dress was as follows: hunting shirt, leggings, and moccasins, adorned with buckles and beads. The hair was clubbed and tied up in a little deerskin or silk bag. At another time they wore their hair cued and rolled up in a black ribbon or bear's-gut dressed and dyed black. Again it became a custom to shave off the hair and wear white linen caps with ruffles around. The women's dress was long-eared caps, Virginia bonnets, short gowns, long gowns, stays, stomachers, quilted petticoats, high wooded heels. There was little market for produce except to the new settlers. Trade was carried on in skins and furs. Deer and beaver skins were a lawful tender in payment of debts. Winter skins were 18 pence sterling, Indian-dressed skins $1 per pound.

Testimony of James Duncan, son of the first settler

Source: "History of the Presbyterian Church in South Carolina" by George Howe, 1965, Volume I, pg. 335-336.

 

                   
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I took these December 2012 - my first visit

South Carolina Department of Archives and History
 
National Register Properties in South Carolina
 Duncan's Creek Presbyterian Church

 with photos
 
National Register Properties in South Carolina
Duncan's Creek Presbyterian Church, Laurens County (S.C. Sec. Rd. 34, Clinton vicinity)

(Old Rock Church) Duncan’s Creek Presbyterian Church, built ca. 1842, is one of the earliest examples of rural church architecture in the upper part of the state. Its unadorned simplicity and solid stone construction are characteristic of buildings erected by early Scotch-Irish settlers in the Southeast. A simple rectangular building constructed of irregular stones, the church stands as a reminder of mid-nineteenth century rustic church architecture. The gable end is the main entrance façade and is centered with double doors flanked by two narrow windows at a slightly higher level. Its simplicity, uncomplicated symmetry, and fine stone masonry are features that make it a valuable record of upcountry rural architecture. One of the few changes made in the church was the removal of the original rear slave gallery in the first third of the twentieth century. Many churches in Laurens County are “daughters” of this old church as members of its congregation left to establish new churches in neighboring areas. The church is situated on a wooded site and is flanked by a cemetery containing carved stone markers of both Revolutionary and Civil War soldiers. The earliest grave dates from 1776. Listed in the National Register November 15, 1973.

The following served in the Revolutionary War and their names are listed on a marble tablet placed by the DARs on the front inside wall of Duncan Creek Presbyterian Church:

Joseph Adair, Sr.
Joseph Adair, Jr.
James Adair, Sr.
Leonard Beasley
J. Bell
John Copeland
John Craig
James Craig
Robert Hanna
Thomas Holland
Robert Long
Thomas Logan
Thomas McCrary
Joseph Ramage
William Underwood
George Young, Sr.

photo above courtesy of friend and fellow researcher, Gerald McCrary, R.I.P.

This one was taken by me, Christmastime, 2012 - I finally made it to Duncan Creek!

The following historical excerpts were taken from the South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research:

The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Volume XII
Fall 1984 Number 4
EARLY ELDERS OF DUNCAN CREEK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH LAURENS COUNTY, SC

While the early records of Duncan Creek Presbyterian Church (near Clinton, SC) were destroyed by fire in 1844, a record of the first elders was kept and recorded in the book beginning in 1844 and going through 1891. A copy of this record may be seen at the Historical Foundation of the Presbyterian and Reformed Churches, Montreat, NC, as well as a copy kept by the church itself. Only the names of the earliest elders are published here.

"These were the first Elders ordained by Revd. Hezekiah Balch, before or during the war"

Andrew McCrery
Joseph Adair Sen
Thomas Ewing
Robert Hanna ordained in Pennsylvania
James Polock
Thomas Logan ordained in Ireland
These six, first bench of Elders

            These six Elders were ordained in October 1788, by Revd. Joseph Alexander.
Thomas McCrery
Joseph Greer
Samuel Laird
Robert Long
James Craig
Robert Bell
The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Vol 13

Hazel Crowson Sellers of North Carolina in her book on Old South Carolina Churches says that John Duncan was joined by his friends Joseph Adair and Robert Long, both of whom were Revolutionary War soldiers, and that Hezekiah Balch held services at Duncan Creek as early as 1752. Joseph Palmer, a minister, is also said to have been a friend of John Duncan, and was so popular that when he went to Indiana in 1828 a number of the old friends followed him.

