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St. Philip's Church Cemetery
Church Street
Charleston, South Carolina

Est. 1680

On this page you will find several views of St. Philip's Church and Cemetery located on Church St. in Charleston, South Carolina's historic downtown. I have a short video with the church bells ringing in the background, I have several transcriptions, and several pictures. I will also link you to more than 300 additional photos and transcriptions from this cemetery.

Helen Margaret Johansen
Daughter of Aage Frederik Johansen and Margaret Christina Henningsen
Born November 16, 1916 Kolding, Denmark
Died May 10, 1996 Charleston, South Carolina
Wife of Ashmead Forrester Pringle, son of Ashmead Forrester Pringle and Agnes Petty
Born June 9, 1908 Charleston, South Carolina Died August 24, 1998 Charleston, South Carolina

Anne Branford Lowndes
Wife of Henry Frost Walker
May 7, 1878
Jan 11, 1953
The Eternal God is Thy Refuge

Thomas Pinckney Lowndes
Born Feb 22nd, 1839
Died Sept 23rd, 1899
Beneath this slab rest the remains of
Eliza Pinckney
Relict of Col. Thomas Pinckney
Born 20th August 1784
Died 19th Novr 1862
Edward Rutledge Pinckney
Born 22nd Feby 1800
Died 1st Sept 1832
Mary Pinckney
Born 21st March 1804
Died 24th Jany 1822
Major General Thomas Pinckney
Born 23rd October 1750
Died 17th November 1828
Col. Thomas Pinckney
Born 22nd July 1780
Died 7th July 1842
Frances Motte Pinckney
Relict of Genl. Thos. Pinckney
Born 10th September 1763
Died 26th March 1843

Sacred to the Memory of
John L. Holmes
Who departed this life on the 19th of August 1859,
Aged 54 years and 5 months

Sacred to the Memory of
Mrs. Rebecca Holmes
The widow of John L. Holmes
Born February [?], 1804
Died [?] 14th, 1862
"Not Lost, Blessed Thought, But Only Gone Before."

This stone marks the spot wherein are interred the mortal remains of
Andrew Holmes
Who died 5th September 1807,
in the 28th year of his age.
In Memory of
Daniel Elliott Huger
July 21, 1902
December 4, 1972
And His Wife
Frances Josephine Pelzer
October 4, 1903
August 17, 1986

In memory of my precious and beloved wife
[Sa]rah Ann Knox
Who died on the 10th of December [18]58
Aged 44 years, 2 months and 22 days
William P. Knox
Born 17th April 1813
Died 28th August 1875

Isabella Knox
Wife of W. P. Knox
Born March 10, 1825
Died April 4, 1886

Sacred to the Memory of
Susan S. Howard
Wife of R. T. Walker
Died 2nd December 1860
Aged 31 years
"She is not dead, but sleepeth."

The Trumpet Shall Sound, and the Dead Shall Be Raised
Sacred to the Memory of
Lieut. Philip Harvey
of the British Navy, who departed this life on the 2nd of March 1824, in the 33rd year of his age.
To the Memory of
Anna Downes Frost
Born 19 Nov 1792, Died 29 June 1819
John LeJau Frost
Born 12 April 1799, Died 29 Feb 1803
Mary Caroline Frost
Born 24 Sept 1802, Died 28 June 18[?]5
Elizabeth Downes Frost
Born 9 July 1804, Died 9 July 1805

James T. Welsman
Born August 7, 1813
Died July 7, 1877
Here Lie the Remains of the
Honble Robert Daniell
A brave man who had long served King William in his wars both land and sea, and afterwards governed this province under the lords proprietors.
He died on the first day of May in the year 1718.
Aged 72 years.
Here Also war Buried the Body of
Martha Logan
Who was first the wife of the above Robert Daniell, and afterwards of Colonel George Logan.
She died on the 5th day of November in the year 1742.
Aged 58 years.
This vault also contains the body of the above
Colonel George Logan
Of His Majesty's Army,
And also the bodies of his son
George Logan
And his son's wife
Who was the daughter of the Honble Robert Daniell.

Emma Rutledge
Daughter of Arthur M. Rutledge & Elizabeth Underwood
Wife of Henry Smith
Born in Tennessee 29th March 1854
Died at Charleston, SC 21st January 1940
Where He Leads Me I Can Safely Go, And in the Blest Hereafter I Shall Know Why, in His wisdom, He Hath Led Me So.

Ebenezer Thayer
Died June 24, 1824
Aged 57 years
Caroline Sinclair, His Wife
Died March 18, 1836
Aged 64 years
Here Lies the Body of
Mrs. Mary Dart
The wife of John Dart, Esq.
Relict of Capt. John Hext
She died the 8th of November Anno Dom 1752,
Aged 50 years.
Beneathe the stone are deposited the remains of His Excellency
Edward Rutledge, Esq.
Late Governor of this state whom it pleased the Almighty to take from this life Jany 23rd, 1800 at the age of fifty years and two months.
The virtues of this eminent citizen require not the aid of an inscription here to recall them to our recollection, it is believed that they are engraven on the hearts, and will long live in the remembrance of his countrymen.
Signer of the Declaration of Independence
Sacred to the Memory of
Mary Rutledge
Widow of Edward Rutledge
Who departed this life on the 22nd Octr 1837 in the 85th year of her age.
She was most loved, where best known may her piety & her virtues be remembered, though her example can be no longer enjoyed.

This marble marks the spot where repose the remains of
Mrs. Eliza B. R. Mendenhall
Who closed her earthly career on the 29th December A.D. 1848, aged 67 years.
By her side sleeps her infant grandson
John Bruce Limehouse
"Thou art gone to the grave, but we will not deplore thee whose God was thy ransom, they Guardian and Guide. He gave thee, He took thee and He will restore thee, and death has no sting for the Savior hath died."
This stone is consecrated to a beloved mother by her daughter.

Sacred to the Memory of
Oliver L. Dobson
Who departed this life on the 26th of March 1850, in the 60th year of his age.
He was a native of Ireland, and emigrated to this country.
Charity, kindness, and usefulness were his prominent characteristics.
Naomi Cooner Bayly
March 30, 1880
September 10, 1970
Here Lieth the Body of
Elizabeth Banbury
Who departed this life July 13, 1766
Aged 41 years
In hopes of a joyful Resurrection, here rests the body of
Col. William Rhett
Late of this parish, Principall Officer of His Majesties Customs in this province. He was a person that on all occasions promoted the publick good of this colony, and severall times generously and successfully centured his life in defense of the same. He was a kind husband, a tender father, a faithful friend, a charitable neighbor, a religious constant worshipper of God.
He was born in London 4th Sept 1666,
Arrived and settled this country 19th Novembr 1694,
And dyed suddenly but not unprepared 12 Janry 1722,
In the fifty-seventh year of his age.
Sacred to the Memory of
Anna Hayes Bennett
Born 23rd March 1818
Died 18th August 1897
"She hath done what she could."

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For Now We See Through
A Glass Darkly, But Then
Face To Face. Now I Know In
Part, But Then Shall I Know,
Even As Also I Am Known.
(I Corinthians 13:12;
found on a stone in
St. Philip's Church Cemetery)

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