Ammons Family Cemetery
The family cemetery of Joshua Ammons (1756-1833), veteran of the American Revolution, is all that remains of his 500-acre plantation near the Three Creeks. Ammons, a native of Virginia, moved to S.C. by 1775, when he enlisted in the 3rd S.C. Militia. Ammons reenlisted in 1777, and was in the battles of Savannah and Stono Ferry and the Siege of Savannah in 1777-1779.
Ammons, captured by the British at the fall of Charleston in 1780, was exchanged in time for the siege of Yorktown and the British surrender there in 1781. An early history of Marlboro County praised him for his “great firmness of character and solid worth.” Ammons, a longtime member of Beauty Spot Baptist Church, received a veteranís pension shortly before his death in 1833.
Erected 2011 by Marlborough Historical Society. (Marker Number 35-36.)
Location. 34° 37.455′ N, 79° 37.626′ W. Marker is near Bennettsville, South Carolina, in Marlboro County. Marker is on U.S. 401, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1635 Hwy 401, Bennettsville SC 29512, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Revolutionary •
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