The present building at Duncan Creek is said to be the third erected on the lot, having been built in 1842, and the earliest known grave is that of Susannah Long, dated in 1776. A number of soldiers went from this church to fight in the patriot's cause.


Laurens County, SC Genealogy Trails - Duncan Creek Church

Find-a-Grave Duncan Creek Cemetery listing
There are many headstone pictures posted here


Revolutionary War Veteran        Confederate Veteran

OWENS, Robert
died Jan. 1, 1848, age about 56 (b. 1792)

OWENS, Martha Jane, wife of R.S. Owens, dau. of Charles & Elizabeth Ferguson
Nov. 8, 1825 - July 12, 1853

OWENS, Florella Jane, youngest daughter of Martha & Robert S. Owens
1853 - Oct. 1857

OWENS, Ma??
died in the year 1823

OWENS, Thomas, husband of Ailcey Owens
1789 - July 10, 1828
In the 39th Year of his Age

OWENS, Thomas
Nov. 1811 -(broken)

OWENS, Mattie Lou, dau. of T. & S. Owens
Feb 13,1870 - Aug 28, 1884

OWENS, John Robert, son of T. & S. Owens
1863 - Jan. 1887

OWENS, Susan, wife of Thomas Owens
Jan. 25, 183? - June 14, 1882

The following three persons are on the same stone:
BEASLEY, Lydia Owens, dau. of Thomas & Ailcey Owens, and wife of B.C. Beasley
Nov. 28, 1818 - June 12, 1845
BEASLEY, Thomas, son of B.C. & Lydia Beasley
died 1840, age 9 months
BEASLEY, Infant daughter of same
died 1845, age 3 weeks

GLASGOW, John L., buried between Thos. & Mattie Lou Owens
Sept. 15, 1824 - Oct. 18, 1858

GLASGOW, Winfield Scott, son of John L. & Sarah E. Glasgow
died 1852, age 2 yrs. 7 months, 22 days

GLASGOW, Infant son of same couple
born & died 1851

GLASGOW, Infant son of same couple
Born & died 1854

HILL,

Polina, dau. of James & M.A. Hill
1852 - 1853

HILL, Lewis Richard, son of James & M.A. Hill
born & died 1856

HILL, James Thomas, son of James & M.A. Hill
born & died 1855

LONG, Samuel
died Nov. 15, 1776, age 19

CRAIG, William (E.R.)
died Oct. 13, 1824, age 64 (1760)

CRAIG, Jane, his wife
died July 1, 1822, age 54 (1768)

CRAIG, James, Dr.
died Nov. 5, 1826, age 26 yrs. 8 months

CRAIG, John (E.R.)
died Oct. 19, 1843, age 50

CRAIG, William (D.C.)
died Oct. 9, 1824, age 64 (1760)

CRAIG, Susanna
died May 7, 1834, age 72 (1762)

COPELAND, Eleanor Craig, wife of Samuel Copeland & daughter of Wm. & Jane

CRAIG, E.R. died Oct. 12, 1825, age 21

COPELAND, William H., son of E.T. & C.A.O. Copeland
1854 - 1855

COPELAND, James
died Aug 15, 1869
(D.A.R number 813990 info, not on stone:  Born August 1793)

COPELAND, Elizabeth, wife of James, Sr.
died Nov. 29, 1844 (b. Aug. 27, 1799)

COPELAND, Leisel Watson, son of R.J. & M.E. Copeland
died July, 1871, age 8 months

COPELAND, L.W., 1st S.C. Cav., C.S.A.
March 14, 1825 - Dec. 27, 1894
(D.A.R number 813990 info, not on stone:  Leisel Watts Copeland)

