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Rimini in Clarendon County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Richardson Graves

 
 
Richardson Graves Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
1. Richardson Graves Marker
Inscription. Three hundred yards west is the site of one of the earliest graveyards in St. Mark's Parish. In the cemetery are buried Richard Richardson, Brigadier in the Revolution, James Burchell Richardson, South Carolina Governor 1802-04, and John Peter Richardson, South Carolina Governor, 1840-42, and founder of the Citadel.
 
Erected 1970 by Clarendon County Historical Society. (Marker Number 14-3.)
 
Location. 33° 38.299′ N, 80° 29.323′ W. Marker is in Rimini, South Carolina, in Clarendon County. Marker is on Old River Road (State Highway 14-76), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located just south of Kennette Trail 2.2 miles from Rimini. Marker is in this post office area: Summerton SC 29148, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Halfway Swamp: (approx. one mile away); Encounter at Halfway Swamp / Site of Original St. Mark's Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Good Hope Picnic (approx. 5.7 miles away); Andrews Chapel Church (approx. 6.1 miles away); Col. David Dubose Gaillard (approx. 6.3 miles away); Liberty Hill Church / Pioneers in Desegregation
Richardson Graves Marker as seen looking south along Old River Road ( State Road 14-76) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 11, 2009
2. Richardson Graves Marker as seen looking south along Old River Road ( State Road 14-76)
(approx. 6.6 miles away); Fort Watson (approx. 7.5 miles away); Santee National Wildlife Refuge (approx. 7.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rimini.
 
Regarding Richardson Graves. "Richardson Cemetery",
One of the most historic graveyards in the region, Richardson Cemetery was founded prior to the Revolutionary War. In an attempt to force information concerning Francis Marion's whereabouts from the widow of General Richard Richardson, Banastre Tarleton, a British general[sic, Lt.Col.] compelled Richardson's widow to dig up the body of her husband laid to rest just six weeks earlier. Buried here also are Governors James Burcell Richardson and John Peter Richardson (founder of the Citadel). Five of S. C.'s governors were from Clarendon County.
(The Clarendon County Archives and History Center)
 
Also see . . .  Richardson Cemetery, Global Gazetteer of the American Revolution. This is where Tarleton camped, started on the chase to Ox Swamp and returned to harass the Richardson family. He made Mrs. Richardson prepare dinner for him, then dug up Gen. Richardsonís body, burnt the house and the barn with all the animals in it
Richardson Graves Marker at the cemetery driveway image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 11, 2009
3. Richardson Graves Marker at the cemetery driveway
and finally flogged Mrs. Richardson in front of her children. (Submitted on October 22, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Richardson Graves ; Presently the cemetery is closed - under renovation image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 11, 2009
4. Richardson Graves ; Presently the cemetery is closed - under renovation
Richardson Graves image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 11, 2009
5. Richardson Graves
Far left is Gen. Richard Richardson gravesite
General Richard Richardson image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 19, 2010
6. General Richard Richardson
Sacred
to the memory of
General Richard
Richardson
who departed this life
in September 1780
aged 76 years.
He died while a prisoner
and under the parole of
the British who permitted
him in his illness
to leave John's Island
where he was confined
to close the last moments
of his life in the bosom
of his numerous
family.
Beneath this marble
his venerated remains repose
which is erected to his memory
by James Burchill Richardson
his eldest son by his second
and last marriage.
John Peter Richardson Sr. Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, February 20, 2010
7. John Peter Richardson Sr. Grave Marker
Son of Richard Richardson and Father of Gov. James Burchell Richardson and Gov. John Peter Richardson Jr. Inscription: SACRED to the Memory of John Peter Richardson Esq'r Born on the 20th October 1772 and departed this life on ye 30th January 1811
James Burchell Richardson Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, February 20, 2010
8. James Burchell Richardson Grave Marker
Inscription: In Memory of James Burchell Richardson Born on the 28th October 1770 Died on the 28th April 1836 Aged 66 years and 6 months
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,979 times since then and 121 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 22, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   6. submitted on January 20, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   7, 8. submitted on February 21, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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