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Spell Cemetery
aka Rice - Risher Cemetery
Spell Cemetery
Located on S. C. Highway 61, approximately three miles from the intersection of this highway with S. C. Highway 217.  This cemetery is transcribed in fulll on pages 47-50 of the book, "Cemeteries Of Upper Colleton County South Carolina," by Evelyn McDaniel Frazier Bryan and Gibson Howard Bryan.    In the past  this cemetery was known as the Rice Cemetery for the family who originally owned this land, and later was referred to as the Risher Cemetery (no marked graves remain for any members of the Rice family).

Families buried here include Spell, Risher, Williams, Wilson,  Liston, and Berry.  Please keep in mind that the old tombstones are difficult to read, and mistakes can be made in the transcriptions (recent transcriptions and those included in the book which was first published in 1869). I have included some information from the book, but do not assume that the book is correct and the recent transcriptions are not.  Recent transcriptions include updated information for burials since the book's last publication.  Pat Sabin, Colleton County SCGenWeb Coordinator.

Capt. James N. Liston
Captain James N. Liston
April 28, 1848
Twenty-nine years one month & 10 days

b. Sep. 21, 1899 d. Jul. 24, 1900
According to "Cemeteries of Upper Colleton County, S.C.",  this is Bennie Risher.

Berry, Annie Spell
b. Mar. 15, 1879 d. Sep. 22, 1955
Shares Marker  With
Lawrence Wilbur. Spell

Liston ,James A.
b. unknown d. Oct. 17, 1849
Son Of J.N. & B.E.Liston
Age 2 Years

Liston, Capt James N.
b. unknown d. Apr. 28, 1848
29 Years One Month & 10 Days

Nettles ,Donald Michael
b. Dec. 27, 1951 d. Apr. 19, 1991
A Cut Above

Nettles, Donald Montague
b. Nov. 14, 1928 d. Feb. 11, 2008
Enjoyed Your Love

Risher, Barbara E.
b. unknown d. Dec. 21
Age 40 Wife Of E.R.Risher
According to "Cemeteries of Upper Colleton County, S.C.",  Wife of F. B. Risher, Dec. 24, 1865, In 40 yers. of her age.

Risher, Catherine
b. 1819 d. 1883

Risher, F.B. Sr.
b. Apr. 22, 1821 d. Nov. 4, 1894
At Rest

Risher, Mary K.
b. unknown d. Dec. 7, 1867
Age 2  years

Risher, Paul W.
b. 1894 d. 1970

Risher, Paul W. Sr.
b. Apr. 24, 1862 d. Nov. 23, 1922
Woodman Of The World

Risher, Richard E.
b. unknown d. Nov. 11, 1858
4 Years 10 Months & 10 Days
Son Of F.B. & B.E Risher

Sistrunk ,David
b. unknown d. Nov. 18, 1858
2 Years ( Months & 17 Days

Spell, A.O.Sr.
b. 1855 d. 1895

Spell, Adaline Risher
b. Dec. 25, 1833 d. Jan. 8, 1897

Spell, Alexious Osgood
b. Sep. 6, 1892 d. Feb. 2, 1985

Spell, Charles E.
b. unknown d. unknown
Can Not Read Marker
According to "Cemeteries of Upper Colleton County, S.C.",  there is a listing for a Charles D. Spell, Dec. 14, 1829-Dec. 7, 1848.

Spell, Charles Raymound
b. 1914 d. 1984
"For God Hath Not Given Us A Spirit Of Fear
But The Power And Love And Of A Sound Mind"

Spell, Elored
d.April 15,1848
According to "Cemeteries of Upper Colleton County, S.C.",  this is Elred Spell, April 14, 843 in the 58th yr. of his age.

Spell, Elder
b. Apr. 3, 1843 d. Nov. 8, 1927
Co.1 M SC INF C.S.A.
According to "Cemeteries of Upper Colleton County, S.C.",  this is Eldred Spell

Spell, Elizabeth R
b. Nov. 11, 1894 d. Aug. 13, 1905

Spell, Elizabeth R
b. Aug. 10, 1846 d. May 12, 1918
Wife Of Elored Spell

Spell , Hazel Wilson
b. Mar. 18, 1910 d. Nov. 20, 2004
Wife Of John Fred.Spell
Still living at the time of the inventory for the book.

Spell, Hugo G.S.
b. Oct. 12, 1875 d. Nov. 2, 1938
Co G2 S.C. Inf SP AM War
Husband Of Nena Hucks Spell

Spell, J.Earl
b. Jun. 27, 1909 d. Mar. 29, 1969
The Lord Is My Refuge

Spell, John  Fred
b. Aug. 25, 1901 d. Mar. 15, 1959
Husband Of Hazel Wilson. Spell

Spell, Kesiah
Can Not Read Name & Dates
Age 81.
According to "Cemeteries of Upper Colleton County, S.C.", the dates are September 20, 1872, age 82 years

Spell, Lawrence  Wilbur
b. Jun. 18, 1904 d. Apr. 4, 1971
Shares Marker With Annie Spell.Berry

Spell, Nena Hucks
b. Apr. 17, 1882 d. Dec. 12, 1976
Wife Of Hugo G.S. Spell
(was still living at the time that the cemetery was inventoried for the book)

Spell, Richard B.
b. 1822 d. 1862
Dates Hard To Read

Spell, Richarrd Brinsley
b. Oct. 29, 1822 d. May 21, 1862

Spell, Robert E. Sr.
b. 1932 d. 1982

Spell, Thelma P.
b. Feb. 6, 1907 d. Sep. 7, 1982
Wife Of William  Hux. Spell

Spell. William Hux
b. Apr. 24, 1906 d. Feb. 18, 1981
Husband Of Thelma  P.Spell

Spell, William Hux Jr.
b. Aug. 21, 1927 d. Oct. 9, 1999
No Need For Another

Steedly, Amanda Emerson
b. Apr. 8, 1886 d. May 3, 1969
Wife Of  Arthur Monroe.Steedly

Steedy, Arthur Monroe Jr.
b. Jul. 10, 1917 d. Sep. 12, 1917
Husband Of Amanda Emerson .Steedly

Ward, Isaac Ike
b. May 13, 1937 d. Jul. 19, 2005
Husband Of Rebecca Spell (Double tombstone)

Williams ,Baby Daughter
b. unknown d. unknown
Baby  Daughter Of J.R. & H .Spell Williams
According to "Cemeteries of Upper Colleton County, S.C.",  Sept. 29, 1905

Williams, C
b. Jun. 22, 1862 d. Jul. 27, 1896
Wife Of E.Williams
According to "Cemeteries of Upper Colleton County, S.C.",  this is Carrie V. Williams, wife of J. B. Williams.

Williams, H. Spell
b. Sep. 8, 1860 d. Nov. 17, 1956
Great Loves Live On
According to "Cemeteries of Upper Colleton County, S.C.",  this is Havilah Spell Williams.

Williams, Joseph R.
b. Aug. 8, 1856 d. Apr. 6, 1927
Peace Perfect Peace

Williams, Lillian Spell
b. 1866 d. 1940

Wilson, Aliene
Can Not Read Dates

Wilson, Frank E.
b. Apr. 20, 1883 d. Mar. 13, 1946

Also included in the book's transcriptions:
Barbra Jacques Risher, March 15, 1861, Aug. 4, 1932.
Mary Kesiah Risher, Dau. of F. B. & Barbara Risher, Dec. 7, 1867, Age 2 Years.


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

Paulette Johnston


August  2008

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