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Anderson Presbyterian Church Cemetery

 
 
Anderson Presbyterian Church Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
1. Anderson Presbyterian Church Cemetery Marker
Inscription.
Anderson Presbyterian
Church Cemetery
Founded 1837
Land Given by
Judge J.N. Whitner
Used as the First
Public Burial Ground
For the Village

 
Location. 34° 30.233′ N, 82° 39.233′ W. Marker is in Anderson, South Carolina, in Anderson County. Marker can be reached from West Whitner Street (State Highway 24). Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 302 West Whitner Street, Anderson SC 29625, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In This Burial Ground (here, next to this marker); First Presbyterian Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Anderson County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Anderson: "The Electric City" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Anderson County Law Enforcement Officers Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Church Whitner (approx. 0.2 miles away); Anderson County Court House -- 1898 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fant's Book Store -- 1851 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Blue Ridge Railroad Passenger Station -- c. 1913 (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Four Way Test (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Anderson.
 
Regarding Anderson Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Access
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By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
2. Anderson Presbyterian Church Cemetery Marker
to the marker is limited as the cemetery is locked.
 
Also see . . .
1. First Presbyterian Church Cemetery Index. The present-day, beautiful old church sits on the original three and three-fourths acre site deeded by Judge Joseph N. Whitner for the purpose of constructing a house of worship. (Submitted on November 13, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. James Lawrence Orr. James Lawrence Orr (May 12, 1822 – May 5, 1873) was an American politician who served as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives in the United States Congress. (Submitted on November 16, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Joseph Newton Whitner (1799-1864)
Joseph Newton Whitner was a judge, one of the founders of Anderson, and one of the signers of South Carolina's Secession Ordinance.

Whitner was born on April 13, 1799 near Pendleton Village of Joseph and Elizabeth Shackleford Whitner. He was brought up in Pendleton Court House, however. Whitner was 61 years old in 1860. His face was dominated by a proboscis behind which lay large, pensive eyes. Joseph Whitner had been a state representative (1826-1830) and senator (1830-1835). While there, he helped pass legislation creating Anderson District from part of Pendleton
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3. Anderson Presbyterian Church Cemetery
District. After his years in the general assembly, the judge became Solicitor of the Western District and eventually a major general of cavalry in the militia.

In his younger years, however, Whitner sometimes had been on the other side of the law. One day while at school in Union village, Joseph Whitner was visited by the deputy sheriff of the district on some relatively minor matter. Apparently unknown to the officer, young Joseph Whitner carried a pistol to school. The deputy intended to arrest him, and the future solicitor pulled his firearm out, jokingly telling the officer that he would not go willingly. When the deputy jumped off of his horse in rage, Whitner came very close to shooting the peace officer.

Whitner continued his education, however, and after graduating from South Carolina College in 1818, he learned the law by reading it. Elected a law judge of 1850, he left his excitable temper outside the courtroom. On the bench his demeanor made him a lawyer's dream com true: the judge was conscientious, patient, kind, and courteous to the attorneys before him. Sometimes Judge Whitner's fear of making an unfair ruling made him appear hesitant and doubtful. (Source: Rebellion in the Temple of Justice: The Federal and State Courts in South Carolina During the War Between the States by William Moise (2003) pg 94.)

A supporter of slavery, Whitner
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By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
4. Anderson Presbyterian Church Cemetery
believed that slavery humanizes the character of the master only when it comes up to biblical standards. He owned close to sixty slaves. Many took the name Whitner upon their emancipation. (Source: The Most Boisterous Passions: Southern Responses to Thomas Jefferson’s Critique of Slavery by Eugene D. Genovese.)
    — Submitted November 13, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

2. James Lawrence Orr, (1822 - 1873)
James Lawrence Orr, a Representative from South Carolina; born in Craytonville, Anderson County, S.C., May 12, 1822; attended the public schools, and was graduated from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville in 1842; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Anderson, S.C., in 1843; engaged in newspaper work; member of the State house of representatives 1844-1847; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-first and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1859); chairman, Committee on Indian Affairs (Thirty-third Congress); Speaker of the House of Representatives (Thirty-fifth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1858; resumed the practice of law at Craytonville; member of the southern rights convention held in Charleston, S.C., in 1851; delegate to the Democratic National Convention at Charleston in
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5. Anderson Presbyterian Church Cemetery
1860; member of the secession convention in 1860; one of three commissioners sent to Washington, D.C., to treat with the Federal Government for the surrender of the forts in Charleston Harbor; Member of the Confederate Senate in 1861; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; special commissioner sent to President Johnson to negotiate the establishment of provisional government for the State of South Carolina in 1865; member of the State constitutional convention in 1865; elected Governor of South Carolina as a Republican in 1866; president of the State convention at Columbia in July 1866; delegate to the Union National Convention at Philadelphia in August 1866; judge of the eighth judicial circuit 1868-1870; member of the Republican State convention in August 1872; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1872; appointed by President Grant as Minister to Russia in December 1872; died in St. Petersburg, Russia, May 5, 1873; interment in the Presbyterian Cemetery, Anderson, S.C. (Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.)
    — Submitted November 16, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Cemetery Ironwork image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
6. Cemetery Ironwork
Edith Jane Adams Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
7. Edith Jane Adams Tombstone
Born
Dec. 3, 1780
Died
June 5, 1886
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"Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they shall see God."
Martin A. Bowie Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
8. Martin A. Bowie Tombstone
Born
Jan. 4, 1807
Died
Dec. 13, 1881
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Dearest Father, thou hast left us
Here they loss we deeply feel;
But tis God who hath bereft us
He can all our sorrows heal.

