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Tate-Blanton Cemetery
Cherokee County, South Carolina

Contributed by Evelyn Pipkin, Sep 14, 2000 [eham1014@aol.com]. Total records = 12.

This cemetery is located south of Gaffney, SC at Timberidge. Take Hwy 18 south and go to County Road 586, Star Ridge Road. Turn left past Cat's Cr. Road and Moose Road about 1-2 miles. The cemetery is on a rise on the right side of the road, just above lots where two trailer homes are located.

The following comes from an actual visit to the cemetery in 1995 and again in 1996. The information in brackets is my own notations and do not appear on the tombstones)

- Evelyn Pipkin

Blanton, Edmund F., b. 2/19/1831, d. 11/9/1861 (New government issue tombstone placed in 1996)
Blanton, Edmund, b. 6/14/1806, d. 11/1/1881
Blanton, Thomas, b. Jan 6, 1842, d. Jan 7, 1862 age 20, He died a Christian soldier, 65 Reg SC (New government issue tombstone placed in 1995).
Cook, Davis, d. 1869
Cook, Jamie, no dates, age 31
Cook, Molly, d. 1860
Cook, W. B., d. 1863
Franklin?, M. Clementine, Stone that reads "In Memory of M. Clementine Blanton Wife of (unreadable)" (Believed to be wife of Edmund Franklin)
Pettit, Rachel, b. (infant daughter of John and Ruth Blanton Pettit)
Phillips, P. D., d. 1867
Tate, Delilah, b. 5/25/1805, m. 4/8/1824, d. 8/1/1880, w/o Edmund Blanton, "Mother of 15 children 5 d. in service of the war."
Tate, Mary, b. 1764, d. 1/19/1854, age 90 yrs 3 mo 7 da, w/o W. Tate (Mother of Delilah Tate)

NOTE: There appear to be 10 to 12 more graves marked with sandstones only.

 

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