Found In A Corner

Found In A Corner

Both of these markers were tucked into the corners of their respective family sections. The first here was on a old low stone wall.

Found In A Corner
Found In A Corner

Above, interred in 1875, is from when the cemetery went back to use by the Charleston churches. The typical church grave yards were becoming full (Civil War and Yellow Fever). An encroaching marsh is just behind the wall.

Found In A Corner
Found In A Corner

Dated 1857, again in an obscure corner. The date makes this one of the early burials. Magnolia opened in 1850 on the Umbra Plantation lands. It was very small then and stayed that way until the Civil War 1861.

Both sites here used the long low carved blocks as boundary markers. I think this may be the only reason they still exist. Other small markers have been lost in the under brush.

 

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