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McClimons Memorial

 
 
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By Brian Scott, February 2, 2011
1. McClimons Memorial Marker
Inscription.
In memory of
Hugh Porter McClimons, his wife, Jane Bailey, and her brothers, Hugh and Robert Bailey, pioneers, who helped build this section of Greenville and Spartanburg district.

Hugh Porter McClimons came from Aronak, Ireland, at the age of 12, with Hugh Bailey in 1792. Huge Bailey returned to Ireland later and brought his orphaned sister, Jane, age 8 and brother Robert. They settled south of Spartanburg, were partners in land, later they all moved on Enoree River in Greenville, manufactured iron ore and ran a mill. The land where this monument stands is a part of the original tract owned by Hugh Porter McClimons.

Hugh Porter McClimons, 1780-1827,
and Jane Bailey, 1785-1880, were married in 1809.

Their children were:
Hugh Porter, Jr.     1815-1879     Married Nancy H. Wood     1814-1887
Sallie                      1811-1895         "         Jeremiah Gleen     1802-1885
Elizabeth               1819-1857         "         Nathaniel Smith       -   -
John Pressley         1822-1865         "         Mary Smith           1825-1885
Edward                       -     -                               unmarried
Nancy                         -     -              "          Silos R. Hawkins

A loyal and patriotic family who have faithfully performed
the duties to their country in every war, to the present day.

Armed
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By Michael Sean Nix, September 13, 2009
2. McClimons Memorial Marker
with the breast plate of righteousness, holding the shield
of faith, in one hand and a sword of the spirit, in the other.

A helmet of salvation.

 
Location. 34° 52.362′ N, 82° 11.46′ W. Marker is near Greer, South Carolina, in Spartanburg County. Marker is at the intersection of Liberty Hill Road and Wadell Road, on the left when traveling south on Liberty Hill Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 South 17, Greer SC 29651, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hugh Porter & Jane Baily McClimon (a few steps from this marker); Flatwood (approx. 1.6 miles away); Cotton Mills (was approx. 2.3 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Pelham Mill (approx. 2.3 miles away); Abner Creek Baptist Church (approx. 2.4 miles away); Birthplace (approx. 2.4 miles away); a different marker also named Abner Creek Baptist Church (approx. 2.4 miles away); Cherokee Boundary (1767) (approx. 2½ miles away); Theron J. Hendrix Memorial Highway (approx. 2.6 miles away); Early White Settlement / The Massacre of Jacob Hite (approx. 3½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greer.
 
Also see . . .  Hugh Porter McClimons Descendants. Descendants of Hugh Porter McClimons. (Submitted on February 3, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
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By Brian Scott, February 2, 2011
3. McClimons Memorial Marker

1. Aramgh County, Ireland may be the place of birth, not Aronak.
I believe that Hugh Porter McClimons, Sr. came from Aramgh County, Ireland. He was my great great great grand father. His son, Hugh Porter McClimons, Jr. and his wife, Nancy Hargrove Wood McClimons, along with three of their chldren, are buried 20 miles from where I write in Forrest Academy Cemetery, Hopkins County, Texas. Five generations of the McClimons family are buried in City Cemetery, Sulphur Springs, Texas.
    — Submitted September 22, 2009, by Terry Mac Tirado of Scroggins, Texas.

 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraNotable PersonsSettlements & Settlers
 
McClimons Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, September 13, 2009
4. McClimons Memorial Marker
McClimons Memorial Marker and Tombstones image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 2, 2011
5. McClimons Memorial Marker and Tombstones
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By Michael Sean Nix, September 13, 2009
6. McClimons Memorial Marker
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By Michael Sean Nix, September 13, 2009
7. McClimons Memorial Marker
Hugh Porter & Jane Bailey McClimon First McClimon family in South Carolina. Born to this union, six children, John Pressely gave the land for Liberty Hill Church. The first church was logs. Sallie McClimon married Jeremiah Glenn. They gave most of the money to build the first frame building. A committee asked Sallie Glenn to let the church be nameds Glenns Chapel. She was not seeking honor and did not agree. June 19, 1980 relatives moved the Glenns from the family plot to Liberty Hill Church beside her father and mother Hugh Porter and Jane McClimon
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By Michael Sean Nix, September 13, 2009
8. McClimons Memorial Marker
The remains of Hugh and Jane McClimon who was moved from the family burial ground due to the airport purchasing land in 1961
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By Brian Scott, February 2, 2011
9. Hugh and Jane McClimons Remains
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By Michael Sean Nix, September 13, 2009
10. McClimons Memorial Marker
Gravestones of Hugh McClimon, Jane McClimons, Jeremiah Glenn, and Sallie McClimon
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By Brian Scott, February 2, 2011
11. McClimons Memorial Marker and Tombstones
From left to right: Sallie McClimon, Jeremiah Glenn, Jane McClimons, Hugh McClimans
Sallie McClimon Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 2, 2011
12. Sallie McClimon Tombstone
Our Mother
Sallie McClimon
wife of
Jeremiah Glenn
Born
Dec. 15, 1806
Died
Mar. 18, 1895
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She is not dead but sleepeth
Jeremiah Glenn Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 2, 2011
13. Jeremiah Glenn Tombstone
Died
Oct 1, 1885
Aged
88 years
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Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingsom of
Heaven
Jane McClimons Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 2, 2011
14. Jane McClimons Tombstone
Born
May 1, 1874
Died
June 12, 1880
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Precious in the sight of
the Lord is the death of
his Saints
Hugh McClimans Tombstone<br>Carved by T. Walker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 2, 2011
15. Hugh McClimans Tombstone
Carved by T. Walker
The
Memory
of
Hugh McClimans
who died 12th Aug. 1827
aged 47 years
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The Righteous
shall be in everlasting
remembrance.
Ps. 112.6
Liberty Hill United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, September 13, 2009
16. Liberty Hill United Methodist Church
 
 
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