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Chapel of Ease Cemetery
Saint Helena Island, Beaufort County, South Carolina

Lat: 32° 22' 32"N, Lon: 80° 34' 34"W

Submitted by Julie Witkowski, Dec 23, 2011, last edited Dec 28, 2011 [jfwski@hotmail.com]. Total records = 25.

Driving northeast on Lands End Road, the cemetery is on the right or east side of the road, just south of the intersection with Club Bridge Road.

Historical Marker Inscription says Saint Helena Church, Beaufort, S.C. Built about 1740. Made a separate church after the revolution. Burned by forest fire Feb 22, 1886.

The Ruins of the Chapel of Ease Church are to the west of the cemetery on the map and called Ruins. The church burned down but the walls remain. It is said the Union troops camped there and destroyed some of the grounds but it was never proven. It is an eerie place.

The graves are scattered about the chapel ruins. AKA Saint Helena Parish Chapel of Ease Cemetery.

I walked and read all existing and legible stones and markers in this cemetery in December of 2011.

- Julie Witkowski

Chaplin, Archibald, d. Oct 2, 1849, Aged 66 yrs
Chaplin, Benjamin, no dates, Aged 77 yrs
Chaplin, Josephine E., d. Jun 20, 1849
Chaplin, William Saxby, d. Mar 27, 1851, Aged 26 yrs, son of Archibald and Martha
Fripp, Barnet, d. Nov 22, 1845, Aged 6 yrs, 4 mos, 3 days, son of John W. and Elizabeth Fripp
Fripp, Caroline Elizabeth Chaplin, d. Oct 5, 1836, Aged 42 yrs, daughter of William and Sarah Chaplin, wife of John W. Fripp
Fripp, Edgar W., d. Jun 27, 1860, note: His masoleum crypt is open and empty
Fripp, Elizabeth Ann Chaplin, d. Jun 10, 1842, Wife of William B. Fripp
Fripp, Elizabeth E. Scott, d. Mar 31, 1849, Aged 78 yrs
Fripp, Elizabeth, d. Oct 27, 1861, Note: Her masoleum crypt is open and empty
Fripp, Jane Johnson Kugley, b. Nov 26, 1814, d. Sep 27, 1838, Wife of Paul
Fripp, John B., d. May 30, 1852, Aged 18 yrs, son of John W. and Carolien Fripp
Fripp, Mary Elizabeth, d. Nov 8, 1845, Aged 4 yrs, 11 mos, 8 days, daughter of John W. and Elizabeth Fripp
Fripp, Mary Emily, d. Nov 2, 1841, Aged 15 yrs, 6 mos
Fripp, Paul Archibald, d. Apr 27, 1839, Aged 27 yrs, 6 mos
Fripp, William Benjamin, b. Feb 18, 1792, d. Oct 1, 1853
Jenkins, Benjamin, d. Jan 10, 1836, Aged 30 yrs
McKean, Mary G., d. Aug 23, 18??, Aged 65 yrs
Perry, Arabella, d. May 2, 1810, Aged 21 yrs, 8 mos
Perry, P W, d. Aug 26, 1831, Aged 37 yrs
Pope, Anna Catherine, d. Jun 30, 1851, Aged 10 mos, daughter of Joseph D. and Catherine S. Pope
Pope, Sarah Jenkins, d. Aug 16, 1853, Aged 16 mos, daughter of Joseph D. and Catherine S. Pope
Salinas, Sophia, d. Feb 17, 1856, Aged 54 yrs
Scott, Adaline Matilda, b. Oct 5, 1827, d. Sep 3, 1833, Daughter of J.P. and Sarah A. Scott
Scott, Caroline Mary, b. Oct 7, 1829, d. Aug 31, 1833, Daughter of J.P. and Sarah A. Scott

 

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