COPELAND, Sarah Jane, wife of L.W. Copeland & dau. of Robert & Sarah Owens
died Dec. 24, 1860, age 30 years, 8 mos., 24 days
(D.A.R number 813990 info, not on stone:  Born March 31, 1830)


COPELAND, Martha Jane, dau. of L.W. & S.J. Copeland
d. Jan. 1854, age 10 months

COPELAND, Nannie J., dau. of L.W. & S.J. Copeland
d. June 13, 1864, age 3 years

COPELAND, Sarah Eliza, dau. of L.W. & S.J. Copeland
d. Aug. 4, 1866, age 15


COPELAND, Infant daughter of L.W. & L.T. Copeland
died July 1879

COPELAND, George Berly, twin son of L.W. & Lena T. Copeland
July 1874 - Sept. 1875

COPELAND, R.H., son of G.P. & M.A. Copeland
March - July 1856

TAYLOR, Irine Owens, daughter of Dr. E.F. & F.F. Taylor
1893-1895

TAYLOR, Dr. Edgar F.
1852-1936

TAYLOR, Fannie C.
1858-1897

TRIBBLE, Cornelius, son of Elijah & Nancy
Aug. 14, 1836 - Jan. 18, 1863 at Richmond, Va.

LEAK, Nancy J., consort of Robert B. Leak
April, 1829 - Oct. 24, 1855

LEAK, Robert Bluford
Aug. 17, 1818 - Feb. 22, 1859

LEAK, Martha A., daughter of R.B. & N.J. Leak
1853 - Aug. 1855

LEAK, David Thomas, son of R.B. & N.J. Leak
Oct. - Dec. 1851

LITTLE, James
July 12, 1803 - Oct. 11, 1854

LITTLE, Matilda, his wife
Jan. 25, 1803 - Oct. 23, 1854

LITTLE, J.S., dau. of Thomas & J.E.
Oct. 1849 - May 1850

LITTLE, David R., son of James and Matilda
March 1834 - May 1854

LITTLE, Robert J.R., son of John W. & Eliza
May 1854 - Jan. 1855

LITTLE, Cynthia A., dau. of James & Matilda
July 1841 - June 1857

LITTLE, Joseph E., son of Thomas & Jane E. Little
Jan. - June 1862

LITTLE, Thomas H., C.S.A.
Dec. 19, 1836 - Dec. 7, 1862 at Lynchburg, Va.

LITTLE, Chany John, son of J.W. & E.J. Little
March 1862 - Oct. 1878
LITTLE, John W.
Feb. 10, 1832-May 1, 1914

LITTLE, Eliza Jane, his wife
July 17, 1832-Dec. 14, 1905

LITTLE, David
Sept. 25, 1802 - March 7, 1852

LITTLE, Sarah, his wife
Jan. 16, 1812 - July 8, 1871

LITTLE, John
died Jan. 11, 1844, aged about 38 years

LITTLE, David, Sr. of Ireland
Nov. 11, 1767-Nov. 17, 1812

LITTLE, Mrs. Charity, his wife
1770 - Nov. 6, 1826

JACKS, John P.
Jan. 24, 1819 - Oct. 26, 1867

JACKS, Mrs. N.A., his wife
Aug. 17, 1832 - Nov. 22, 1882
JACKS, Sarah A.O., daughter of J.P. & N.A., B. & SD.
1854

JACKS, J.H.
Feb. 1856 - Oct. 1920

JACKS, W.J.
Nov. 1861 - Jan. 1927

FERGUSON, Elizabeth, wife of Charles Ferguson
born March 18, 1793, married Aug. 1806, died May 23, 1869

FERGUSON, Lucinda, wife of S. Ferguson and daughter of George & Frances McCrary
March 13, 1813 - Oct. 22, 1848

FERGUSON, Charles M., son of S. & L. Ferguson
Dec. 1843 - Nov. 1854

FERGUSON, Henry, son of S. & L. Ferguson
Oct. - Nov. 1848

NICOLS, Betsey, wife of D.C. Nichols
died July 19, 1905, age 57 years, 11 months, 18 days

FINNEY, John R.
Sept 27, 1844 - July 9, 1881, C.S.A.

