Sharon Methodist Cemetery
Kinards, Newberry County, South Carolina
100 Carlisle Oxner Road
Kinards, SC 29386
Lat: 34° 22' 42"N, Lon: 81° 46' 37"W
Contributed by Bonni Bobb, Apr 15, 2004 [firstname.lastname@example.org].
Total records = 89.
To reach cemetery from I-26 take exit 72 (SC 121), if traveling toward
Spartanburg turn left, if traveling toward Columbia turn right from exit.
Travel 1.8 miles. Turn right onto US 76. Travel 10.8 miles. Turn left
onto SC 560. Take first left onto Carlisle Oxner Road. Cemetery is on
Cemetery is owned and maintained by Sharon Methodist Church and is
relatively good condition, with only a few graves in disrepair.
The cemetery has been in existence since about 1863, created on land
donated by Manuel W. Oxner.
I walked and read this cemetery in Sept 2002.
- Bonni Bobb
Albriton, Mary E., b. 23 Apr 1884, d. 9 Sep 1886, "Daughter
of M. P. & E. F. Albriton
Barre, Huldah D., b. 23 Aug 1845, d. 4 Oct 1902, footstone marker
with initials HCB
Barre, William A., b. 23 Sept 1840, d. 11 Dec 1885, "A member
of Co. D. 13th F C Reg CSA", footstone marker with initials WAB
Bethea, Eva Oxner, b. 3 Oct 1890, d. 16 Apr 1984, "Scholar &
Teacher in public schools Graduate of Lander College & University of
South Carolina Loved by all who knew her"
Boozer, Earl Counts, b. 5 Sept 1893, d. 16 Dec 1911, son of D.
L. & E. A. Boozer, "Just as the morning of his life Was opening into
day, His young and lovely spirit passed From earth and grief away",
footstone marker with initials.
Boozer, Evelyn A., b. 10 Apr 1917, d. 19 Oct 1940, wife of John
Harris, footstone marker with initials EAH.
Boozer, Langdon L., b. 13 Sept 1883, d. 27 Mar 1905, "A place
is vacant in our hearts That never be filled, A light from our household
is gone A voice we loved is stilled, Asleep in Jesus! Blessed sleep
From which none ever wake to weep", footstone marker with initials LLB
Boozer, Paul King, b. 19 Jul 1942, d. 23 Nov 1942, son of W.
L. & Mable Boozer
Clay, Gillan L. Holley, b. 1 Apr 1860, d. 29 Apr 1947, s/w James
Henry Clay, footstone marker with "Grandmother"
Clay, James Henry, b. 15 Jun 1858, d. 5 Feb 1940, s/w Gillan
L. Holley Clay, footstone marker with "Grandfather"
Copeland, Mary Elizabeth, b. 13 Dec 1861, d. 6 May 1903, "Daughter
of Jeremiah & Emily Lee", "Wife of Rev. J. Rufus Copeland", "Her last
word, 'Jesus', footstone marker with initials MEC
Gant, Infant, d. 1884, "Infant of R. E. & C. A. Gant"
Gant, John W., b. 3 Feb 1890, d. 29 May 1891, "Son of R. E. &
C. A. Gant", footstone marker with initials JWG
Gant, Mary E., b. 12 Aug 1880, d. 15 Feb 1883, "Dau. of R. E.
& C. A. Gant", footstone marker with initials MEG
Getsinger, Olive Barre, b. 3 May 1870, d. 18 Oct 1894, "In loving
remembrance of sister", footstone marker with initials OBG
Goree, Martha, b. 10 May 1813, d. 7 Sep 1886, "Waiting for us
on the other side", footstone marker with initials MG
Goree, W. O., Aged 76y, footstone marker with initials WOG
Guin, Bilzy Ann, b. 14 Oct 1840, d. 13 Jun 1907, "Asleep in Jesus"
Guin, Infant, b. 24 Jul 1894, d. 1 Aug 1894 **
Guin, Infant, d. 22 Nov 1886, Aged 20d, "daughter of J. M. &
Lula A. Guin", "Asleep in Jesus" **
Guin, John W., b. 9 Jan 1843, d. 8 Jul 1895, "Asleep in Jesus"
Hammett, Henry, b. 20 Sep 1875, d. 6 Nov 1879, "Sweet Henry,
unto earth A little while was given He plumed his wings for flight And
soared away to Heaven", "son of Walter W. and Manora V. Summer", footstone
marker with initials HHS
Hammett, Johnathan I., b. 24 Mar 1854, d. 17 Mar 1877, Aged 22y
11m 23d, "In memory of", illegible footstone marker.
