Trinity Methodist Church Burial Ground

Trinity Methodist Church Burial Ground

The following inscriptions were copied May 2, 1979 by T.J. Caldwell and J.E. Hart, Jr., from tombstones and scraps found in the Trinity Methodist Church Burial Ground located in York, SC, on the corner of East Jefferson and College Streets. There is evidence that many broken stones have been removed from the graveyard. This cemetery is sometimes called the Early Settlers cemetery.

In memory / of MARY A. ADAMS / Died August 11th 1870 / Aged 37 years / Also ROBERT L. ADAMS / Born Sept. 22nd 1828 / Killed at Battle of Gettys- / burg Pa. July 1st 1863 / and buried on Battlefield.

In / memory of / ELIZABETH ALBRIGHT / who departed this life / March 9, 1860 / aged 72 years & 21 days

In / memory of / JOHN ALBRIGHT / Born December 4th 1784 / Died May 31st 1847

In / memory of / ADRIAN W. BEARD / Born Feby 22, 1804 / Died Aug. 3, 1870

CHRISTINA M. / BEARD / Died Novr. / 24th 1846

JAMES J. / BEARD / Died June / 12th 1840

LEANORA J. / BEARD / Died Sept. / 8th 1854

In memory of / MARTHA M. BEARD / wife of / A.W. BEARD / Born August 1st 1820 / Died August 20th 1886

MARY E. / BEARD / Died July / 13th 1843

THOMAS C. / BEARD / Died July / 3rd 1839

T.J. BEARD / Comp. H. 23 Regt. N.C.T. / Died at Culpeper VA. Jan. / 21st 1862 in the 23rd

JANE BEASON / Died March 17- / 1848 / aged 11 Y.

In memory of / JONATHIN LEROY / son of FRANKLIN / & M.A. BLANKENSHIP / who was born March / 4th 1855 and died (sic.)

WILLIAM LOUIS BRATTON / Sept. 23, 1854 / Jan. 15, 1938

In / memory of / JAMES M. BYARS / who died Jan. 9th / 1853 aged 21 years / 9 months & 5 das.

MONROE / son of / WM. J. & M.A. CAPPS / Died March 1st 1851 / Aged 4 years

E.G. CARSON / Died June 14th / 1846 / Aged 14 M.

Sacred / To the memory of / HARRIET CREPS / Wife of / WESLEY CREPS / Born January 9, 1838 / Died August 15, 1859

In / memory of / J. ARABELLA / daughter of / P.B. & J. DARWIN / Born May 15, 1862 / Died Sept. 1, 1863

JERUSHA DARWIN / Born Oct. 9th 1835 / Died Oct. 28th 1895

In memory / of / P.A. DARWIN / son of / P.B. & J. DARWIN / Born June 30, 1867 / Died June 27, 1884

PEYTON B. DARWIN / Born April 18th 1805 / Died December 28th 1883 / For 60 years a member of / the Methodist Church

Sacred / to the memory of / BERNHARDT DERER / Born August 14, 1828 / Died March 16, 1858

In / memory of / MARY LUCELLA / daughter of / T. & M.E. DICKSON / Born February 4th / and Died Decem. 13th / 1862

In memory / of / LUCY ANN / daughter of G.S. / & ALCESTER DOSER who died / Feb. 23rd 1853 / aged 8 M. & 11 D.

In / memory of / MARY L. daughter / of / J.S. and W. ESTES / who died Sep. 7th 1853 / aged 1 year 5 months / & 25 days

Sacred / To the memory of / A.S. FULLTON / who departed this life / March 3 - 1851 / In her 90 - year

Sacred / To the memory of / JAMES B. FULLTON / (a Revolutionary Patriot of / 1776 / who died April 26 - 1848 / In the 83 - year of his age

FRANCIS MARION / GALBRAITH / Born 1822 in / Yorkville / Died 1904 in / Spartanburg

In / memory of / Mrs. GEORGIANNA ELIZA / GALBRAITH / who died May 12th 1853 / aged 24 years 10 months & 23 / days

MARY ELLEN / Wife of / F.M. GALBREATH / Born Jan. 28, 1825 / in Yorkville / Died Mar. 17, 1891 / in Chester

In / memory of / my darling boy / WILLIAM WILSON / GALBRAITH / who died Sept. 30th 1853 aged 7 / years 4 months & 10 days

In / memory of / B.T. WHEELER / GARVIN / Born Dec. 28, 1847 / Died Feb. 28, 1849

In / memory of / J.J. GARVIN / infant son of / J. & N. GARVIN / Born _______ 4th 1846 / and died / April 16th 1846

J.J. GARVIN / 1822 - 1892 / C.S.A. / 1861 - 1865

JOHN J. RUSSELL GARVIN / son of / J.J. & J.S. GARVIN / Born Sept. 5, 1845. He was / a member of Co. F. 17th S.C.V. / and died on the 25th July / 1864 from the effects of a wound / received at the siege of Peters- / burg on the 9th of July 1864

In / memory of JOHN ALLEN / son of MARTIN and / ADALINE HOLEBROKES / who was born Aug. / 24th 1855 and died / Aug. 23rd 1856 / aged 1 year

In memory / of / ARABELLA JAMES / born Feb. 6th 1802 / Died May 23rd 1872

DANIEL JAMES / Born July 22nd 1801 / Died January 12th 1845

CATHARINE ELLENOR / Died / Jan. 3d 1854 / in the 3d year if / her age (JEFFERYS)

CHARLES EDMUND / Died July 15, 1856 / in the 2d year of his age (JEFFERYS)

Sacred / to / ELIZABETH HICKS / Wife of / JAMES JEFFERYS / Born January 16, 1804 / Died May 11, 1894 / a devoted Christian wife and / mother, For 70 years a member / of the M.E. Church

