Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Guillebeau Home and Family Cemetery

Marker ID: SCHM 33-5
Location: 1ntersection of SC 81 and Road 196
County: McCormick
Coordinates: N 33° 57.079    W 082° 26.491
  33.951319    -82.441519
Style: Free Standing **


One half mile west is the horne of Andre Guillebeau, a member of the original Huguenot group, which settled in New Bordeaux in 1764, having fled from persecution in France under the leadership ´. of the Reverend Jean Louis Gibert. The house is constructed of logs and according to family tradition was built sometime before 1800.

Among eighteen members of the Guillebeau family buried in the cemetery one half mile west are Andre Guillebeau, French Huguenot and Revolutionary War veteran, his wife, Mary Jane Roquemore, their son Pierre Guillebeau, who was for many years a ruling elder of Willington Presbyterian Church, and his wife, Mary Jane Bellot.

Erected by the Huguenot Society of South Carolina, McCormick County Historical Society, Long Cane Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution - 1972