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Camden in Kershaw County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Colonel Joseph Kershaw's Tomb

 
 
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By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
1. Colonel Joseph Kershaw's Tomb Marker
Inscription. Joseph Kershaw (1727 - 1791) is buried in this family enclosure. He was a successful businessman, politician, district sheriff, and South Carolina Patriot militia colonel in the Revolutionary War. He helped mediate a peaceful settlement to the South Carolina Regulator movement in 1769 by advocating an expansion of law enforcement and courts into the backcountry. On June 20, 1779, he led his militia regiment against the British at the Battle of Stono Ferry. Kershaw County (est. 1791) is named after him.

“Sacred to the Memory of Colonel Joseph Kershaw. A native of the West Riding of Yorkshire, one of the earliest inhabitants of Pine Tree Hill, now Camden, of which town he was the principal founder. In the Revolution, he took a decided part in favor of American liberty and suffered in that memorable contest, a ruinous loss of property, the hardships of a prisoner of war, and deportation as a Rebel Enemy. He departed this life December the 28th, 1791, in the 64th year of his age.” Joseph Kershaw’s Epitaph
 
Location. 34° 14.232′ N, 80° 36.424′ W. Marker is in Camden, South Carolina, in Kershaw County. Marker can be reached from Bull Street. Click for map. Off of Bull Street between Broad Street and Church Street. Marker is in this post office area: Milledgeville GA 31061, United States of America.
 
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By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
2. Overview
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Camden Courthouse and Gaol (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gaol (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nothwest Redoubt (approx. 0.2 miles away); Maj. Gen. Baron Johann de Kalb's Original Gravesite (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Camden Oak (approx. ¼ mile away); Presbyterian Meeting House (approx. ¼ mile away); Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Women in the Revolution (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Camden.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesPatriots & Patriotism
 
Colonel Joseph Kershaw's Tomb image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
3. Colonel Joseph Kershaw's Tomb
Colonel Joseph Kershaw's Tomb image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
4. Colonel Joseph Kershaw's Tomb
DAR Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
5. DAR Marker
Revolutionary Soldier Colonel Joseph Kershaw 1727 - 1791 Placed by Joseph Kershaw NSDAR March 16, 2003
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 538 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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