Hammett, Sarah A., b. 3 Aug 1857, d. 18 Aug 1863, daughter of
Rev. T. & N. E. Hammett, footstone marker with initials SAH (footstone
fallen over beside grave)
Henson, Infant, d. 1879, "Infant of H. O. & J. A. Henson", footstone
marker with single initial H
Henson, Infant, d. 1893, "Infant dau. of H. O. & J. A. Henson",
footstone marker with single initial H
Henson, Jerusha A., b. 29 Apr 1857, d. 19 Dec 1893, "wife of
H. O. Henson", "Her husband and seven children remain to mourn her loss",
"As a wife, devoted, as a mother affectionate, as a friend, ever kind
and true", footstone marker with initials JAH
Johnson, Abner Wister, b. 18 Sep 1901, d. 8 Dec 1968
Johnson, Alice D. Miller, b. 1861, d. 1940, Mother, s/w Andrew
Johnson, Alice Elizabeth, b. 23 Nov 1889, d. 30 Apr 1970
Johnson, Andrew J., b. 1869, d. 1945, Father, s/w Alice D. Miller
Johnson, Asa Davis, b. 26 Jan 1867, d. 18 Sep 1947
Johnson, Clyde, b. 23 Oct 1893, d. 8 Aug 1934, s/w Emma Baker
Johnson, footstone marker with initials CJ
Johnson, E. Clydus, b. 20 Mar 1869, d. 27 Dec 1951
Johnson, Eliza Regenia, b. 30 Aug 1872, d. 13 Nov 1960, footstone
marker with initials REJ
Johnson, Emma Baker, b. 23 Jul 1893, s/w Clyde Johnson, footstone
marker with initials EBJ
Johnson, F. M., b. 24 Apr 1878, d. 7 Oct 1912, "Gone but not
forgotten", footstone marker with initials FMJ
Johnson, George C., b. 10 Dec 1893, d. 19 Jul 1958, "South Carolina
Pvt Btry C 1 Regt Fard World War I"
Johnson, Infant, "son of G. W. & Katie Johnson"
Johnson, Infant, b. 28 Feb 1905, d. 28 Feb 1905, "son of F. M.
& M. A. Johnson", "Sweetly resting"
Johnson, Jacob J., b. 29 Dec 1895, d. 5 Feb 1980, footstone marker
with the word "Brother"
Johnson, Johnie Brooks, b. 6 May 1889, d. 24 Jul 1891 **
Johnson, Katie L. Dreher, b. 29 Jan 1885, d. 3 Jan 1953, s/w
George W. Ross, footstone marker with initials KLDJ
Johnson, L. B., b. 24 Oct 1858, d. 25 Dec 1928, "Resting in hope
of a glorious resurrection", headstone s/w Mary Guin Johnson, individual
footstone markers **
Johnson, M. Gertrude Davenport, b. 1867, d. 1916, "Wife of A.
Johnson, Mary Guin, b. 11 Jun 1868, d. 21 Jan 1946, "Resting
in hope of a glorious resurrection", headstone s/w L. B. Johnson, individual
footstone markers **
Johnson, Spergeon M., b. 29 Sep 1897, d. 11 Jan 1968
Kinard, (Mrs.) Katherine, b. 8 Sep 1787, d. 14 Sep 1856, Aged
68y 11m 14d, "This slab marks the final resting place of", "wife of
Capt. M. Kinard", "in early life she connected herself with the Lutheran
Church and was a faithful and consistent member. In all the relations
of life if not perfect she at least furnished an example worthy of imitation.
