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Grahamville in Jasper County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Tomb of Thomas Heyward, Jr.

1746-1809

 
 
Tomb of Thomas Heyward, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 2008
1. Tomb of Thomas Heyward, Jr. Marker
Inscription. Member of South Carolina Provincial Congress and Council of Safety and of Continental Congress. Signer of Declaration of Independence and Articles of Confederation and captain of militia at Battle of Port Royal and Siege of Charleston. Prisoner of war 1780-81. Circuit Court Judge 1778-89.
 
Erected 1955 by Beaufort County Historical Society. (Marker Number 27-7.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, and the South Carolina, Beaufort County Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 32° 27.485′ N, 80° 53.863′ W. Marker is in Grahamville, South Carolina, in Jasper County. Marker is on State Highway 462 0.1 miles south of State Highway 27-336, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ridgeland SC 29936, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old House Plantation ( about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thomas Heyward Jr. ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Grahamville ( approx. 4 miles away); Church of the Holy Trinity ( approx. 4 miles away); Euhaw Baptist Church
Entrance to Heyward "Old House" and Tomb image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 2008
2. Entrance to Heyward "Old House" and Tomb
( approx. 4.1 miles away); Gopher Tortoise Square ( approx. 5.2 miles away); Ridgeland ( approx. 5.2 miles away); St. Paul's Methodist Church ( approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grahamville.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, see markers shown.
 
Also see . . .  Thomas Heyward, Jr. (Submitted on March 20, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
Tomb of Thomas Heyward, Jr. image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 2008
3. Tomb of Thomas Heyward, Jr.
At the Tomb image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 2008
4. At the Tomb
" 1746 1809 In Memory Of Thomas Heyward Jr Patriot Statesman Soldier Jurist Member of the Continental Congress 1775 - Member of the Council of Saftey of S.C. 1775- Signer of the Declaration of Independence July 4th 1776 - Signer of the Articles of American Confederation in behalf of the state of S.C. July 9th 1778- Judge of the Court Of Common Pleas 1778- At the siege of Charleston May 12, 1780 he commanded the Charleston Battalion of volunteers and in the surrender of the City was taken prisoner and was confined at St. Augustine Fla, for one year- Member Of The Constitutional Convention Of S.C. 1790- He was the son of Col. Daniel Heyward-by Marla daughter of William Miles Esq. Erected By The State of S.C. "
Top of Heyward Monument image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 2008
5. Top of Heyward Monument
Close-up of the Heyward Bust image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 30, 2009
6. Close-up of the Heyward Bust
Grave Stone forThomas Heyward, Esqr. image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 31, 2009
7. Grave Stone forThomas Heyward, Esqr.
In Memory of Thomas Heyward Esqr who departed this life the 17th April 1809 Aged 62 years
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 20, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,218 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 20, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   6, 7. submitted on February 23, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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