Family Histories

Family Histories for the Rose and Kirkpatrick Families

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday - Old Waxhaw Cemetery

The Waxhaw settlement in what is now Lancaster, South Carolina, near the North Carolina/South Carolina border, was settled by Scots-Irish immigrants in the mid-1700s, and named for the Waxhaw Indians who once inhabited the area.  The old Presbyterian Church still stands and the cemetery is now on the National Register of Historic Places.  As I said in my previous post, Andrew Jackson lived there as a boy with his mother and siblings, as did one of my family's ancestors, Issac McCulloch.

Old Presbyterian Church
 The church is not the original meeting house built in the 1750's, but is still one of the oldest churches in the region.
Statue to Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson, mother of Andrew Jackson

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