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              Mizpah  Church Cemetery

   Directors                                                              Family Represented                         

  Anne McMillan Biggers                                       McMillan

  Philip Morris                                                         Kearse

  Ched Kearse                                                         Kearse

  Kirk Bell                                                                Kirkland

  Michael Swindell                                                   Moye

  David Sojourner Sr.                                              Brabham

  Clyde Kearse                                                     Mizpah Church

  Donnie Ayer                                                       Mizpah Church

 

This survey was taken December 29, 1997 by Mr. Lem Lancaster. CSA information given by Mr. Ira Beach, 02-2011.

 Updated in 2006 by Clyde Kearse

Ayer, George B.  3-15-1830  8-18-1908
Ayer, Elizabeth White  3-25-1838   3-10-1895

Barker, Cleo Kearse  10-2-1899  3-23-1998--

Barker, Dennis   3-17-1897  11-25-1981

Gary Sara Kirkland   8-30-1911   3-15-2004     Mother of Alexa and Robbie

Gilmore, Harriett Kirkland,  8-29-1913 - 7-26-2004

Odom, Luther Alexander  9-14-1906  6-30-1990

Odom, Ione Tony Kirkland  10-1-1909   05-28-1996

Kirkland, Ione Toney  10-1-1909   5-28-1996
Mallory, Sarah Alexa  9-30-1929  1-5-1988  Wife of  William S. Hilliard

Best, Janie Kirkland   12-28-1842   2-24-1906

Best, John A.   10-13-1874   6-9-1898
Best, Robert M.    5-26-1886 - 1-26-1896
Best, William C.   3-18-1841   2-17-1913   Private, Company K, 1 SC unit , Infantry Hagood's , CSA 
Craven, Lois Anita Kearse, 7-22-1929  12-19-2005

Johns Sr., Dalma Breland  7-22-1908 - 10-24-1975
Johns, Gladys Creech  3-3-1910 - 5-17-1954
Johns, Mae Hartzog, 7/30/1920 - 2/18/2006

Coleman, Carrie Kearse   9-11-1882 - 10-21-1905 Wife of John F. Coleman M.D.

Kearse, Elizabeth R.  1-20-1856 - 5-18-1937
Kearse, Henry W.  M. D.  11-24-1852   1-26-1891
Kearse Sr., George Victor  2-9-1888   4-28-1969
Kearse, Robert Martin  5-17-1852  5-9-1933
Kearse Jr., Henry Homer  10-20-1910  4-26-1963

Kearse, Emily Smith b. 11-28-1920 d. 05-22-2005
Kearse III, H. H. "Buzzy"  1-17-1939  6-24-1990

Kearse Graham Thomas, 8-11-1943  4-08-2001

Kearse Jr., William H.  6-26-1956  6-29-1956
Kearse, Lilla Von Etta Smoak   3-31-1919  4-6-1997

Kearse, William Harold  4-16-1918   02-07-1999

Kearse, Judy Diane  6-12-1951  6-30-2000

Cummins, James Hal,  10-03-1938  3-26-2000
Cummins, Mary Gladys  3-15-1939
Neeley, Jessie Gardner  8-6-1890  1-14-1971
Neeley, Atticus Hagood  1-15-1876  1-14-1955
Milhous, Addie Lee 8-17-1909 2-19-1996
Milhous, John Grigsby 1-1-1903  6-13-1992
Milhous, Larina Toole  4-20-1905  9-21-1996
Milhous, Madison Neeley  6-22-1918  3-19-1993
Milhous Sr., Erving Glenn  11-6-1875   6-8-1941
Milhous, Minnie Neeley  1-15-1876  2-25-1961
Milhous, Mary Wright   8-21-1904  12-6-1933
Goodwin, Zelma Rizer 10-30-1894  9-15-1961
Goodwin, R. Fair  b. 12-02-1888 - d. 04-19-1953
Smith, Rev. Gobe 9-17-1889  12-15-1950
Graham, Minette   12-6-1955  Wife of Rev. Gobe Smith
Smith, Frances Minette  4-16-1915  9-17-1990