FINNEY, Mary A., his wife, and dau. of T.D. & E.J. Young
Sept. 6, 1846 - July 27, 1867

SETZLER, Dr. F.M., C.S.A.
Aug. 22, 1845 - Oct. 17, 1923

SETZLER, Mary Young, his wife
April 17, 1849 - Oct. 17, 1923

HUGHES, Lettitia Y.
Oct. 31, 1831 - March 15, 1917

LUKE, John, Sr.
March 14, 1767 - Jan. 14, 1848

LUKE, Jane, his wife
Dec. 5, 1789 - Nov. 14, 1844

LONG, Robert
1760 - Jan. 20, 1840

LONG, Elizabeth, wife of Robert Long
1756 - Sept. 4, 1823

LONG, Miss Susan
1783 - Nov. 12, 1873

LONG, Mary, daughter of Robert & Elizabeth Long
died July 20, 1817 (b. 1789), age 28
also on her left hand lies her niece Martha Monfoord.

LONG, Martha, daughter of Robert & Elizabeth Long
died Oct. 29, 1825

WEIR, Nancy Long
1799 - July 17, 1875

WEIR, Dr. Thomas
1800 - July 14, 1880
DR. THOMAS WEIR (1800-1880) Dr. Weir studied medical education under Robert Long who operated an academy on Duncan's Creek. After working his way through the Medical College of South Carolina, he began practicing medicine in what was to become Clinton. He was a large planter, owning 67 slaves in 1860. He was a delegate to the Secession Convention and his name stands proudly upon the Ordinance of Secession. All four of his sons were in the Confederate Army, three died. The family was for 150 years closely associated with Duncan's Creek Presbyterian Church where Dr. Weir was an elder and is buried.
 

WEIR, George W.
Jan. 1, 1881 - Jan. 12, 1930
 

WIER, Dr. Thomas Withrow
Oct. 29, 1830 - April 26, 1908 C.S.A.

WIER, Lou Buchanan
Jan. 17, 1852 - Aug. 27, 1916

WIER, Willie H., son of Dr. T.W. & L.B. Wier
Dec. 19, 1883 - Feb. 26, 1887

WIER, Nannie E., daughter of Dr. T.W. & L.B. Wier
Dec. 21, 1885 - Feb. 26, 1887

WIER, Mary Catherine
1834 - Oct. 5, 1838

WIER, Elizabeth S.R., daughter of Dr.Thomas & Nancy Wier
1832 - Oct. 19, 1852

WIER, William Preston
1838 - Nov. 7, 1856

WIER, Lt. Robert Long
died near Centerville, Va. Nov. 5, 1861, age 32, C.S.A.

WIER, Lt. Samuel Laurens, fell in the Battle of the Wilderness, Va.
May 5, 1864, age 21 (body lies in an unknown grave)

WIER, Capt. Harrison Kern, fell in battle at Deep Bottom, Va
July 28, 1864, age 24, (born 1840)
These three sons of Dr. Thomas & Nancy Long Wier died in communion of the Presbyterian Church and were martyrs to the Confederate War.

BEASLEY George
Dec. 16, 1842, killed and buried in Maryland July 11, 1863

BEASLEY, B.C.
Jan. 26, 1811 - May 2, 1883

BEASLEY, Leonard, Virginia Military, Revolutionary War

WILKISON, John
Aug 18, 1784 - Feb. 15, 1809

FOLKER, Eunice Penelope, consort of Rev. Patrick H. Folker & daughter of Rev. John B. Kennedy
died Aug. 1, 1848, age 37 (born 1811)

KENNEDY, Rev. John B., A Presbyterian preacher over 50 years.
died Dec. 12, 1846, aged 81 (born 1765)

KENNEDY, Rebecca, consort of Rev. J.B. Kennedy
died July 29, 1846 (born 1771)

ROSS, Sophia Franklin
died Nov. 20, 1825, age 8 months

Three infant children of Patrick H. & Eunice P. Folker
no date (about 1840)

ROSS, Dr. George
died Nov. 13, 1825, age 46 years, 11 months (born 1779)

PERRY, Mary Ann, "Her months of affliction are o'er".
died Aug 27, 1852, aged 16.

