Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Grave of Mason Lee

Marker ID: SCHM 35-21
Location: intersection of SC 38 and Road 18, Bristow
County: Marlboro
Coordinates: N 34° 25.415    W 079° 37.34
  34.42358333    -79.62233333
Style: Free Standing **


Mason Lee (1770-1821), a wealthy Pee Dee planter known for his eccentricities, is buried in old Brownsville graveyard two miles south of here. He believed all women were witches and that his kinsmen wished him dead to inherit his property. He felt they used supernatural agents to bewitch him and went to great extremes to avoid these supposed powers.

Erected by Marlboro County Historic Preservation Commission - 1975


Two sided - Will of Mason Lee