Smith Jr., Gobe b. 09-04-1916  d. 06-30-1990 - USMC WW11 and Korea
Lemmon, Georgia Hoover  1-22-1928   9-10-1973
Joseph Felder, 12-27-1897  12-6-1953 Pfc. 1201 Service Unit WWII Switzerland
Seabrook, Holland Kennedy  11-24-1915  3-5-1995 - US Navy WWII
Seabrook, Kearse, Sarah Elizabeth  9-18-1920 - 2-18-2005 Wife of Holland K Seabrook
Kearse, Robert E.  8-27-1917  5-20-1972  Pfc. 362 Harcft Co. T C. WWII
Kearse, Roberta Roscoe  10-22-1894 -  8-9-1971
Kearse, Ruth H.    9-9-1895   11-17-1949
Kearse, Ila Mae   6-1-1890  - 11-30-1980
Everett, Sarah C.  2-22-1874   7-17-1949
Kearse, George V.   9-9-1916 - 3-25-1990
Hartzog, Leighton A.  MD   9-7-1884   10-19-1967
Rizer, Lucille  8-8-1893   9-7-1937 Wife of Leighton Hartzog
Hartzog, Franklin Rizer  3-15-1914   4-7-1966  USN WWII  Last Senator of Bamberg County
Hartzog Jr., Franklin Rizer,  12-9-1944  4-9-1971

Whittle, Nudie Browning Hartzog, 9-02-1917  12-24-2003 Widow of F. R, Hartzog, Sr.
Hartzog, Corey Rizer  B&D 10-15-1912 son of LA & Lucille Rizer Hartzog
Bessinger, Elijah Dowling  10-14-1878  12-13-1965
Blanton, Frances      1-18-1934 Wife of E D Bessinger
Brabham, Elliott  9-11-1817  7-10-1900
Brabham, James M.  9-7-1810  5-16-1895   private, captain Kirk's   CSA  
Kirkland, Sarah M.  10-13-1890  10-23-1924
Kirkland Jr., John M.  11-26-1922   6-26-1925
Brabham, Martin J.  1-12-1826   7-9-1888  Private, D Company 3rd unit, Cavalry, CSA
Neeley, Manie Kirkland  1870   1906
Neeley, S. E.  1869   1923
Brabham, Sarah Darlington   1842   1925
Neeley, Sarah Elizabeth  1896  1970  Dau. of SE and Manie K. Neeley
Neeley, John Edward  2-25-1899   6-9-1983
Neeley, Margarite Oscea   9-20-1902   9-1-1992 - DAR
Neeley, Mary Alice  8-28-1902  6-13-1993 dau. of Samuel Elliott and Manie Kirkland Neeley
Neeley, Juanita 8-20-1905  5-14-1996  dau. of Samuel Elliott and Manie Kirkland Neeley
Brabham, S. J.  9-20-1832  4-28-1878
Beard, Martha S.  4-2-1853  10-22-1911 Wife of B. J. Brabham
Brabham, Berry Jefferson  11-01-1835 - 3-21-1907  Private, A Company, 3rd unit, Cavalry CSA 
Kirkland, Henry C.  10-14-1870    8-6-1954
Kirkland, Wallace  8-12-1900   5-18-1974
Kirkland, Marian D.  1-13-1902  1-15-1983
Kirkland, Sarah Cornelia  4-21-1840  4-13-1881
Kirkland, Baby
Kirkland, John C.  1-31-1831- 4-8-1907   D Company, 3rd unit, Cavalry,  CSA
Kirkland, James Hamilton  3-24-1873  10-15-1932 son of J C & SC Kirkland
Kirkland, Mary Gomillion  10-19-1905   4-2-1906   Dau of  J H & I T Kirkland
Kirkland, Ione Toney  9-6-1880  2-1-1962 wife of J Hamilton Kirkland
Kirkland, Dr. Eddie  9-8-1860  5-27-1930
Kirkland, Mary Ann Brown  1-31-1873  5-26-1937
Kirkland, Jack C.  2-18-1900  12-21-1966
Mayfield, James A.  12-9-1905  2-19-1968
Mayfield, Maude C.    10-18-1902  3-17-1983  US Army, WWII
Drawdy, Harvey D.  12-28-1881  1-30-1930
Drawdy, Viola Platts  12-13-1871  2-2-1940
Smith, Lois Larue E. Chassereau   3-18-1920  5-23-1972
Smith, James E.  11-11-1923   9-4-1990
Smith Jr., James Edward  8-25-1944   8-6-1954
Baby Russell  5-24-1911   5-25-1911

