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Mars Family Cemetery, McCormick County, South Carolina, USA

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GeneralEdit

  • location: Go north from McCormick on Highway 28 to road S-33-37. Follow S-33-37 to road S-33-19. Turn left and go approx. 3/10 mile to first old road to right. Follow this road and keep bearing to right approx. 2/10 mile.

Section AEdit

Cemetery located at end of road.

Line IEdit

Grave 1 - N. E. G.

Line IIEdit

right to left

Grave 1 - Martha E. Caldwell, Wife of J.E. Caldwell, Febr. 26, 1841, Aug. 1, 1873, I shall be satisfied when I awake with thy likeness

Grave 2 - Robert P. Mars, Born June 23, 1834, Died May 21, 1861

Grave 3 - James A. Mars, Born March 9, 1849, Died May 16, 1859

Grave 4 - John A. Mars, Born Sept. 25, 1836, Died May 18, 1854

Grave 5 - Thomas J. W. Mars, Born April 5, 1846, Died Oct. 7, 1846

Grave 6 - Joshua L. Mars, Born Nov. 10, 1829, Died Oct. 14, 1836

Grave 7 - Mary Carmichael, Died July 20, 1833 Age 68 years

Line IIIEdit

right to left

Grave 1 - T. W. Mars, 1858 - 1934

Grave 2 - E. A. Mars, 1851 - 1932

Grave 3 - Walter Warren Mars, Born Sept. 29, 1854, Died Nov. 8, 1924

Grave 4 - John A. Mars, 1802 - 1878

Grave 5 - Martha W. Mars, Wife of John A. Mars, Born April 12, 1815, Died May 22, 1871

Grave 6 - Frances G. Anderson, Wife of L. Anderson, Born Febr. 26, 1839, Died Sept. 20, 1864

Line IVEdit

right to left

Grave 1 - Georgia M. Mars, 1870 - 1945

Grave 2 - Carrie M. Mars, 1866 - 1927

Grave 3 - Carrie T. Mars, 1840 - 1885

CSA Grave 4 - W. D. Mars, Co. B. 5 S.C. Cav., C.S.A., Dec. 27, 1831, May 12, 1889

Grave 5 - Elizabeth T. Mars, 1831 - 1875

Grave 6 - John A. Mars, Infant son of W.D. & E. O. Mars, Born Sept. 15, 1862, Died Oct. 19, 1862

Grave 7 - George Mars, Infant son of W. D. & E. O. Mars, Born Sept. 22, 1860, Died June 22, 1862

Grave 8 - R. A. Mars, 1873 - 1940

Grave 9 - W. O. Mars, 1867 - 1942

Section BEdit

On left away from main cemetery is one grave with stone broken. Markings on this stone: George W. Hartfield, Born March 12, 1842, Died Nov. 15, 1914

Slave107px-BLAKE10 Around this grave and beyond, scattered through the trees to the northeast and northwest are dozens of unmarked graves too numerous to register. Presumably these are graves of former slaves of the Mars family, or other families who once farmed this area.

Section CEdit

Small cemetery on left of road as you approach larger cemetery

Line IEdit

left to right

Grave 1 - [unmarked]

Grave 2 - Anna Ross, Died Nov. 14, 1945, Age 42 years [no stone]

Grave 3 - Ester Glover, Febr. 5, 1892, April 20, 1943

Grave 4 - Willie Gilliard, Died Aug. 27, 1945 Age 42 years [no stone]

Line IIEdit

left to right

Grave 1 - Mary M.,Wife of C. Dunlap, Born July 25, 1894, Died June 8, 1906, As you are now so once was I, As I am now, soon you shall be, So prepare for death and follow me

Grave 2 - Heard Searles, Born March 5, 1881, Died Oct. 16, 1910, Although he sleeps, His memory doth live, And cheering comfort, To his mourners give

Grave 3 - [unmarked]

Grave 4 - [unmarked]

Grave 5 - [unmarked]

NotesEdit

  • Most of the information about this cemetery was copied with permission from McCormick County Cemeteries prepared by the McCormick County Historical Society in 1987, whose members are deeply thanked.
  • Details beyond simple text not as appears on original; comments appear in brackets: [ ]; "?" substituted for unknown letter(s)/word(s)/line(s); not all graves transcribed or photographed; grave numbers for the convenience of the transcriber and photographer only; photographs taken 24 November 2001; transcription compiled from photographs.

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