In / memory of / FOSTER GAMEWELL / son of JAMES & ELIZABETH H. JEFFERYS / Died July 6th 1863, aged 18 / years 11 months and 25 days

FANNIE / Born and Died / April 16th 1867 (JEFFERYS)

In memory / of / GEORGE A. JEFFERYS / son of / W.A. & D. JEFFERYS / Died Jan. 6, 1865 / Aged 3 years one / month and 16 days

Sacred / to / JAMES JEFFERYS / a native of England, and / for 62 years a resident of / Yorkville, S.C. Died Feb'y 24 / 1883 aged 82 years 7 mons. / and 21 days. He was a mem- / ber of the Methodist Church / for 60 years

JAMES RUFUS / Died June 2d 1864 / in the 4th year / of his age (JEFFERYS)

GENA / LUCY VIRGINIA / daughter of / T.S. & M.A. JEFFERYS / Died Aug. 26th 1873 / In the 23rd year of her age

MARY ANN / wife of / wife of / T.S. JEFFERYS / entered Paradise / July 19th 1881

In / memory of / MARY CAROLINE / third daughter of / JAMES & ELIZABETH H. / JEFFERYS / who died on the / 18th November 1842 / aged 3 years 3 months / and 1 day

MARY ELIZABETH / Died Sep. 20, 1850 / in the 2d year of / her age (JEFFERYS)

T.S. JEFFERYS / 1827-1894

WILLIAM A. JEFFERYS / Born Feb. 15, 1832 / Died Nov. 10, 1898

Our little / WILLIAM WALKER / son of / MILES & JOSEPHINE / JOHNSON

In / memory of / H.N. KERR / Died Nov. 2nd / 1841 aged 3 / M. & 11 D.

In memory / of / our dear father / JEROME B. KERR / Died Oct. 13th 1865 / Aged 43 years

Little ANGIE / daughter of / J.B. & J.E. KERR / Died April 1, 1866 / Aged 3 years

To the glory of God / and sacred memory of / JAMES & SARAH KUYKENDAL / The former born in 1798, died 1855 / the latter born 1801, died 1881 / This stone is erected by their surviving / children

In memory / of / Mrs. EMELINE LOWE / wife of / G.W. LOWE / who departed this life / July 14th 1857 / in the 50th year of her age

In memory of / JOHN McADAMS / who died in 1845 / And his wife / SARAH McADAMS / who died in 1889 / and their daughter / SARAH JANE McADAMS / who died Mar. 22, 1913

In / memory of / JOHN McKOY / who died in hope of a / blissful immortality on / the 3d day of June 1851 / In the 52d year of his age

JONATHAN J. / McLEAN died / Augt. 2d 1839 / aged 25 years

MARK McLEAN / died Sept. 31st / 1852 / aged 52 years sic

JANE E. MASSEY / Born Oct. 1, 1828 / Died June 20, 1898

Sacred to the memory of / SARAH ANN MASSEY

AMANDA P. OWEN

E. MEYNARDIE / son of / W.C. & E.A. OWEN

GEORGE WALKER / son of / W.C. & E.A. OWEN

LUCY ANN / daughter of / W.C. & E.A. OWEN

MARTHA CLAWSON / daughter of / W.C. & E.A. OWEN

MARY MARGARET / daughter of / W.C. & E.A. OWEN

In / memory of / MARTHA F. / daughter of / A.A. & K. PORTER / who was born July / 22nd 1852 and died / June 9th 1854

In / memory of / our sister / JOSEPHINE S. DERRER / wife of / G. PICKENS PRICE / Born / May 12, 1861 / Died / April 3, 1886

Sacred / to the / memory of / JOHN B. QUIRL / who departed this life / March 23rd 1834 / in the 32nd year of his age

This stone marks the spot / where repose the ashes of / P.M.C. RILEY / for 2 years a member of / Trinity Lodge No. 22 IOOF / who departed this life / March 16th 1855 aged 25 / years 5 months and 12 days / (?) Anoor Anmacitia et Veritas (?) / prompts the erection of this / stone to his memory

LORETTA J. / Daut. of / L.B. & J.J. SHERER / Born Nov. 12, 1880 / Died Aug. 14, 1881

Infant / son of / J.E. & M.C. / SMITH born / & died Sept. / 25th 1850

In memory / of / THOMAS A. SMITH / eldest son of / J.E. & M.C. SMITH / Born Dec. 12, 1847 / Died Dec. 24, 1867

MARY STRAIT / widow of / R.R. STRAIT / Died Jan. 22nd 1876 / Aged 77 years and / 25 days

R.R. STRAIT / Born Jan. 8, 1794 / Died Mar. 23, 1868

Sacred / to the / memory of / LUCETTA SULLIVAN / who was born / April the 30th 1819 / and departed this life / July the 30th 1839

In / memory of / WILLIAM A. / WALLACE / Died Oct. 2nd / 1849 aged 27 / years

In / memory of / Mrs. ELIZABETH / E. WEST / Wife of E.J. WEST, of Chester, S.C. / Eldest daughter of JAMES and / ELIZABETH H. JEFFERYS, died in / peace Dec. 3d 1864, aged 29 yrs. / 3 mos. & 18 days

Sacred / to the memory of / SARAH B. WILLIAMS / daughter of G.W. / & S.L. WILLIAMS / who departed this / life September 9th / 1834 aged 2 / months & eleven / days

In / Memory of / OCTAVIA J. / daughter of P.L. & T. WOOD / Died July 20, 1856 / Aged 3 Years 1 Month / & 29 Days

In / memory of / WILLIAM D. / son of P.L. & T. WOOD / Died July 25 / 1860 / Aged 2 years / 1 month & 11 days

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