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Martin Cemetery, McCormick County, South Carolina, USA
- location: Go west of McCormick on Hwy. 378. Turn right on Bordeaux road. Park in yard of second house (Creed Silvers). Burial ground is located approx. 400 yards behind and slightly to the left of this house.
Grave 1 - John Martin, Born about 1740, Died 1831, was 91, was 4 times married, He fought the British in the Revolution, Father of Phares Martin, His 4-wife is burried (sic) next to him. Erected by his great grandson R. S. B. Martin, March 16, 1920
Grave 2 - Nancy Cartlege, Wife of John Martin, Mother of Edmond A. ---- (unreadable), IONAR Baptist persons, we--------e same, Erected March 16, 1920 (broken concrete)
Grave 3 - Annie Thompson, Third wife of John Martin, Mother of Phares Martin, Sister of Waddie Thompson, We do not know her age, She was Scotch, Erected by her great grandson, March 16, 1920
Grave 4 - Phares Martin, 1782 - 1868, Sept. 13, Son of John Martin, Fought for America in 1819, His mother Annie Thompson was 3rd wife of John Martin, Erected by his Grandson R.S.B. Martin, March 16, 1920
These graves marked by flatrock headstones and thin slab of concrete moulded over grave with hand lettering scratched into concrete. No evidence of other graves in this burial ground although the last two graves are approximately 50 feet from first two. Approximately 100 feet across wire fence to path east of these four graves is evidence of many graves marked only by orderly depressions in the ground. These are believed to be graves of slaves of the Martin family. It is known that this family had many slaves.
- 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.