I hope to add many of my ancestors' graves to this site. Most from the state of South Carolina. If you have bio info on any of the photos I have posted, I will be glad to add it or transfer if you like. Sorry, I don't do chalk or shaving cream on markers. I try my best to get pretty good photographs with help of a mirror or manipulating photo after I take it. I sometimes use the water in spray bottle method. I figure there isn't usually enough water in a cemetery to clean off the stone if you do put something on it and you can't depend on Mother Nature to do it for you.
I try to do as many volunteer photos as I can in my area when requested. If the photo I take is not sufficient (you want chalk ...) please feel free to request again for someone else to take it. I really don't mind.
I also do not enter information directly from my collection of cemetery books (most are copyrighted). Too many mistakes in the books. If I actually see the grave I am less likely to put the information in the wrong cemetery and also have a picture of the grave to confirm information. If you do, please consider sending a donation to the group that provided the information. At lot of hard work goes into documenting the cemeteries.
Please send all corrections and additions thru EDIT from the Memorial page.
I also help with the Aiken Barnwell Genealogical Society. Find us on FACEBOOK.
Yes I can help with the directions to the Smith cemetey.
From Batesburg take 391. Go to Mt. Ebal Baptist Church. You will pass the church a very short distance and take a left on Highway 134, Huckberry Finn Road. You will go out that road till you get to the first dirt cross road, dirt roads on both sides, which is Holder road on both sides. You are going to take a right. Go down that road till you see the first dirt road on the left. DO NOT TURN LEFT. The road to the cemetery is on the right. This is a little rough road. Make sure to stay to the right when you first get on the road to the cemetery. At the end of the road is the cemetery. You can also see this on Google maps. The cemetery is in a circular shape on the map.
The Hall cemetery is also on the other side of Holder Road. There are a lot of graves there as well.
Hope that this helps you to be able to find the location. There are a lot of Smiths in that area and a lot that came from that area. My great grandfather use to ride the dirt roads to get back in that area.
Peeples Cemetery Can you tell me the location of the Peeples Cemetery? In your biography of Rev. Darling Peeples, you state he dies on the Peeples Planation. I can locate where his place was on the 1825 Mills Atlas of Barnwell District. I am interested because family history that has been passed down is that Rev. Peeples bought the home of Cornelius Tobin, "Fairmount" - I am a direct descendant of Cornelius Tobin. Information that I have is that the Peeples later sold it to the Reynolds family and was called the Old Reynolds Place. The home was demolished in the 1920's. I live in Columbia, SC and would be interested in finding its original location. Cornelia Ann Tobin Peeples, grandaughter of Cornelius Tobin is also buried in the Peeples cemetery. Could this cemetery be located near the prpperty they owned?