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Near Kingstree in Williamsburg County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

McClary Cemetery

 
 
McClary Cemetery Marker (front) image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, February 25, 2011
1. McClary Cemetery Marker (front)
Inscription. [front]
John McClary (1760-1833) established this cemetery about 1789, locating it on high ground near Boggy Swamp. McClary’s will, dated 1831, provided for headstones for himself and his three wives: Mary Raphield (1757-1792), Margaret Blackwell (1769-1799), and Sarah Raphield (1760-1815). Many of John McClary’s descendants and other members of the community are buried here.
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McClary, born in Northern Ireland, came to S.C. by 1780. He and his brothers served under Gen. Francis Marion during the Revolution. In 1791 he was one of the commissioners who surveyed and laid out the town of Kingstree. A Presbyterian elder, he helped reunite the Williamsburg and Bethel churches in 1828. He was perhaps the wealthiest planter in Williamsburgh District at his death.
 
Erected 2010 by The Harrington Family Foundation. (Marker Number 45-19.)
 
Location. 33° 37.874′ N, 79° 46.509′ W. Marker is near Kingstree, South Carolina, in Williamsburg County. Marker can be reached from Simms Reach Road (County Road S-45-28) 0.6 miles south of Thurgood Marshall l Highway (State Highway 527). Click for map
McClary Cemetery Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, February 25, 2011
2. McClary Cemetery Marker (reverse)
. Marker is located in front of the cemetery which is about 300 yards west of Simms Reach Rd. Marker is in this post office area: Kingstree SC 29556, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Captain Roger Gordon (approx. 3.5 miles away); John Witherspoon (approx. 3.5 miles away); Stephen A. Swails House (approx. 3.7 miles away); Lower Bridge: Take the Low Ground! (approx. 3.9 miles away); Battle Of Lower Bridge (approx. 3.9 miles away); Williamsburgh (approx. 3.9 miles away); Williamsburg County Confederate Monument (approx. 3.9 miles away); Willamsburg County Veterans Monument (approx. 3.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Kingstree.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker at the McClary Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, February 25, 2011
3. Marker at the McClary Cemetery
John McClary Headstone image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, February 18, 2010
4. John McClary Headstone
John McClary and His Three Wives' Graves image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, February 18, 2010
5. John McClary and His Three Wives' Graves
Mary on the right. Margaret on the left. Sarah on the far left.
McClary Cemetery Sign on Simms Reach Road image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, July 10, 2010
6. McClary Cemetery Sign on Simms Reach Road
Road to McClary Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, July 10, 2010
7. Road to McClary Cemetery
 
 
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