Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Samuel Edgar and Agness DuPree Plowden

Photos are courtesy of Wade Chewning 2015

These are the tombstones of one set of my children's 4th great paternal grandparents, Samuel Nelson and Agness DuPree Plowden. Samuel and Agness were married in 1812 in South Carolina and they had 6 known children. Their son, Edwin Ruthven Plowden is my children's 3rd great grandfather. They are buried in the Nelson-Plowden-Haynsworth Cemetery in Clarendon County, South Carolina. At the bottom of Agness's stone are the initials "W. T. White", I am not sure if the quote is from him or if he was the stone mason. A search of Google and Bing yielded no results.

The inscription on Samuel's tombstone is: 

To the Memory of 
Samuel Edgar Plowden
A Ruling Elder
In the Presbyterian Church
Who departed this life 
The 11th of July 1841
Aged 64 Years, 3 Months
And 20 Days
Having held fast the profession
Of his faith, without wavering,
He sweetly fell asleep in Jesus
Sustain'd and Cheer'd
By the gracious declaration
He is faithful, that promised 

The inscription on Agness's tombstone is:

Memory of 
Agness DuPree Plowden
Consort of
Samuel Edgar Plowden
Born 5th of April 1777
Died 24th of August 1851
She was a true friend
An affectionate wife
A tender Mother
And an humbled Christian

Far from this world of toil and _____
She's present with the Lord. 
"The labors from her mortal life
have met a rich reward."

W.T. White


Mr. Wade Chewning, photographs, ca. 2014, digital images, personal email correspondence
F. C. Wheeler, photograph, ca. 2015, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://mv.ancestry.com/viewer/2748c32d-741e-479d-bfd3-3b3a1f5ead58/77227586/42359935719 : accessed 4 August 2015), used for clarification purposes only on the inscription.


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