Kearse Jr., James Clyde  9-4-1932                   AD 2 USN 1950-1954

Kearse, Joyce Taylor  4-20-1935
Kearse, Wilbur N.   9-9-1884  3-4-1941
Kearse, Lozelle Demollins  9-7-1890  11-11-1967

Ruby L. Morris  Jan. 7 1918 - Sept. 11 1998  US Army WWII
Morris, Amanda P. "Patsey".  2-4-1949  5-5-1971  Cpl. US Army Vietnam
Proveaux, Griffin W.  2-9-1901  3-2-1972
Proveaux, Alena K "Lena"  9-20-1892   6-9-1969
Proveaux, James G.  12-15-1920   3- 26- 1942  

Proveaux, Mary M.  9-17-1929  3-25-1992 Wife of Joseph L Proveaux
Proveaux, Joseph Lawton   12-22-1922    7-25-1986 -   GM2, US Navy WWII

Sandra Jo, Proveaux  b.4-10-1952   6 -14-2012 

Proveaux Brandon Gene,  12-20-1991   1-18-2004 
Brabham, George Bradshaw & James Kearse  2-15-1961  2-16-1961 infant sons of  J. G.  III & Cherry Brabham
Brabham, Joseph Gordon  11-19-1882  1-30-1966
Brabham, Eva Kearse  12-24-1883  11-24-1981
Brabham, James Heber  11-26-1907   12-31-1932      USN
Richey, Mary Kepley  10-8-1925   12-7-1969
Brabham,  Mabel  Ropp  1-16-1910  1-18-1984
Brabham Jr., Joseph Gordon   10-1-1909  10-5-1981

Weiss, Brabham, Gladys   2/3/1904  8-3-2002
Kearse, Laura A.  12-2-1858  12-24-1952
Kearse, James B.  7-31-1848   11-19-1925   Private, Company G  2nd regiment, South Carolina State Troops,

Infantry, CSA
Kearse Sr., J. Clyde   12-17-1895   12-8-1963   US Army 118 inf. WW1
Kearse, Clara Herlong  7-8-1895   12-15-1943
Kearse, Ada O.   1-21-1881    5-17-1943
Rush, Pearl K.  3-26-1885   4-14-1929 
Kearse, Joseph Josiah  10-17-1850   7-5-1930
Kearse, Mildred Bamberg  1-21-1854   1-21-1959
Rodt, Martin H. 5-26-1821  4-1-1887  1st lieutenant, , 17th unit Company G Infantry,  CSA
Rodt, Susannah E.  5-27-1827   9-18-1889