She was a devoted wife, a good mother, and kind and obliging to her
neighbors None knew her but to love her. She died in peace and rests
Kinard, Fannie Bee, d. 6 Sep 1863, aged 1y 5m, s/w Middleton
T. Kinard & Sallie Kinard, "daughter of Middleton T. & Sallie Kinard",
"The Savior said, suffer little children to come unto me and forbid
them not for such is the kingdom of Heaven."Kinard, Middleton T., 6
Sep 1867, aged 56y, s/w Sallie Kinard & Fannie Kinard, "Sacred to the
memory of", "He was a good man he died in full prospect of Heaven. He
is missed by those who knew him best but most by his little orphan girls",
"For none of us liveth to himself and no man dieth to himself"
Kinard, Martin (Captain), d. 5 Aug 1854, "Sacred to the memory
of", "who departed this life near 76 years of age", "While young he
attached himself to the Lutheran Church and during a long life was an
observer of religion and sincere worshiper, having made his peace with
God he was ready when the summons came, and died in humble hope of Heaven,
he rests from his labors and his works follow him. He was a good Citizen,
an affectionate husband and father, and a Kind Master. Respected, and
honored by all who knew him." "Small & Sykes, Newberry, SC"
Kinard, Mildred Louise, b. 13 Jul 1909, d. 27 Sept 1909, Infant
of J. C. & Bertha N. Kinard, footstone marker with initials.
Kinard, Sallie, d. 4 Dec 1863, aged 20y 5m, s/w Middleton T.
Kinard & Fannie Kinard, "In memory of", "wife of Middleton T. Kinard
and beloved daughter of B. H. & W. Harmon", "She fell on sleep in full
hope of Heaven." "She was an affectionate wife, mother, sister and a
devoted daughter-long will her memory be cherished by those who knew
her.", "Write, Blessed are the dead who die in thee Lord, from henceforth,
yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors and their
works do follow them." "Rest sweet child"
Murray, Ruby Polatty, b. 20 Jan 1886, d. 5 Feb 1906, "Gone but
not forgotten", "My Wife", "Daughter of T.F. & M. A. Polatty", "Wife
of M. P. A. Murray", footstone marker with initials RM
Oxner, Catherine Talulah, b. 13 May 1862, d. 7 May 1887, "wife
of M. W. Oxner", "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord, that they
may rest from their labors, and their works do follow them.", footstone
marker with initials CTO *
Oxner, James Uriah, b. 30 Mar 1854, d. 31 Jan 1882, footstone
marker with initials JUO *
Oxner, Lawrence Goree, b. 5 Aug 1892, d. 8 Jun 1958, "son of
Manuel W. and Nancy J. Oxner" *
Oxner, Lemuel G., b. 8 Nov 1864, d. 14 Jun 1891, "son of Lemuel
and Sara C. Oxner *
Oxner, Lemuel, b. 21 Mar 1817, d. 22 Sep 1887, s/w S. C. Oxner,
"Our parents", "Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God"
Oxner, M. S., b. 3 Jan 1861, d. 30 Jun 1863, Aged 2y 5m 27d,
"Sacred to the memory of", "son of L. & S. Oxner *
Oxner, M. W. (Wash), b. 15 Oct 1902, d. 19 Apr 1987, "Farmer,
merchant, churchman Graduate of Newberry College Vet. WWII Liked by
all who knew him"
Oxner, Manuel W., b. 16 Nov 1862, d. 13 Oct 1942, "He rests amid
the fields he loved and tilled" *
Oxner, Nancy Jane Howell, b. 10 Jul 1864, d. 27 Mar 1938, "wife
of M. W. Oxner", "A faithful wife, devoted mother and kind neighbor"
Oxner, S. C., b. 5 May 1839, d. 23 Jun 1888, s/w Lemuel Oxner
Oxner, Sadye M., b. 4 Mar 1902, d. 15 Oct 2001, "wife of Van
C. Oxner, Sr" *
Oxner, Van C., Jr., b. 14 Oct 1928, d. 4 Nov 2001 *
Oxner, Vannoir C., Sr., b. 16 Jul 1894, d. 24 Dec 1971 *
Polatty, Mamie A., b. 23 Jul 1866, d. 7 Feb 1901, "Wife of T.
F. Polatty", footstone marker with initials MAP
Rhodes, John Wesley, b. 5 Dec 1827, d. 20 Jun 1891, footstone
marker with initials JWR.
Rhodes, Lou, no dates, aged 89y
Ross, George W., b. 17 Feb 1882, d. 8 Jan 1953, s/w Katie L.
