Colleton County SC Churches & Cemeteries

William Stokes & Henry Stokes Family Cemetery 
Also Known As Stokes-Tucker Family Cemetery 
Hwy 61
Walterboro, Colleton County, South Carolina
Inventoried by
Kim Grissom and Rachael Brower
January 3, 2003
Sacred to the memory of
John W. 
son of
John E. and Sarah Byrd
who departed this life
Feby 4th 1860
aged 3 years 5 months
and 13 days

Sacred to the memory
Mary E. Stokes
second wife of
Jos. H. Stokes
who departed this life
the 16th May ____
aged twenty five years
we trust she has found
a happy home in that
world of the blessed
John E. Byrd
Oct 11, 1826
Sept 30, 1860

to the memory
Melbred L. Stokes
first wife of
Jos. H. Stokes
who departed this life
the 5th Decr 1850
aged 26 years and one day
we hope she is now
realizing the happiness
of the better world
to the memory of
Eleanor Spell
wife of R. B. Spell 
and daughter of
Wms and Ann Stokes
who departed this life
Jany 4th 1852
aged 23 years and 25 days
she joined the M.E. Church
while young in which 
she lived consistently
and when the vital chord
of life was about to break
she told all around farewell
giving them bright testimony
of her life eternal.

Rebecca A. Stokes
Born Dec. 19, 1858
diedNov 10, 1882
to the memory of
W. Stokes Spell 
son of
R.B. and Eleanor Spell
who departed this life
Augt 6, 1851
aged 4 months

Infant son
Wm and Eliza J Stokes
5th child
Born decr 19th 1863
and died
5 hours after
to the memory of
Mrs. Ann Stokes
who died Jany. 10th 1860 
in her 70th year
Consort of 
Wm. Stokes
who died April 4th 1850
Infant son
Wm and Eliza J. Stokes
4th child
August 12th 1861
and died
2 hours after
In Memory
Benjamin Risher
1st child of
Wms. & Ann Stokes
Nov. 21st 1813
Apr 29th 1814
to the memory of 
William Stokes
who died on the 4th April 1830
aged Sixty two years
He was born in  No. Ca.
brought by his parents to this
state at an early age.
Possessing good natural ability
with a limited education
living an active and industrious life
to business he soon accumulated
a handsome fortune
Franklin Boulware
7th son of
Wm and Eliza J. Stokes
Oct 19th 1872
Dec 7th 1873
In memory
J. R. Tucker
Born Decr 8th 1850
Died March 21st 1878 
Ida Ann
2nd daughter of
Wm and Eliza J. Stokes
born Decr 13th 1858
died August 22nd 1865
to the memory of
Lucy R. Tucker
who died Nov 26th 1856
aged 32 years 3 months 
and 18 days
she was the fourth daughter of
W. and A. Stokes
Possessed of an adhable (?) disposition she was loved by all who knew her
in all the varied relations she risk
she sustained a spotless character
as a member of the M. E. Church
her deportment was that of
an humble Christian
and died leaving consoling envidence
that she departed this life
in the enjoyment of
the love of God
to the memory
Jos. H. Stokes
who departed this life
the 28th May 1855
aged 28 years, 8 months
and 6 days
He died in full hope
of that eternal reward
that awaits the finally
to the memory
P. S. Tucker
who died October 2nd 1866
aged 19 years, 7 months
and 10 days
Mary Eliza
3rd daughter of
Wm and Eliza J Stokes
bornApril 16th 1860
Died June 5th 1861


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NOTE:    A transcription of this cemetery appears on pages 17-18  in Cemeteries of Upper Colleton County, South Carolina, first printing 1969.  At that time, the cemetery is described as being neglected and suffering from high waters of the nearby stream.  In 1969 there were broken and unmarked graves in the cemetery.

This file was contributed for use by the Colleton County SCGenWeb Project  by:

Kim Grissom

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