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Roberts Church

 
 
Roberts Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 23, 2008
1. Roberts Church Marker
Inscription.
Organized in 1789 and sometimes called Simpson's Meetinghouse, this church is one of Anderson County's oldest Presbyterian churches. The Reverend John Simpson was the first minister, and the Reverend David Humphreys served here for 39 years until his death in 1869. Both men are buried in the church sanctuary. The present sanctuary was built in 1937.
 
Erected 1987 by Roberts Presbyterian Church Congregation. (Marker Number 4-23.)
 
Location. 34° 27.463′ N, 82° 47.288′ W. Marker is in Anderson, South Carolina, in Anderson County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 187 and Old Roberts Church Road on State Highway 187. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2716 Highway 187 South, Anderson SC 29624, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mountain Creek Baptist Church (approx. 4.1 miles away); Ruhamah United Methodist Church (approx. 4.8 miles away); Portman Shoals (approx. 5 miles away); Anderson Regional Airport (approx. 5 miles away); Saylors Bridge (approx. 5 miles away but has been reported missing); Oliver Bolt's Cotton Gin
Roberts Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 23, 2008
2. Roberts Church Marker
(approx. 5.5 miles away); The Wilton E. Hall Bridge (approx. 5.9 miles away); Hartwell Lake (approx. 6.4 miles away); Dean / Dean's Station (approx. 7 miles away); Louie Morris Memorial Bridge (approx. 7.4 miles away in Georgia). Click for a list of all markers in Anderson.
 
Also see . . .
1. Reverend John Simpson Marker. Marker located in Chester, SC, dedicated to Rev. John Simpson. (Submitted on January 6, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. John Simpson. The Reverend John Simpson (1740-1808), was a Presbyterian minister, Whig leader and Patriot in the American Revolution. (Submitted on September 24, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Roberts Presbyterian. Organized in 1789 and sometimes called Simpsonís Meetinghouse, Roberts Presbyterian Church is one of Anderson Countyís oldest Presbyterian churches. (Submitted on September 27, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. Find a Grave: Roberts Presbyterian Church Cemetery. 9 miles W of Anderson on S.C. Hwy. 187. (Submitted on September 27, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Roberts
Roberts Presbyterian Church Sign image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 23, 2008
3. Roberts Presbyterian Church Sign
and Good Hope Presbyterian Churches

It is not known exactly when they were first organized. The names of the churches were not on the list of the General Assembly of the South Carolina Presbytery in 1789.

Roberts was named for a Col. Roberts who served during the American Revolution. The church was centrally located along the road from Pendleton to Hamburg (in present-day Aiken County) and the road from Anderson Court House to Andersonville, at the junction of Seneca and Tugaloo Rivers, (now under the waters of Lake Hartwell. Good Hope was organized near the same time, about 12 miles from Roberts, on head waters of Little Generostee and Rocky River.

Despite the distance between the two, Good Hope and Roberts shared the same ministers. Early ministers included the Rev. James Gilliland, the Rev. Thomas Reese, and the Rev. John Simpson, who is buried in the church cemetery. The early members were Scotch & Irish settlers who had come to the Carolina Upcountry from Virginia and Pennsylvania.
    — Submitted January 6, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Roberts Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 23, 2008
4. Roberts Presbyterian Church
Memorial to Rev. David Humphreys in the left-center.
Roberts Presbyterian Church Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 23, 2008
5. Roberts Presbyterian Church Cornerstone
Organized 1789
Rebuilt 1824, 1857, 1937
Remodeled 1965
Rededicated 1989
Former Roberts Presbyterian Church Facade with Congregation image. Click for full size.
By Roberts Presbyterian Church
6. Former Roberts Presbyterian Church Facade with Congregation
Roberts Church and Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 23, 2008
7. Roberts Church and Cemetery
Roberts Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 23, 2008
8. Roberts Church Cemetery
Roberts Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 23, 2008
9. Roberts Church Cemetery
Roberts Presbyterian Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 23, 2008
10. Roberts Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Memorial to Rev. David Humphreys<br>Pastor of Roberts Church from 1821-1869 image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 23, 2008
11. Memorial to Rev. David Humphreys
Pastor of Roberts Church from 1821-1869
Sacred
to
the memory of
Rev. David Humphreys
Pastor of Roberts and Good Hope
churches from the year
1821 to 1869.
By an appreciative people.
Simpson Burial Site - Headstone View image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 23, 2008
12. Simpson Burial Site - Headstone View
Burial site for Rev. John Simpson and his wife.
Simpson Markers image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 23, 2008
13. Simpson Markers
Detail of the markers for John Simpson and his wife, Mary Remer, declaring both "Revolutionary Patriots." They were placed by Cateechee Chapter, D.A.R.
Simpson Burial Site - Footstone View image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 23, 2008
14. Simpson Burial Site - Footstone View
John Simpson Footstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 23, 2008
15. John Simpson Footstone
Sacred to the memory of
Rev. John Simpson
Who departed this life Feb, 16, 1808, aged 68.
For more than forty years a preacher of
the Gospel in the Presbyterian Church.
Mark the perfect man and behold the
upright for the end of that man is peace.
Founder and first pastor of
Roberts Presbyterian Church
Mary Simpson Footstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 23, 2008
16. Mary Simpson Footstone
Sacred to the Memory of
Mary Simpson
Relict of the late Rev. John Simpson,
who departed this life April 25, 1812, aged 69.
A Virtuous woman is a gift of the Lord. She rejoiceth in her husband and her price is far above rubies.
Anna Anderson Hunter Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 23, 2008
17. Anna Anderson Hunter Tombstone
Sacred
to
the memory of
Mrs. Anna Hunter
daughter of
Gen. Robert Anderson
and relic of
Dr. W. Hunter
Born December 1780
Died April 13th 1863
 
 
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