Dreher Johnson, footstone marker with initials GWWR
Summer, Elizabeth Johnson, b. 6 Aug 1879, d. 12 Apr 1921, "Wife
of J. P. Summer", s/w Eunice Haltiwanger Summer and J. P. Summer, footstone
marker with initialsEJS
Summer, Elizabeth, d. 8 Mar 1887, Aged 71y 11m 9d, "In loving
remembrance of Our Mother, Her end was peace", footstone marker with
Summer, Eunice Haltiwanger, b. 23 Aug 1886, d. 15 Aug 1962, "Wife
of J. P. Summer", s/w Elizabeth Johnson Summer and J. P. Summer, footstone
marker with initials EHS
Summer, Infant, b. 15 Apr 1890, d. 20 Apr 1890, Infant of Walter
W. and Lavinia Summer, footstone marker with single initial I.
Summer, Infants, no dates, "daughters of Mr. & Mrs. J. P. Summer
Summer, J. P., b. 27 Mar 1885, d. 4 Jul 1970, s/w Elizabeth Johnson
Summer and Eunice Haltiwanger Summer, footstone marker with initials
Summer, Jacob, b. 5 May 1817, d. 6 Apr 1880, In memory of, "Blessed
are the dead who die in the Lord", footstone marker with initials JS
Summer, Lavinia Meadors, b. 14 Oct 1856, d. 4 Nov 1926, "The
Lord is my shepherd I shall not want", wife of Walter W. Summer, footstone
marker with initials LMS.
Summer, Manora V., b. 8 Mar 1852, d. 30 Apr 1878, Aged 26y 1m
22d, "In memory of", "wife of W. W. Summer and daughter of Rev. Thomas
& N. E. Hammett", "She leaves three children too young to realize their
loss. She was a devoted Christian and died in full triumph of Heaven",
"Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord, they rest from their labors,
and their works do follow them.", footstone marker with initials MVS
Summer, Mary Brantley, b. 24 Aug 1872, d. 7 Jan 1894, "She died
as she lived. A Christian. Fond memory points our hearts to Thee", daughter
of W. W. & Manora Summer, footstone marker with initials MBS.
Summer, Walter W., b. 12 Jul 1850, d. 30 May 1912, "Asleep in
Jesus", back of headstone states Summer, footstone marker with initials
Taylor, Mrs. N. E., b. 2 Nov 1833, d. 1 Nov 1889, Aged 55y 11m
29d, "In loving remembrance of Grandmother, We loved thee, We miss thee
We will meet you again", footstone marker with initials NET.
Williams, Pearl Johnson, b. 21 Jul 1896, d. 20 Dec 1972, "Rest
in peace", "Asleep in Jesus"**
Wright, Daniel P., b. 19 Nov 1872, d. 27 Jun 1948
Wright, Ida Mars, b. 24 Jul 1868, d. 21 Feb 1955
Wright, James David, b. 25 Jul 1941, d. 14 Feb 1942, footstone
marker with initials JDW
Wright, John N., b. 1 Jan 1893, d. 12 Oct 1970, "son of Daniel
P. & Ida Mars Wright", footstone marker with "Uncle"
Wright, Luther, b. 8 Dec 1909, d. 30 May 1986, "Son of Annie
Wright", s/w Mary L. Wright, "Parents of Jack R. & David Wright", footstone
marker with "Father"
Wright, Mary Lollis, b. 13 Jul 1909, d. 25 Aug 1984, "Dau. Of
Clifton & Sallie Lollis", s/w Luther Wright, "Parents of Jack R. & David
Wright", footstone marker with "Mother"
??, ??, headstone and footstone markers both with initials FBK
??, ??, headstone marker with initials TFP, blank footstone marker,
noted that grave is beside that of Mamie A. Polatty-probably grave of
T. F. Polatty
??, ??, this grave had only a plain headstone with initials J. S.
* Oxner, Here about lie the bodies of Manuel W. Oxner, donor of church
land, and his wife, Nancy Jane Howell Oxner, and their six children,
except: G. Dewey Oxner (13 Mar 1898 - 17 Jan 1960) Senior Associate
Justice, South Carolina Supreme Court, Interred At Springwood Cemetery,
Greenville, SC and J. Carlisle Oxner (26 Apr 1900 - 4 Mar 1993) Attorney
At Law, Owner of lands adjoining church land, interred at Elmwood Cemetery,
** Coping surrounded eight graves: those of Bilzy Ann Guin, John W.
Guin, Pearl Johnson Williams, Mary Guin Johnson, L. B. Johnson, Infant,
Johnie Brooks Johnson & Infant daughter Guin
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