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Ruhamah United Methodist Church

 
 
Ruhamah United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 27, 2012
1. Ruhamah United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.
1822 - 1976
Founded by
Dr. William Glenn
The Church in the Wildwood

 
Location. 34° 23.533′ N, 82° 48.85′ W. Marker is in Starr, South Carolina, in Anderson County. Marker is on Ruhamah Church Road, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Starr SC 29684, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hartwell Lake (approx. 1.7 miles away); Louie Morris Memorial Bridge (approx. 2.7 miles away in Georgia); Roberts Church (approx. 4.8 miles away); Nancy Hart (approx. 6.2 miles away in Georgia); Mountain Creek Baptist Church (approx. 6.5 miles away); Dean / Dean's Station (approx. 7.2 miles away); The Broken V (approx. 7.3 miles away in Georgia); Hart County World War I Memorial (approx. 7.3 miles away in Georgia); Hart County Veterans of Foreign Wars Monument (approx. 7.3 miles away in Georgia); Hart County World War II & Korean War Memorial (approx. 7.3 miles away in Georgia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Starr.
 
Additional comments.
1. Ruhamah United Methodist Church
In the early days of the nineteenth century camp meetings were a popular form of revivals and they
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By Brian Scott, February 27, 2012
2. Ruhamah United Methodist Church
were held not alone by Methodists, but by Baptists and Presbyterians as well. The Methodist churches of Ruhamah and Providence were famous for their camp meetings.

In the southwestern part of the county, two miles from the Savannah River, stands another early Methodist Church, Ruhamah. It was organized in 1823, Mr. William Glenn giving the land upon which it was built. It was dedicated in 1836 by Reverend Levi Garrison, who also named it. The original building stood a little back of, and to the left of the site of the present one, which was erected in 1874. At that time Mr. John F Glenn, son of the original donor, gave an additional half acre of land so that the cemetery might be enlarged. For some years camp meeting were held at Ruhamah also, but in
1849 conference determined that Providence was a more suitable place for those great gatherings, so the change was made. (Source: Traditions & History of Anderson County by Louise Ayer Vandiver.)
    — Submitted March 4, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

 
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Ruhamah United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 27, 2012
3. Ruhamah United Methodist Church Marker
Ruhamah United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 27, 2012
4. Ruhamah United Methodist Church Marker
Memorial Dedication Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 27, 2012
5. Memorial Dedication Plaque
This Memorial to the Old Church
Dedicated to
Jennie G. Manning & Louise reeves
For Their Continuous Service
And Leadership in the Church
Ruhamah United Methodist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 27, 2012
6. Ruhamah United Methodist Church and Marker
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By Mary Elizabeth Todd
7. Ruhamah United Methodist Church Marker
This is the inside of Ruhamah Methodist - My brother Joseph Archer Todd, Jr. was the architect that designed the new church. He is buried in the church graveyard- My father and mother are recognized by a stone at the back of the church being the reason the new building now stands, but I would like to say that it was a joint effort made by all the members of the church at that time.
Ruhamah United Methodist Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 27, 2012
8. Ruhamah United Methodist Church Cemetery
Ruhamah United Methodist Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 27, 2012
9. Ruhamah United Methodist Church Cemetery
Seborn Loveless Tombstone<br>Erected by Daughter M.F. Loveless image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 27, 2012
10. Seborn Loveless Tombstone
Erected by Daughter M.F. Loveless
In memory of
Seaborn Loveless
Born Feb. 16th
1807
Died Aug 22nd
& 6 days
Wesley Earp Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 27, 2012
11. Wesley Earp Tombstone
Sacred
to the
Memory
of
Wesley Earp
who departed this life on the
26th Nov. 1845,
Aged 55 years & 10 days.
He was the only Son of the
Rev. Daniel & June Earp
and being early taught the
rudiments of the Christian religion
while young he sought & obtained
through faith an interest in his Savior
joined the Methodist E. Church,
lived a worthy & respectable member
to the last moment of his life.
David D. Earp Tombstone/Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 27, 2012
12. David D. Earp Tombstone/Monument
9 July 1795 - 1861
Son of Caleb &
Margaret (Dunlap) Earp

Married Margaret Phillips

Anderson Co. SC Justice of the
Quorum (quarterly court) 1835
Trustee of Ruhamah Methodist Church 1836
School Trustee
1839-41

Erected 2003 by
Great-Great-Great Granddaughter
Sharon Studebaker Spencer
Grapevine, Texas
John Corr Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 27, 2012
13. John Corr Tombstone
Born 18th Jan. 1772
Died 27th Mar. 1839
Mary Corr Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 27, 2012
14. Mary Corr Tombstone
Sacred
To the Memory
of
Mrs. Mary Corr
Who was born
The 8th August 1776
And died
The 27th August 1855.
She died Strong in the
Faith of Meeting her
Saviour in Heaven
Corr Tombstones image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 27, 2012
15. Corr Tombstones
Frederick Asbury Riley Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 27, 2012
16. Frederick Asbury Riley Tombstone
Sacred
to the memory of
Frederick Asbury
Riley

who departed this life
September the 13th 1834
Aged 33 years, 11 months
and 21 days
James Wesley Henderson Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 27, 2012
17. James Wesley Henderson Tombstone
Sacred
To the memory of
James Wesley
Henderson

who departed this life
April 14th 1883
aged 4 months
and 7 days
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 4, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 771 times since then and 96 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 4, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   7. submitted on May 26, 2015, by Mary Elizabeth Todd of Starr, South Carolina.   8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17. submitted on March 4, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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