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Smyrna Methodist Church

Submitted by Christina Palmer

     Smyrna Church was organized 1786, by Re. John Newton and the Rev. John Simpson, Presbyterian ministers under the jurisidiction of the South Carolina Pesbytery. Services were first held in the homes of the members. The first Smyrna church edifice, built on this site in 1793, was logs with a steeple. The first regular pastor was the Rev. John Springer, who preached here until 1801. About 1820, the church membership decline to fifteen, and these removed to Washington, to affiliate with the Washington Presbyterian Church.

     At this time, the Smyrna Presbyterians, through their elders, tendered the use of the church edifice to the Methodists, who accepted and soon establish a flourishing Methodist Society here. The old church was in use until 1860, when it was torn down and a new building erected. On October 6, 1886, the title to Smyrna church was passed to the Trustees of the Washington Presbyterian of the Smyrna Methodist Church. In 1911, a new building was constructed, the third Smyrna on this site.

     In the 1840's, an encampment was prepared near the church, and was used as a camp ground by both Presbyterians and Methodists.

                  

 

NAME DATE OF BIRTH DATE OF DEATH COMMENTS
Ashby, Marshall   05 May 1886 s/o Mary E. & J. Luke Burdett
Arnett, Wm. G. 16 Feb 1817 11 Aug 1857  
Arnold, Mrs. Harriett A. 26 Nov 1806 12 Apr 1849 consort of Wesley P. Arnold
Bailey, H.U. 17 Aug 1867 05 May 1905  
Bailey, James H. 16 Mar 1928 27 Nov 1991 S2 US Navy WWII
Bailey, Victoria 1859 1943  
Bailey, Wilkes E. 21 Jul 1883 02 Apr 1950  
Barnett, Albert Augustus 05 Jul 1845 14 Apr 1911  
Barnett, Albert Augustus 14 Jul 1886 11 May 1888  
Barnett, Allen Comer 11 May 1878 13 May 1933  
Barnett, Allen Comer 23 Feb 1905 22 Jun 1913  
Barnett, Annie Eliza 24 Mar 1843 Jul 1860 d/o P.J. & N.J. Barnett
Barnett, Clara Beall 07 Nov 1854 17 Aug 1877 d/o P.J. & N.J. Barnett
Barnett, Charity   26 Sept 1808 d/o William & Jean Barnett
Barnett, Corneille Bounds 14 Feb 1880 07 Aug 1965  
Barnett, Edward Beverly 19 Jun 1903 05 Nov 1904  
Barnett, Eliza J.   18 Dec 1889  
Barnett, Elizabeth M.   23 Jan 1822 w/o Samuel Barnett
Barnett, Elizabeth W.   11 Jun 1856 w/o Samuel Barnett
Barnett, Emma M. 26 Dec 1827 13 Sept 1908  
Barnett, Ida Hill 16 Jan 1855 07 Apr 1928  
Barnett, M. Jean   11 Sept 1811 w/o M. William Barnett
Barnett, Mary Jean 23 Nov 1838 27 Nov 1914  
Barnett, Mary Lane 30 Dec 1830 14 Jul 1867  
Barnett, Nancy Johns 13 May 1812 13 Aug 1892 w/o Partrick Jack Barnett      Mother
Barnett, Patrick Jack 16 May 1792 04 Mar 1869 Father
Barnett, Robert   1840 s/o P.J. & N.J. Barnett
Barnett, Samuel     Co A 9th GA INF CSA
Barnett, Samuel 21 Jan 1775 14 Jan 1843  
Barnett, Susan Elizabeth   02 Nov 1815 d/o Samuel & Eliza M. Barnett
Barnett, Walter Beall 23 Jul 1851 Apr 1853 s/o P.J. & N.J. Barnett
Barnett, William Hill 28 Jan 1877 26 Jul 1877  
Barnett, Wm   27 Oct 1834  
Barnett, Wm. J.   22 Sept 1828  
Binns, Mitchell     Co A 15th GA INF CSA
Booker, Efford M. 31 Jan 1828 15 Oct 1905  
Booker, Pattie C. 30 Jul 1930 28 Jul  1883 w/o E.M. Booker
Burdette, Henrietta McMekin 11 Mar 1892 01 Aug 1989  
Burton, James E. 02 May 1922 05 Sept 1995 TEC 4 US Army WWII
Burdett, James Lewis 16 Jan 1857 04 Apr 1950  
Burdette, Margaret Cocke 01 Aug 1896 21 May 1996  
Burdett, Mary Ann 02 Aug 1838 26 Aug 1899 w/o Mitchell Burdette
Burdett, Mary E. 07 Jan 1865 31 Jan 1939  
Burdett, Roberta Anthony 03 Oct 1853 11 Dec 1918 Mother
Burdett, T.P., Jr. 15 Aug 1851 25 Jan 1873  
Burdett, Will Ellis 22 Nov 1893 Nov 23 1955  
Charlton, Frances 07 Mar 1784 11 Sept 1851  
Cocke, Kate Ashby 05 May 1830 09 Feb 1909  

Colley, John Owens

Photo 2

05 Mar 1820 10 Feb 1852  
Combs, Charles 18 Aug 1884 16 Oct 1885  
Combs, Charles E. 1850 07 May 1893  

Combs, Charles V.

