Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Ammons Family Cemetery

Marker ID: SCHM 35-36
Location: U.S. Hwy. 15-401E, between Bennettsville & Tatum, SC
County: Marlboro
Coordinates: N 34° 37.455    W 079° 36.532
  34.62425    -79.60886666
  The coordinates have been estimated
based on the location of the marker.
Style: Free Standing **


Ammons Family Cemetery

The family cemetery of Joshua Ammons (1756-1833), veteran of the American Revolution, is all that remains of his 500-acre plantation near the Three Creeks. Ammons, a native of Virginia, moved to S.C. by 1775, when he enlisted in the 3rd S.C. Militia. Ammons reenlisted in 1777, and was in the battles of Savannah and Stono Ferry and the Siege of Savannah in 1777-1779.

Ammons, captured by the British at the fall of Charleston in 1780, was exchanged in time for the siege of Yorktown and the British surrender there in 1781. An early history of Marlboro County praised him for his “great firmness of character and solid worth.” Ammons, a longtime member of Beauty Spot Baptist Church, received a veteran´s pension shortly before his death in 1833.

Erected by the Marlborough Historical Society, 2011