Bordeaux in McCormick County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
To the Memory of 1764 Huguenot Immigrant
Who Died in 1814
Age 75 Years
Born near Bordeaux, France. Was one of group under the leadership of the Reverend Jean Louis Gilbert, who, seeking religious freedom, settled at New Bordeaux, S.C. in the old Abbeville District from which McCormick Co. was formed.
Fought as Private and Sergeant. Received
permanent hip wound which caused him to limp
until the day of his death.
Served in the militia of S.C. as member of the
Bordeaux Regiment, Abbeville Co. under
Capt. Joseph Bouchillon, Aug. 1779 to May 1782.
Erected by Augusta Chapter, D.A.R.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Patriots & Patriotism • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1782.
Location. 33° 56.767′ N, 82° Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mc Cormick SC 29835, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Guillebeau Home and Family Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); John De La Howe School Enterprise Market Program at "The Barn" (approx. 1.2 miles away); John De La Howe School (approx. 1.2 miles away); John De La Howe / John De La Howe School (approx. 1.4 miles away); De La Howe Hall (approx. 1.6 miles away); Site of Willington Presbyterian Church (approx. 2.1 miles away); Site of Willington Academy (approx. 2.2 miles away); Cherry Hill / Noble Cemetery (approx. 2.3 miles away); Willington Academy (approx. 2.3 miles away); Willington (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bordeaux.
Regarding Andre Guillebeau. Adjacent to the cemetery is the former location of the Guillbeau Cabin. In 1983, the cabin was moved to the Hickory Knob State Parker where it was restored and open for renting.
Also see . . .
1. Huguenot. The Huguenots were members of the Protestant Reformed Church of France (or French Calvinists) from the sixteenth to the seventeenth centuries. (Submitted on March 30, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. A History of New Bordeaux, South Carolina. In 1761, The Bounty Act was a direct result of the French and Indian War (1756-1759 in the colonies) and the Cherokee War (1760) in South Carolina. (Submitted on November 23, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. Guillebeau House. The Guillebeau House is a good example of Southern eighteenth-century pioneer construction. (Submitted on November 23, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
1. Decline of New Bordeaux
In the years following the start of the Revolutionary War, the colony vanished. Reasons for this are unclear but they may have been economic. The War had disrupted normal life in South Carolina, where the war took on a "civil war" like manner. This disruption affected townships such as New Bordeaux which was founded specifically to produce wine and silk.
— Submitted November 23, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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