(2nd Photo)

1888 1919  
Combs, Ernest 21 Mar 1877 19 Apr 1915  

Combs, Georgia N.

(2nd Photo)

1892 1976  
Combs, Lucy Garrard 19 Sept 1853 07 Feb 1922  
Combs, Thomas W. 28 Feb 1936 28 Mar 2007 Hopkins Funeral Home marker--no headstone
David, Jean Rees 22 Dec 1922 13 Jun 1964  
Florence, G.W.   1874  
Gartrell, Julia Lillis 06 Oct 1847 23 Jun 1924  
Gartrell, Julian      Co D TEN. INF-Q.M. SGT- Spanish American War
Garrett, Margery W. 31 Jan 1937 09 Nov 1995  
Garret, Thomas L. 26 Mar 1936    
Graves, Tabith J.   17 Mar 1838  
Griggs, Margaret Reese 28 Oct 1914 15 May 2002  
Griggs, James Marshall 01 Mar 1906 28 Sept 1984  
Griggs, Margaret Marshall 21 Nov 1938 01 Oct 1941  
Griggs, Timothy Reese   11 Apr 1975 infant s/o Jim & Linda Griggs
Holliday, Mrs. K.A. 26 Apr 1858 05 Aug 1893  
Jones, Fannie Bacon 08 May 1852 06 Sept 1853 d/o Henry A. & Mary M. Jones
Jones, Henry 15 Jun 1854 22 Jan 1855 s/o Henry A. & Mary M. Jones
Jones, Henry Augustus, M.D. 09 Aug 1822 15 Dec 1854  
Jones, Mary Elizabeth 23 Aug 1850 10 Sept 1852 d/o Henry A. & Mary M. Jones
Lazenby, Alline W. 1898 1963  
Lazenby, Robert S. 1880 1940  
Meriwether, Elizabeth Cooper 21 Aug 1840 24 May 1921  
McCauley, Mrs. F.E. 04 Nov 1840 10 May 1916  
McIntosh, Cassandra Offutt 1777 1852 w/o James McIntosh
McIntosh, James 1764 1848  
McMekin, Annie Cooper 16 Nov 1829 16 Feb 1885  
McMekin, Augustus Cooper 25 Nov 1847 02 Oct 1847  
McMekin, Florence 28 Aug 1855 21 Aug 1932  
Pope, Sarah Joyner 20 Aug 1811 21 Sept 1840

w/o Alexander & Elizabeth Barnett

d/o Samuel & Elizabeth Barnett

Pope, Samuel B. 15 Aug 1831 20 Apr 1845  
Powell, Julia Burdett 24 Oct 1877 17 Feb 1970 d/o John & Roberta Burdett
Rautenberg, Henry W. 24 Apr 1879 18 Mar 1955  
Rautenberg, Ada W. 27 May 1881 17 Aug 1952  
Rautenberg, Henry Ellis 22 Oct 1918 25 Sept 1955  
Rautenberg, Anne Ruth S. 03 May 1919 25 Sept 1955  
Rees, Lawton Eugene 15 Dec 1884 10 Jul 1950  
Rees, Louise Strother 05 Jun 1893 15 May 1966  
Reese, Agnes Burdette 18 Dec 1891 11 Mar 1944  
Reese, Frank Hill 28 Nov 1888 14 Jan 1919  
Robert, Rosalie Malvina   28 Jul 1888  
Simpson, Eliza J. 11 Oct 1832 26 Nov 1859  
Smith, Nannie Truitt 02 Nov 1840 23 Nov 1917  
Smith, Reuben 16 Apr 1874 27 Jul 1915 s/o R.E. & Nannie Truitt Smith
Smith, Martha W. 04 Jul 1841 16 Jan 1877  
Samuel, Eziekiel L. 1839 1922 22 GA INF CSA --SERG
Smith, Reuben E. 10 Nov 1839 24 May 1916  
Talbot, James C. 05 Oct 1799 11 Jul 1840  
Talbot, Matthew 24 Jul 1795 14 Mar 1855  
Talbot, Thomas   01 Sept 1853  
Tatom, Augustus Stovall 12 Jan 1877 06 Oct 1913  
Thorton, Willie S. 25 Jun 1872 21 Dec 1960  
Willingham, Ben H. 04 Oct 1860 15 Nov 1932  
Willingham, Esther E. 1896 1953  
Willingham, Esther Hambrick 02 Jun 1861 24 May 1885  
Willingham, Eliz Garrard 12 Jul 1861 14 Dec 1935  
Willingham, Martha E. 1852 1924  
Wingfield, Jane Ann 28 Apr 1810 07 Oct 1835 Consort of A.S. Wingfield
 
 

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