KERN, Alfred Anthony
Jan 20, 1808 - June 28, 1840

KERN, John Frederick, born in Hamburgh, Germany, leaving a widow and 6 children
Sept. 6, 1758 - Nov. 5, 1830

KERN, Elizabeth, relict of J.F. Kern, Sr., born in London
Aug. 19, 1766 - Feb. 11, 1834

KERN, Paridon Daniel
died June 21, 1826, age 28 years, 6 months

BYRD, William Paradon, infant son of G.& E.C. Byrd
died March 20, 1848, age 2 yrs., 6 months

DUCKETT, Elizabeth
died Sept. 3, 1822, aged 21

UNDERWOOD, Mr. Isaac
died Aug. 19, 1819, aged 37
Also near this marble stone is entered the bodies of his mother, Sarah Underwood, his sister, Sarah Holland, and his nephew and niece William and Sarah, son and daughter of his brother, John Underwood.

GRAHAM, Nancy
July 4, 1813 - Oct. 21, 1824

 


COPELAND, John, Sr.
died Sept. 7, 1826, aged about 78 years (born about 1748 in Ireland).

COPELAND, Margaret (Blakely), consort of John Copeland, Sr.
died Feb. 27, 1844, aged about 86 years.
(supplemental information, not on stone:  born 1758 in Ireland)

 

BELL, Martha McConathy, consort of John Bell
Dec. 5, 1793 - Oct. 16, 1827

M.B.
1896 or 06

BELL, John
Jan. 26, 1793 - Oct. 14, 1827

MURDOUGH, Thomas
1728 - Aug. 15, 1809

Thomas MCCRARY, S.C. Troops, Revolutionary War

  photo:  Gerald McCrary

PHILSON, William
Nov. 12, 1791 - May 21, 1871

PHILSON, Agness, wife of William Philson. Married April 19, 1819.
Had 9 children. 6 survived.
died July 7, 1868, aged 68. Born June 29, 1800

PHILSON, James Walton, son of William & Agnes
Feb. 11, 1832 - Nov. 7, 1849

FERGUSON, William Walton, son of Samuel & Agnes Ferguson
April 10, 1859 - Sept. 5, 1892

BOULAND, John
May 5, 1760 - Feb. 2, 1820


ADAIR, James (First Settler)
May 15, 1752 - Aug 18, 1818

ADAIR, Hannah, wife of James Adair, Sr.
Sept. 28, 1750 - Nov. 10, 1826

FAIRBAIRN, Samuel M.
died Aug. 2, 1817, age 41 years, 8 months (1806)

ADAMS, Esther
1784 - June 24, 1854

Esther is buried to the left of her mother, Mary McClure Bell. Her sister Elizabeth Cox is on the other side, but the stone is too corroded to show up in a picture.


BELL, Mary
died March 1, 1852, aged about 87


Mary is buried between two of her daughters: Esther Adams is to the left and Elizabeth Cox is to the right.


To
the memory of
Mary Bell
who died
March 1st 1832
aged about 87
years.

COX, Elizabeth
died May 3, 1848, aged 56 years, 6 months

photo and information courtesy of Pam Miller, www.pamiller.net


BRADDOCK, Francis
died July 30, 1828, aged 60 years

In memory of
Francis Braddock
Who departed this
life July 30th 1828
in the 60th year of his age.