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Cooley Family Plot image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
9. Cooley Family Plot
Dr. A.G. Cooley Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
10. Dr. A.G. Cooley Tombstone
Born
July 21, 1832
Died
July 13, 1873
Elias Eugene Cooley Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
11. Elias Eugene Cooley Tombstone
J.B. Cooley Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
12. J.B. Cooley Tombstone
Born
Jan. 1, 1864
Died
Feb. 16, 1901
Helen Earle Cooley Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
13. Helen Earle Cooley Tombstone
Daughter of
J.B. & D.E. Cooley
Born
Sept. 19, 1896
Died
Aug. 2, 1901
Samuel Newton Cooley Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
14. Samuel Newton Cooley Tombstone
Son of
Dr. H.C. & H.C. Cooley
Born
Oct. 28, 1871
Died
Nov. 14, 1871
Joseph Gibert Cunningham Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
15. Joseph Gibert Cunningham Tombstone
Born
Feb. 15, 1848
Died
Feb. 15, 1900
Aged 52 Years
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He was married to
Sarah, Dau. of Col. F.E.
Harrison of Andersonville
S.C., Aug. 19, 1879
Sarah Harrison Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
16. Sarah Harrison Tombstone
Wife of
Joseph G. Cunningham
March 4. 1855
November 10. 1919
Anna Ross Cunningham Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
17. Anna Ross Cunningham Tombstone
Feb. 6, 1885
June 1, 1948
John Baylis Earle Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
18. John Baylis Earle Tombstone
Born
1803
Died
1871
Jane A Earle Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
19. Jane A Earle Tombstone
Born
May 11, 1818
Died
Nov. 4, 1894 -- > > > --
Cornelia Veturia Earle Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
20. Cornelia Veturia Earle Tombstone
Daughter of
John B. and Jane A. Earle
Elizabeth Robertson Earle Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
21. Elizabeth Robertson Earle Tombstone
Daughter of
John B and Jane A. Earle
Born 19th February 1831
Died 13th October 1835
Aged 5 Years, 4 Months
and 3 Days
Samuel R. Earle Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
22. Samuel R. Earle Tombstone
Born
April 23, 1853
Died
Sept. 26, 1878
Anna Gadsden Fell Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
23. Anna Gadsden Fell Tombstone
Wife of
John Fell
and Daughter of
the Late Rt. Rev.
C.E. Gadsden
Bishop of
South Carolina
Born in
Charleston S.C.
March 9, 1842
Died
September 20, 1912
J.S. Fowler Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
24. J.S. Fowler Tombstone
1852 - 1933
Hortense Curran Earle Fowler Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
25. Hortense Curran Earle Fowler Tombstone
Born
Oct. 11, 1842
Died
June 18, 1913
Rev. Thomas F. Gadsden Tombstone<br>Front image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
26. Rev. Thomas F. Gadsden Tombstone
Front
Rector of
Grace Church
Anderson S.C.

