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

Samuel Mathis House

 
 
Samuel Mathis House Marker (front) image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, September 10, 2020
1. Samuel Mathis House Marker (front)
Inscription.  (Front)
The Samuel Mathis House, known as “Aberdeen,” was built c. 1805 and is among the oldest extant houses in Camden. It was home to prominent Camden residents Samuel and Margaret Mathis. Samuel (1760-1823) was reportedly the first white male child born in Camden and enjoyed a long career as a soldier, merchant, lawyer, politician, and preacher. He and Margaret Miller (1776-1845) were married in 1793. They had two daughters who survived to adulthood.
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(Reverse)
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Despite being raised as a Quaker, Mathis enlisted in Kershaw’s Battalion of S.C. Militia in 1776. He was captured and paroled in 1780, but broke parole and fought with Francis Marion in 1781. After the war, Mathis operated a mercantile business with his brother-in-law Joseph Kershaw. He was admitted to the S.C. Bar in 1790 and served in numerous public offices, including the S.C. House, Intendant (Mayor) of Camden, and two terms as Ordinary for Kershaw District.
 
Erected 2018 by Camden Archives
Samuel Mathis House Marker (back) image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, September 10, 2020
2. Samuel Mathis House Marker (back)
and Museum. (Marker Number 28-18.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitecturePatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 34° 15.16′ N, 80° 36.471′ W. Marker is in Camden, South Carolina, in Kershaw County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street (U.S. 601) and Monument Square, on the left when traveling north on Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1409 Broad Street, Camden SC 29020, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Polk Dickinson (within shouting distance of this marker); Monument to Lt. Col. James Polk Dickinson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Americans Return (about 300 feet away); Action at Logtown (about 500 feet away); Camden (about 600 feet away); In Honor and Rememberance (about 600 feet away); Confederate War Memorial (about 600 feet away); Monument to Kershaw County’s Confederate Dead (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camden.
 
Samuel Mathis House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, September 10, 2020
3. Samuel Mathis House Marker
Samuel Mathis House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, September 10, 2020
4. Samuel Mathis House Marker
Samuel Mathis House image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, September 10, 2020
5. Samuel Mathis House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 10, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 28 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 10, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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