BRADDOCK, Ann, wife of above
died Nov. 2, 1828, age 70

Ann's original stone said:
In memory of
Ann Braddock
wife of Francis Braddock
Who departed this
life November 2nd 1828
in the 70th year of her life.

photos and information courtesy of Pam Miller, www.pamiller.net

 

BRADDOCK, Infant of James & Oney Braddock

BRADDOCK, Mary P., dau. of James & Oney Braddock
May 1834 - Nov. 4, 1854

BRADDOCK, Martha A., dau. of James & Oney Braddock
Aug. 16, 1831 - Nov. 6, 1854

BRADDOCK, James F., C.S.A.
Oct. 22, 1843-Oct. 5, 1862, of typhoid pneumonia on march to Manassas

BRADDOCK, James McClure
Jan. 13, 1794 - Nov. 24, 1885

BRADDOCK, Oney, wife of James Braddock
Sept. 21, 1809 - April 3, 1881

BRADDOCK, Oney Susannah
Oct. 21, 1845 - Nov. 5, 1881

From left to right, the markers are: son James F. Braddock, Oney Meadows Braddock, the family name marker, James McClure Braddock, daughter Oney Susannah.

photos and information courtesy of Pam Miller, www.pamiller.net

KELLY, Margaret Braddock, wife of W.F. Kelly and daughter of James & Oney Braddock
April 21, 1848 - Dec. 13, 1927


FAIRBAIRN, Alexander
1722 - June 15, 1798

FAIRBAIRN, Catherine, wife of above
1740 - July 16, 1781

FAIRBAIRN, Margaret
died Aug. 21, 1794, age 25 years (1769)

FAIRBAIRN, James
died Aug. 3, 1830, age 60 years, 5 mo. 9 days (1770)

BELL, James
Dec. 28, 1770 - May 13, 1858

BELL, Sarah
1773 - May 13, 1858

BELL, William, son of James & Sarah Bell
March 28, 1804 - Dec. 30, 1819

BELL, Infant son of J.B. & M.B. Bell

BELL, James, Jr.
Dec 1, 1811 - Jan. 19, 1858

BELL, Mary, wife of James Bell and daughter of Isaac Jacks
Aug. 15, 1816 - March 3, 1899

BELL, Isaac
Aug. 26, 1836 - July 30, 1864

WORKMAN, James I., son of C.J. & S.E. Workman
Aug. 26, 1868 - Aug. 7, 1872

WORKMAN, William C.
July 16, 1871 - May 7, 1887

WORKMAN, Josephine S.E.
Sept. 26, 1847 - July 1, 1887

WORKMAN, John B.
Oct. 7, 1866 - June 1, 1895

LITTLE, Thomas
Aug. 1, 1809 - Sept. 5, 1872

LITTLE, Jane E., his wife
Feb. 1, 1822 - Dec. 27, 1871

LITTLE, Annie, duaghter of J.P. & S.A. Little
July 1868 - Sept. 1873

YOUNG, Major Samuel (Elizabeth's grandfather)
Aug. 15, 1792 - April 8, 1865

YOUNG, George C., son of Wm. & E.E. Young
May 1842 - Aug. 1868

YOUNG, Also infants of Wm. & E.E. Young
born & died 1867 & 1870

YOUNG, Robert Mc N
Oct. 23, 1822 - Oct. 11, 1854

YOUNG, Margaret
Feb. 21, 1780 - May 23, 1853

YOUNG, Elizabeth
1755 - Nov. 2, 1800

YOUNG, George Sr.
1755 - Oct. 13, 1833

YOUNG, Thomas
1781 - Feb. 21, 1824

YOUNG, Christopher
1797 - Nov. 22, 1825

YOUNG, George
died Aug. 2, 1843, age 55 years (1788)

YOUNG, Mary, wife of George Young, Jr.
died Nov. 17, 1831, age 40 (1791)

YOUNG, Elizabeth
Aug. 1795 - June 2, 1856

YOUNG, five infant children of Wm. & Elizabeth Young

YOUNG, William
Feb. 19, 1795 - Aug. 30, 1868

YOUNG, Jane Elliott, daughter of W. & E. Young
Dec. 24, 1820 - June 2, 1863

BELL, Sallie, 2nd dau. of J.Wm. & Mattie Bell
Dec. 1869 - Oct. 1872

FERGUSON, Spencer, son of S. & L. Ferguson
Oct. 1841-Feb. 1842

CRAIG, John, S.C. Militia, Revolutionary War

MCCRARY, Edwin
April 7, 1811 - Feb. 13, 1873

MCCRARY, Maria A., his wife
Oct. 26, 1822 - April 20, 1867

COPELAND, J.H., C.S.A.
June 10, 1839 - Dec. 30, 1906

COPELAND, Martha T., his wife
May 20, 1842 - Dec. 17, 1919

J.H & Martha's actual stone inscriptions:

JH COPELAND
JUNE 10, 1839 DEC 20, 1906
A CONFEDERATE SOLDIER LIEUT
CO B 1ST SC CAVALRY
---------------------------------------
MARTHA
WIFE OF
JH COPELAND
MAY 20, 1842 DEC 17,1910

LEAKE, T.D.
Jan. 4, 1850 - June 21, 1919

LEAKE, Lou Finney, his wife
Aug. 18, 1850 - April 26, 1899

FINNEY, John
Sept. 10, 1808 - Aug. 1, 1891

FINNEY, Lucinda
June 11, 1812 - March 30, 1881

FINNEY, Mary S., daughter of John and Lucinda
Feb. 25, 1836 - March 25, 1886

FINNEY, Isaac W.
Sept. 30, 1835 - Nov. 4, 1877

FINNEY, Sallie E., his wife
July 11, 1840 - March 23, 1879

CRAIG, Thomas
Feb. 8, 1873 - age 84

CRAIG, Elizabeth
died Feb. 5, 1851, age 56

Children of Samuel and Ruth S. Craig:
CRAIG, Susan M.E.
Sept. 30, 1824 - May 18, 1855

CRAIG, William H.
Jan. 6, 1826 - May 21, 1835

CRIAG, John M.
June 29, 1829 - June 1, 1835

CRAIG, Ruthe Jane
Dec. 9, 1832 - May 16, 1835

FILSON, Alexander,
born in County Donegal, Ireland March 17, 1761
died Nov. 18, 1841

ADAIR, Benjamin
died Sept. 3, 1825, age 71 (1754)

ADAIR, Joseph, Jr., S.C. Militia, Revolutionary War
Jos Adair Jr    


(also buried here Joseph Adair, Sr.)

photo courtesy of friend and fellow researcher, Gerald McCrary, RIP

ADAIR, Susanna
1723- April 9, 1800


 

         

RAMMAGE, John J.
died Jan. 29, 1844

RAMAGE, Nancy C.F.
June 1842 - Feb. 1847

RAMAGE, Isaac W.T.
June 29, 1842 - Nov. 7, 1862, at Lynchburg, Va. Co A 13 S.C. Reg.

RAMAGE, Infants of J.W. & M.E. Ramage

YOUNG, Ella J., daughter of J.I. & O. Young
June 1882 - Jan. 1890

YOUNG, Lizzie T., daughter of J.I. & O. Young
Feb. 1880 - Dec. 1889

YOUNG, Robert Watts, son of J.I. & O. Young
1886 - 1887

YOUNG, Dr. Thomas D., consort of Elizabeth J. Young
March 3, 1818 - Nov. 27, 1854

YOUNG, J.B., left a wife & 3 small children
March 12, 1811 - Dec. 23, 1852

YOUNG, Manon G.
died Jan. 10, 1845, age 30 years, 11 months, 4 days

YOUNG, Joseph W.
Jan. 17, 1839 - Sept. 19, 1844

YOUNG, M.L. ?
April 1830? - Sept. 1842?

Z.B.W.(next)

R.I.P

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Duncan Creek Presbyterian Church page

the Duncan Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery page
with photos

Revolutionary War Skirmish at Duncan Creek
November 1781

Barthlynn's Duncan Creek Church Cemetery Page
A beautiful page, similar listings to mine, but with better presentation, and a little "mood music". Thanks Barthlynn!

Link to findagrave.com Duncan Creek Cemetery Page

 

Contact me to place flowers around the names of your ancestors.  
I would be happy to honor their memory...



 

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