Pelzer in Anderson County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Reese Family Cemetery
This is the site of a small cemetery used by the Reece family in the 19th century. Because cattle roamed freely in this area for years, the tombstones and other grave markings are broken. In 1977, the readable tombstones were recorded by family members. Jacob Reece (1783-1873) and his wife Rebecca Reece (1787-1865) were married around 1801 and had nine children, four of whom are known to be buried in this cemetery - David Reece (1837-1858), Matilda Chapman (1811-1858), Leaner Chapman (1816-1860), and Elizabeth Reece (1818-1880). Another family member, Soloman Chapman (1836-1860), also has a marker in the cemetery. Robert Martin (1815-1883) and his wife Matilda Caroline Reece Martin (1820-?) are known to be buried at this site, but stones were never found.
Location. 34° 39.483′ N, 82° 21.289′ W. Marker is in Pelzer, South Carolina, in Anderson County. Marker can be reached from Reedy Fork Road. Touch for map. Marker is located down a gravel road just past the entrance to the Saddlehorn subdivision on the right. It is south about 1/4 mile from the Old Livestock Corral marker. Marker is in this post office area: Pelzer SC 29669, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Livestock Corral (about 300 feet away, measured in Hopkins Farm (approx. 2.2 miles away); Toney's Store / Militia Muster Ground (approx. 2.2 miles away); Battle of Great Cane Brake (approx. 2.2 miles away); Lickville Presbyterian Church (was approx. 3.8 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Pepper School (approx. 3.8 miles away); Luther Samuel Payne (approx. 5.8 miles away); Fairview Church / Fairview Cemetery (approx. 5.9 miles away); Pelzer Presbyterian Church (approx. 6 miles away); Donaldson Air Force Base / Captain John O. Donaldson (approx. 6½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pelzer.
Also see . . . Saddlehorn Neighborhood Profile. (Submitted on September 5, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Categories. • Antebellum South, US • Cemeteries & Burial Sites •
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