Near Bennettsville in Marlboro County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Abel Kolb's Murder / Welsh Neck Cemetery
Colonel Abel Kolb was a prominent Revolutionary War Patriot of this area. A band of Tory raiders, on the night of April 27-28, 1781, surrounded the home of Colonel Kolb and his family. He was shot while surrendering himself as a prisoner of war and his home was burned. His grave is in old Welsh Neck cemetery, one mile north, a short distance from his home site.
One mile north on the east bank of Pee Dee River is the site of Old Welsh Neck Baptist Church and its cemetery, where early Welsh settlers and their descendants are buried. Two stone monuments and several river rocks mark the few remaining graves of members of the Marshall, Kolb, and Wilds families. When the church moved to Society Hill, the cemetery was abandoned.
Erected 1973 by Marlboro County Historic Preservation Commission. (Marker Number 35-17.)
Location. 34° 31.678′ N, 79° 49.687′ W. Marker is near Bennettsville, South Carolina, in Marlboro County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 15 and Kolb's Tomb Road/River Landing Road (County Route 167) when traveling south on U.S. 15. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bennettsville SC 29512, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Welsh Neck Settlement (within shouting distance of this marker); Execution of Adam Cusack (approx. 1.1 miles away); Society Hill Depot (approx. 1.1 miles away); Long Bluff (approx. 1.6 miles away); Welsh Neck Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Lawrence Faulkner / Simon Brown (approx. 1.7 miles away); Henry C. Burn House (approx. 1.8 miles away); Trinity Church (approx. 1.8 miles away).
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Also see . . .
1. Google Books: A history of Marlboro County: with traditions and sketches of numerous families. By John Alexander William Thomas, William Evans Thomas (Submitted on June 10, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. Welsh Neck-Long Bluff-Society Hill Historic District National Register of Historic Places Nom. Form. (Submitted on June 10, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
3. The Royal Colony of South Carolina - The Welsh Settlers. (Submitted on June 10, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • War, US Revolutionary •
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