Born in Charleston
March 6, 1839
Died in Anderson
Dec. 1, 1891
Rev. Thomas F. Gadsden Tombstone<br>Reverse image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
27. Rev. Thomas F. Gadsden Tombstone
Reverse
Son of the
Rt. Rev. C.E. Gadsden
Bishop
of
South Carolina
and
Jane Dewees
Mary Trapier Gadsden Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
28. Mary Trapier Gadsden Tombstone
Wife of
Rev. Thomas F.
Gadsden
and Daughter of
Rev. Paul
Trapier, D.D.
and
Sarah Russell
Dehon
Born March 20th 1840
Died Nov. 21st 1909
Catherine E. Gadsden Tombstone<br>Front image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
29. Catherine E. Gadsden Tombstone
Front
Born
Feb. 17, 1881
Died
Oct. 24, 1881
Catherine E. Gadsden Tombstone<br>Reverse image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
30. Catherine E. Gadsden Tombstone
Reverse
Asleep in Jesus
Anna E. Harrison Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
31. Anna E. Harrison Tombstone
Daughter of the
Rev. A.W. Bass
and Wife of
Frances G. Harrison
Children of James W & Mary J Harrison Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
32. Children of James W & Mary J Harrison Monument
Children of James W & Mary J Harrison Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
33. Children of James W & Mary J Harrison Monument
In Memory of
the Children
of James W. &
Mary J. Harrison
who Died in
Infancy
Children of James W & Mary J Harrison Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
34. Children of James W & Mary J Harrison Monument
William Henry
Harrison
Aged 2 Months
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James Harrison
Aged 2 Years
and 10 Days
Children of James W & Mary J Harrison Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
35. Children of James W & Mary J Harrison Monument
Enoch Berry
Harrison
Aged 2 Years
Children of James W & Mary J Harrison Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
36. Children of James W & Mary J Harrison Monument
James W. Harrison
Born Jan. 21, 1819
Died June 11, 1888
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Blessed are the pure in
heart for they shall see
God.
William Henry Harrison Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
37. William Henry Harrison Tombstone
Aug. 3, 1870 - Mar. 6, 1929
Margaret Magill Jones Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
38. Margaret Magill Jones Tombstone
Born in Ireland
1820 - 1886
John Keys Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
39. John Keys Tombstone
Born on the
18th of June 1798
And Died on the
19th of Jany 1850
Rev. Benjamin Franklin Mauldin Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
40. Rev. Benjamin Franklin Mauldin Tombstone
Born June 3, 1814
Died July 4, 1886
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Blessed are the pure in heart
for they shall see God.
Adaline T. Mauldin Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
41. Adaline T. Mauldin Tombstone
Wife of
B.F. Mauldin, Sr.
Jan. 1, 1820
Jan. 27, 1905
Death is the crown
of life.
Edward B. Mauldin Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
42. Edward B. Mauldin Tombstone
Son of
B.F. & A.T. Mauldin
Born March 14th 1844
Died Sept. 24th 1859
Andrew Hamilton Mauldin Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
43. Andrew Hamilton Mauldin Tombstone
Son of
B.F. & A.T. Mauldin
born January 26th 1846
died June 7th, 1868
Fannie Mauldin Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
44. Fannie Mauldin Tombstone
Daughter of
B.F. & A.T. Mauldin
Born Nov. 10th 1851
Died Oct. 6th 1867
Aged 15 Years,
10 Months and 6 Days
Sallie Hamilton Mauldin Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
45. Sallie Hamilton Mauldin Tombstone
Daughter of
B.F. & A.T. Mauldin
Born
March 3, 1853
Died
Addie Tyrrel Mauldin Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
46. Addie Tyrrel Mauldin Tombstone
Feb. 21, 1862
Oct. 6, 1937
A.N. McFall Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
47. A.N. McFall Tombstone
Who was
Born October 29th
1800
Died May 5th
1860
James L. Orr Tombstone<br>West Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
48. James L. Orr Tombstone
West Inscription
Born May 12, 1822
In Anderson County So Ca.
Died May 5, 1873
At St. Petersburg Russia
James L. Orr Tombstone<br>South Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
49. James L. Orr Tombstone
South Inscription
Erected
by his widow
and children.
James L. Orr Tombstone<br>East Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
50. James L. Orr Tombstone
East Inscription
Confederate States Senate 1861-65
Governor of S.C. 1865-68
Grand Master
Of the A.F.M. of S.C. 1865-68
Judge of
8th Judicial Circuit 1868-72
U.S. Minister to Russia 1872-73
James L. Orr Tombstone<br>North Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
51. James L. Orr Tombstone
North Inscription
He Filled the Following Positions
S.C. Legislature, 1844-48
U.S. Congress, 1848-59
Speaker of 85th Congress
Colonel of Orr's Regiment
Of Rifles, 1861
James Lawrence Orr<br>May 12, 1822 – May 5, 1873 image. Click for full size.
Prints and Photographs Division. Brady-Handy Photograph Collection, circa 1860
52. James Lawrence Orr
May 12, 1822 – May 5, 1873
Mary J. Orr Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
53. Mary J. Orr Tombstone
Wife of James L. Orr
Daughter of Dr. Samuel Marshall
Nov. 27, 1826
Sept. 21, 1898
Elia Foster Orr Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
54. Elia Foster Orr Tombstone
Eldest Daughter
of the
Hon. Jas. L. & Mary J. Orr
Born 25th October,
1844
Died 7th January,
1851
Amelia Orr Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
55. Amelia Orr Tombstone
Youngest Daughter of
James L & Mary J.
Orr
Born June 1, 1860
Died
Dec. 5, 1874
Aged
12 Years 6 Mths 4
Days
Christopher Hugh Orr Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
56. Christopher Hugh Orr Tombstone
Born
Feb. 4, 1862
Died
Jan. 23, 1896
Helen Orr Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
57. Helen Orr Tombstone
Helen Orr Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
58. Helen Orr Tombstone
Helen Orr Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
59. Helen Orr Tombstone
Helen Orr Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
60. Helen Orr Tombstone
Hezekiah Riley Tombstone<br>Carved by W.T. White image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 8, 2011
61. Hezekiah Riley Tombstone
Carved by W.T. White
Who Departed this Life
July 10th 1850
Aged 86 Years
He was an exemplary Member
of the M.E. Church
40 Years
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"Nor pain, nor grief, nor anxious fear
Invades thy bounds, no mortal woes
Can reach the peaceful sleeper here,
While angels watch the soft repose."

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