Rizer, Maxwell Earle                    9-4-2011                       
Brabham, Charles H.  8-12-1858   5-12-1946
Brabham, Frank J.   1-12-1849   11-14-1881
Brabham, J. J.  9-6-1817   7-8-1883     Signer of Secession Ordinance   1st lieutenant  L Company, 1st Unit, Infantry  CSA
Brabham, Angus McKay  5-20-1852  6-5-1866  son of J J & SE Brabham. Killed by the falling of the Masonic Lodge in Bamberg, SC.   Aged 15 yrs. and 15 Days.
Brabham, Lizzie  8-30-1871  5-25-1887 dau. of  J J & S E Brabham
Brabham, James  Medicus  1845   1895   Private, L Company, 1st unit, Infantry Hagood's,  CSA
Brabham, Janie H.  1853   1935
Brabham, John Fletcher  05-18-1835  02-05-1882   captain, l  Company ,1st Infantry, Hagood's  CSA
Brabham, Julia Amelia  10-24-1846   9-3-1930
Brabham, Hattie Sue   2-18-1879   12-12-1953  Dau. of John Fletcher and Julia Amelia Brabham
Brabham, Bessie  d. 7-14-1884  aged 16 yrs. Dau. of J. Fletcher and Julia A. Brabham
Brabham, Joseph J.  3-9-1886  9-4-1944
Brabham, Gladys R.  11-28-1887   4-15-1977
Rountree, Linwood L.  11-13-1880  12-4-1967 Bro. of Gladys R. Brabham
Weekley, Carrie E.  10-10-1883   6-27-1962
Johnson, Alice V.  10-10-1852   07-24-1932  Wife of John M. Weekley, M.D. 
Weekley, John Martin  M.D.    05-07-1837   01-25-1932   General Staff, assistant surgeon, CSA
Weekley, T. Johnson  3-2-1881   8-28-1962
Weekley, Lillian P.  d. 7-9-1876  b.  9-26-1959
Brabham  M.D., James C.   8-22-1908   11-18-1955
Brabham, Frances C.  6-12-1912  1-1-1954
Main, Chirry A. 11-30-1835   02-05-1898  Wife of J. E. Main
Main, James E.  01-5-1845   02-29-1912 - private, Company K,  SC unit 11 Infantry, CSA
Main, Emory Angus   2-20-1876   11-29-1902  Son of J E & C A Main
Brabham, Cornelia  2-8-1904   12-8-1908  dau of  R. F. & Daisy Brabham
Brabham, Mamie Sue  11-15-1867   8-26-1898  Wife of B. J. Brabham Jr.
Brabham, Carrie  7-29-1877   10-22-1884 dau. of C.F. & C.A. Brabham
Brabham, Hampton  9-11-1812   12-8-1881  private, D company, 2 SC State Troops  CSA 
Brabham, Allen Hampton  1848   1891  1st. sergeant, 8th SC Company ,  Infantry Reserves, CSA
Brabham, Josephine Barker   1845   1881
Brabham, Minnie Quincy  2-1876  1-3-1965
Kirkland Jr., Asbury Lawton   1-1-1909   9-30-1928
Kirkland, Anne   9-16-1928
Kirkland, Carrie Brabham  5-26-1874   1-30-1948
Kirkland, Asbury Lawton  8-31-1874   11-23-1925
Kirkland M.D., Reuben Cornelius  10-30-1864  8-16-1919
Kirkland Jr., Needham Franklin  M.D.    3-26-1859   4-7-1922
Kirkland, Lawton  M.D.  8-29-1888   1-23-1961  WW1
Kirkland, Robert Alfred  7-11-1908   10-3-1921
Kirkland, Mareu   6-24-1894   10-17-1894
Kirkland, Sarah Elizabeth  3-19-1878   7-1-1898
Kirkland, Wesley Lawton  1-19-1880   8-3-1900
Kirkland, Jennie Lawton  9-14-1838   5-27-1858   5-15-1907
Kirkland, Needham Franklin  M.D. 1-27-1831  9-26-1920   F Company,  3rd SC unit, Cavalry asst. surgeon 

   CSA
Kirkland, Joseph Maner Lawton  3-21-1861   6-21-1921
Kirkland, James Andrew  12-25-1886   11-10-1906   Stone broken Kirkland, Lillian Sack -11-13-1900 

 8-1-1999

Kirkland Annie Lawton- wife of N. F. Kirkland Sr.
Deer, Anna Kirkland   7-5-1871   4-15-1944
Kirkland, Janie Worth  3-29-1909  4-15-1984
Wilson, Willie Langdon  5-2-1868   10-2-1871  son of Leroy and Mamie Wilson
Kearse, N. Elizabeth B.  1855   1926
Kearse, J. Ogilvie  1849   1938
McMillan, Maxwell  8-27-1914  10-31-1988 US Army WWII
Northcutt, H.R. "Rick" 3-12-1947  8-24-1988

Duke, Lawrence Sidwell Sr.   4-08-1926    3-27-97 -  USN
Duke, Elizabeth Breeland   11-7-1924  7-23-1985
Breeland, Emily  11-28-1918  7-29-1994
Breeland, Horace Seward  2-26-1889   11-16-1964
Breeland, Thelma Kearse  10-4-1896   9-30-1979
Breeland, Gerald Westcoat  9-3-1922  11-20-1947   USN

