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Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

St. Michael's Church

 
 
Pinckney/Rutledge Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 16, 2009
1. Pinckney/Rutledge Marker
Inscription.
Here in the churchyard of
St. Michael's lie buried
two Signers of the
U.S. Constitution
Charles Cotesworth
Pickney

(1746-1825)
Lawyer and Legislator
Major General, U.S. Army
Minister to France
Presidential candidate
John Rutledge
(1739-1800)
Lawyer and Statesman
Governor of South Carolina
Chief Justice of the U.S.
Their years of public
service, 1762-1825, saw
both State and Nation well
on the road to greatness.

 
Erected 1968 by Society Daughters of Colonial Wars in the State of South Carolina. (Marker Number 10-5.)
 
Location. 32° 46.569′ N, 79° 55.855′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Meeting Street. Click for map. Marker is mounted on the brick wall at the entrance to the cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 86 Meeting Street, Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St Michael's Episcopal Church (a few steps from this marker); County of Charleston Historic Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Major General Charles Cotesworth Pinckney
Pinckney/Rutledge Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 16, 2009
2. Pinckney/Rutledge Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Post Office and Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named County of Charleston Historic Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); James Francis Byrnes (within shouting distance of this marker); Blake Tenements (within shouting distance of this marker); The South Carolina Society (within shouting distance of this marker); Poyas-Mordecai House (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Charleston.
 
Also see . . .
1. A Biography of Charles Cotesworth. Charles Pinckney, the son of a South Carolina Chief Justice, was born on February 25, 1746, in Charleston., South Carolina. At the age of seven, he was sent to England to be educated at Westminster School, later graduating from Christ Church, Oxford University. (Submitted on May 20, 2009.) 

2. Charles Cotesworth Pinckney. Charles Cotesworth “C.C.” Pinckney (February 25,
St. Michael's Church Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2011
3. St. Michael's Church Marker
1746 – August 16, 1825), was an early American statesman of South Carolina, Revolutionary War veteran, and delegate to the Constitutional Convention. (Submitted on September 27, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Charles Cotesworth Pinckney. Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, who represented South Carolina at the Constitutional Convention, was an American aristocrat. (Submitted on December 10, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. A Biography of John Rutledge. He was born in South Carolina in 1739. In 1761 he commenced the practice of law, and soon became eminent in his profession. (Submitted on May 20, 2009.) 

5. John Rutledge. John Rutledge (September 17, 1739 – July 23, 1800) was an American statesman and judge. (Submitted on September 27, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

6. SC Governors – John Rutledge, 1776-1778, 1779-1782. March 26, 1776 – Four months before the Declaration of Independence was signed, South Carolina adopted a state constitution drafted by a Provincial Congress becoming the first republic in America; John Rutledge was elected as the state's first president and Henry Laurens as its vice-president making the two the first president and vice-president in America. (Submitted on September 28, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
St. Michael's Church Photo, Click for full size
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division - Frances Benjamin Johnston, 1937
4. St. Michael's Church
Call Number: LC-J7-SC- 1214
 
 
Categories. Notable PersonsPatriots & Patriotism
 
Charles Cotesworth "C.C." Pickney<br>February 25, 1746 – August 16, 1825 Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott
5. Charles Cotesworth "C.C." Pickney
February 25, 1746 – August 16, 1825
John Rutledge<br>September 17, 1739 – July 23, 1800 Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott
6. John Rutledge
September 17, 1739 – July 23, 1800
St. Michael's Church, Major General Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2011
7. St. Michael's Church, Major General Charles Cotesworth Pinckney
Headstone Reads :
Underneath
This stone
are deposited
the earthly remains of
Charles Cotesworth
Pinckney
Son of
Charles Pinckney,
and Elizi Lucis,
Born 25th February 1746
Died 16th August 1825

To The Memory Of
General Charles Cotesworth Pickney
One of the founders of
the American Republic
In war
He was the companion in arms
and the friend of Washington
In Peace
He enjoyed his unchanging confidence
and maintained with enlightened zeal
the principals of his administration
and the Constitution.
As a statesman he bequeathed to his country the sentiment,
millions for defence
not a cent for tribute.
As a lawyer,
His learning was various and profound
His principals pure his practice liberal
with all the accomplishments
Of the gentleman
He combined the virtues of the patriot
and the piety of the Christian
His name
Is recorded in the history of his country
inscribed on the charter of her liberties
and cherished in the affections of her citizens
Obeit XVI August MDCCCXXV
Aetatis, LXXIX

Placed by
his Descendants
The Society of the Cincinnati of the State of South Carolina
The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of South Carolina
The William Moultrie Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution
2010
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Tombstone Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2011
8. Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Tombstone
Original Tombstone Inscription Reads
Underneath
this stone
are deposited
the earthly remains of
Charles Cotesworth
Pinckney

Son of
Charles Pinckney andEliza Lucas
Born 25th February 1746
Died 16th August 1825.
John Rutledge Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2011
9. John Rutledge Memorial
John Rutledge
Jurist. Patriot. Statesman.
Member of the Provincial Assembly
Attorney General of South Carolina
Delegate of the Stamp Act Congress
President of South Carolina
Governor of South Carolina
Signatory of the United States Constitution
Chief Justice of South Carolina
Chief Justice of the United States of America

Born 1739, Christ Church Parish
Died July 18th 1800, Charleston

This memorial placed by:
His Descendants
The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America
in the State of South Carolina
Lowcountry Town Committee
The Hereditary Order of Descendants of Colonial Governors
M.G. William Moultrie Chapter
Sons of the American Revolution
The Rebecca Motte Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
President Rutledge Loyal Orange
Lodge No. 1776
2010
Picture of Graveyard Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 16, 2009
10. Picture of Graveyard
 
 
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