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Kingstree in Williamsburg County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

John Witherspoon

 
 
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By Anna Inbody, March 18, 2012
1. John Witherspoon Marker
Inscription. Born near Glasgow, Scotland in 1670, removed to Ireland because of religious persecution and settled in County Down in 1695. In 1734 he, with his kindred and friends, came to America and settled near Kingstree in Williamsburg Township. He was the leading spirit in the erection of the First Williamsburg Meeting House in 1736. He died in the Fall of 1737 and was the first person buried in this graveyard.

Of Covernanter blood, a descendant of John Knox, he was a zealous adherent to the principles of the Presbyterian Reformed Church of Scotland. A man of deep piety, strong moral courage, and a leader in the affairs of the community.

This marker is erected by Grateful descendants who unite in honoring and perpetuating his memory
Erected September 1938
 
Erected 1938 by Descendents of John Witherspoon.
 
Location. 33° 40.052′ N, 79° 49.025′ W. Marker is in Kingstree, South Carolina, in Williamsburg County. Marker can be reached from East Main Street. Touch for map. The marker is located in the Kingstree Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Kingstree SC 29556, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Captain Roger Gordon ( within shouting distance of this marker); Stephen A. Swails House
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By Anna Inbody, March 18, 2012
2. John Witherspoon Marker
( approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Albanís Episcopal Church ( approx. 0.7 miles away); Williamsburgh ( approx. 0.8 miles away); Willamsburg County Veterans Monument ( approx. 0.8 miles away); Williamsburg County Confederate Monument ( approx. 0.8 miles away); Old Muster Ground and Courthouse ( approx. 0.9 miles away); Williamsburg Church ( approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingstree.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
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By Anna Inbody, March 18, 2012
3. John Witherspoon Marker Overview
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 23, 2012, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 474 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 23, 2012, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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