Breeland Edwin Carlisle, 12-30-1910 - 03-27 1998

Breeland, Laura Mae, 7/21/1926  4/17/2006

Breeland, Helen,  5-19-1917   2-25-1999

Breeland, Edwin Westcoat "Westy" 09-12-1950   06-17-2003

Walker, William Maxwell  2-17-1885   12-14-1918

Walker, Roberta Kearse  3-17-1886   6-13-1964  WOW

Westcoat, Gerald Joseph  1-20-1886  10-10-1949

Westcoat, Kathleen Kearse  7-2-1890  2-7-1979

Brabham, Susie E. Kearse  12-16-1880  9-17-1912 Dau of Dr. H. W.  & Elizabeth  Kearse. Wife of J. F. Brabham

Wehner Jr. Henry Otto,   9-25-1917   8-09-1985

Wehner, Carolyn Kirkland,  11-18-1919   2-26-2006

Wright, Shelley  6-13-1892   4-3-1972

Zeigler, Ellen Neeley  6-26-1918   2-17-1938 

Tucker, Lyle Bennett                   7-2010

 


 
 " Some Family Cemeteries" by Bobby Brabham of Sumter, SC April 28,1975. and published in the (MMB) Green book compiled by Rev McKay Brabham Jr. 1978 

Moye Cemetery

So many buried here are closely related to Mizpah.
Cemetery located across River Bridge road from Mizpah church's South gate (the Craven Gate).
Buried here are:
Matthew Moye , (first) Moye to settle in this area. 7/2/1777 - 11/19/1829
Susannah Moye, wife of Matthew Moye, d. 10/8/1822
Rebecca C. Moye, wife of G. W. Moye, d. 2/8/1847 age 42yrs.1 mo. 27 days.
George Ward Moye, d. 11/27/1873 age 76yrs. and 22 days
Henry McMillan, son of Major James McMillan, (1st.) McMillan to this area, 19/29/1801 - 4/21/1835
Robert Cornelius Brabham, 11/8/1823 - 3/6/1890
Mary Rebecca McMillan Brabham, daughter of Henry McMillan and wife of R. C. Brabham, 10/19/1829 - 6/27/1858
Gatsey A. McMillan, daughter of Matthew and Susannah Ward Moye and wife of Henry McMillan 3/18/1803 - 10/15/1879
Mary R. Brabham, 10/19/1829 - 6/27/1858
William Priester, 10/71835 - 4/29/1881
Isabella Priester, wife of William Priester, d. 4/30/1862 age 26yrs.
Joseph Josiah Brabham, son of Robert C. and Mary McMillan Brabham 4/12/1853 - 12/8/1923
Donie Moye O'Neal, 1848 - 1935
James O'Neal, 1848 - 1938
John Ralph Brabham, 12/12/1895 - 1/3/1974

Reuben Kirkland Cemetery
Friends of Mizpah Foundation, Inc. received permission to clear path to Reuben Kirklands grave, this was completed July 17, 2010.

Reuben Kirkland, tomb reads;Reuben Kirkland "S. C. Mil. Rev. War" the tomb has no date on it but records show he died in 1822
The grave next to Reuben has been dug up. There are two other unmarked graves that are bricked in.
Joseph Brabham Jr., son of Joseph and Flora McPhail Brabham, 3/1/1785 - 11/3/1875. He was married to Sarah Kirkland 
daughter of Reuben grave siteand Mary Kirkland. 
Sarah Kirkland Brabham, 11/18/1790 - 6/7/?

Brabham Cemetery
This is the property was left to Mizpah church by James M. Brabham and is the original Brabham property it is located off SC Hiway 64. Only one tomb, the front reads "Brabham". the other side reads ,"In memory of Joseph and Flora McPhail Brabham, Scottish Ancestors of the Brabham family in SC 1740 - 1818 
Gene Brabham had a Chart made by Col. John Tatum that showed that John and Martha Moye Brabham are buried in this cemetery. The graves have not been found