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St. Matthews in Calhoun County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Honoring a Pioneer Woman

 
 
Mary Sterling Heatly Russell , Pioneer Woman image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. Mary Sterling Heatly Russell , Pioneer Woman
After Richard Heatlyís death in the early 1720ís, Captain Charles Russell married the widow Mary Sterling Heatly and by 1725 they were living on a part of the original land grant, then owned by son, William. This land was sold to Russell in 1731.
Inscription.
South Carolina
[Colonial Dames Medallion]
C A. 1699 ††D. 1754
Mary Sterling Heatly
Russell Chapter
Honoring a Pioneer Woman
Mother of First White Child
Born in
Calhoun - Orangeburgh Area

 
Location. 33° 38.178′ N, 80° 42.341′ W. Marker is in St. Matthews, South Carolina, in Calhoun County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Number 6 Highway (State Highway 6) and Bluebird Trail, on the right when traveling south on Old Number 6 Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Matthews SC 29135, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Land Granted in Calhoun County Area (here, next to this marker); St. Matthew's Lutheran Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); John Adam Treutlen (approx. 3.2 miles away); Shady Grove Church (approx. 3.7 miles away); Calhoun County (approx. 4.6 miles away); Patriots of Calhoun County (approx. 4.6 miles away); "Lest We Forget" (approx. 4.6 miles away); Mount Pleasant Baptist Church (approx. 5.1 miles away); Mt. Lebanon Cemetery (approx. 6.8 miles away); Miller Cemetery (approx. 7.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in St. Matthews.
 
Regarding Honoring a Pioneer Woman.
Mary Sterling Heatly Russell  a Pioneer Woman Marker at right image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 15
2. Mary Sterling Heatly Russell a Pioneer Woman Marker at right
Shares location with Historical Marker "First Land Granted in Calhoun County Area"
Mary Sterling married Richard Heatly in 1714 and moved here about 1717. Their son, William, born 1718, was thought to be the first European child born in the area.(Calhoun County Museum)
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 724 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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