Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Grave or Joseph Reese

Marker ID: SCHM 40-58
Location: US 76 at Road 222,10 miles E of Columbia, SC
County: Richland
Style: Free Standing **


Columbia Joseph Reese, pioneer Baptist minister and Revolutionary patriot who died in 1795, is buried 2 mi. SW of here. Born in Pennsylvania, he came to the Congarees in 1745, became a Baptist as a result of Philip Mulkey´s preaching and was ordained by Oliver Hart and Evan Pugh. Reese won Richard Furman to the Baptists and was the first pastor of Congaree Baptist Church.

Erected by S. C Baptist Historical Society - 1978