More information on each individual will be added as we learn more. If you know of any corrections or additional information, please let us know.
Words italicized are those written on the tombstones
- Emily Rebecca Barclay Daughter of Robert R.& Emily Hains, 3 Nov 1864 – 3 Mar 1938.
- John Jacob Breaker Died 6 Dec 1830, age 24 years.
- Mrs. Susan Breaker, Widow of Jacob Breaker. Died in Camden, SC. 40 years member of this church. Died 6 Oct 1839, age 63 years.
- Charlotte Broughton Daughter, Died 28 Nov 1828, age 72 years. Daughter of Mary Jones Keating Broughton and Alexander Broughton
- Mary Broughton of St. Johns Berkeley, died 11 May 1815, age 89 years. Mary Jones Keating Broughton (ca 1726-1815) was married to Maurice Keating for a short time before he died ca 1749. Shortly after her husband’s death, Mary married Alexander Broughton. Mary and Alexander’s daughter, Charlotte Broughton, is also buried in this cemetery. Charlotte apparently never married.
Mary Jones Keating Broughton purchased Exeter Plantation in 1767, which is now the Berkeley Country Club in Moncks Corner, SC. Some 63 years after Mrs. Broughton purchased Exeter, George Lynes’ daughter Christiana was born there on 16 November 1830. George was the manager of Exeter at the time, and is also interred here. His father, Samuel, managed “Seaton” and “The Farm” plantations for her.
- Mary and Alexander’s daughter, Mary Broughton, married Col. Isaac Motte. She is not buried here, but their children, Alexander B. Motte and Elizabeth Motte Haig (wife of Dr. H. Maham Haig) are buried in this Chapel of Ease cemetery. Mary Broughton Motte’s portrait is also at the Gibbes Museum of Art. Mary Broughton Motte
- Archibald Broun, Esq. Erected by son, Robert Broun, died 11 Dec 1797, age 61 years. Born Jan 9, 1751/52 in Goose Creek, South Carolina; died Dec 14, 1797 in South Carolina. He was the son of Robert Broun, M.D. and Elizabeth Thomas. He married Mary Deas Aug 17, 1780. Archibald Broun was entrusted with a mission to France prior to the Revolutionary War to negotiate a loan for military supplies and equipment. Although his mission was successful, the ship bringing the supplies back was captured by the British and all was lost. He served in the Revolutionary War as a Captain. He was wounded by a bayonet at the Siege of Savannah when a sentry mistakenly stabbed him upon being awakened. He was troubled by this wound the rest of his life, and eventually died from it. Archibald Broun was a friend of the Marquise Lafayette who he had met while he was in France. After the war Layette visited Charleston and Captain Broun entertained him at a dinner in his honor at the Blessing Plantation of Cooper River in Goose Creek.
- Mrs. Elizabeth Broun Erected by daughter,Mrs. Mary Loocock. Died 6 Jun 1766, age 44 years.
- Robert Broun, MD Died 23 Nov 1757, age 43 years.
- John J. Browning Died 10 Jun 1868, 51years, 2 days.
- James A. Campbell 27 Jul 1853 – 5 Jul 1890.
- Mrs. Caroline Deas Died 21 Dec 1816, 33 years 9 months 3 days.
- John Gough was an Irishman who came to Charles Town from Barbados. He established Limerick Plantation, in Berkeley County, SC, in the 1680's, and was the grandfather of Richard Gough. John's original land grant included 3500 acres in the area of present day Goose Creek known then as part of the Barony of Thomas Colleton. The land grand was dated 12 October 1709. A Samuel Lynes appears in the account book of Limerick when it was a Ball family holding.
- Richard Gough, Esquire died 2 Feb 1796, age 45. He was the son of Richard Gough Sr. and Rachel Keating, and grandson to John Gough. Richard was born in 1750 and was a Revolutionary War Patriot (listed as Goff on the DAR Patriot List). Richard Gough was a Captain serving under General Francis Marion in the Revolutionary War. He was married to Elizabeth Barnwell who died 10 October 1817 and is buried in St. Helena's Churchyard. Her home is on the National Register: Barnwell-Gough House, Beaufort County (705 Washington St., Beaufort).Personal info on Richard Gough is at this link:<a>http://holmehistories.com/elizabeth-barnwell-gough/richard-gough.html</a>
- Miss Elizabeth Motte Haig, Wife of Dr. H. Maham Haig, Daughter of Col. Isaac & Mary Motte. 17 Feb 1788 – 2 Sep 1855. Daughter of the American Revolution.
- Emily Hains 12 Dec 1840 – 15 Apr 1890. Wife of Robert Hains, daughter of George Lynes and Lizzie Lynes.
- Robert Hains 12 Dec 1833 – 7 Dec 1876. Robert was a cadet at the Arsenal Academy in Columbia, SC at age 16 in 1850. He served as Corporal in the 1st SC Artillery during the War Between the States and was an overseer at Castle Pinkney. His wife Emily Hains and daugher Emily Hains Barclay are buried here, and his son Robert Willis Haynes is buried at nearby Smyrna Methodist Church.
- Margaret C. Haughf 12 Apr 1838 – 20 Jul1842, 4 years 3 months 8 days.
- Daniel Houghf Father, died 1 Mar 1850, age 48 years.
- William Lewis of St. James Goose Creek, Died 7 Aug 1827, 71 years 6 months 3 days.
- Aaron Loocock Died 10 Feb 1794, age 61 years. Aaron was the author of the book: Some Observations and Directions for the Culture of Madder; Library of Congress: SB287.M3 L66 1775; First published in 1775, Printed by Peter Timothy, 2 editions; the book is a description of cultivation and processing of madder, a plant used in red dye. He was also a Revolutionary War Patriot although not documented with the DAR. He was also the son-in-law of the Robert Broun, MD, and his wife Elizabeth; and the brother-in-law to Archibald Broun Esq. (Revolutionary War Patriot documented with the DAR) all buried here. He was married to the daughter of Dr. Robert Broun, Mary Broun. Apparently, Loocock's Medway Plantation was confiscated after the American Revolution. He took great efforts to regain his property. When he arrived in Charleston, he was detained at the Provost briefly. Medway Plantation borders this property on the back side.
- Elizabeth Lynes wife of Late Samuel Lynes, Exemplary Member of Goose Creek Baptist Church for 42 years, died 8 Jun1853, age 71 years. Some records say that her name was “Maule” but that may have been a widowed name, as other notes hold that her maiden name was Readhimer, sister of John and Peter Readhimer, who are buried nearby. The same records hold that her sister was first married to Samuel Lynes, and their first two children, Ann and Margaret, are from this first marriage.
- George Lynes, Sr 8 Dec 1807 – 23 Apr 1870. Owner of Foxbank Plantation in St James Goose Creek. He and his wife Lizzie had 14 children. Born in 1807, by 1829 he was managing rice plantations on the Savannah Back River.
1829 to 1834 he managed Cherry Hill Plantation, for Ingraham, while at the same time, in
1830 (at 23 years age) he was managing Exeter Plantation for the Broughtons.
1831 he was managing The Blessing Plantation.
1832 – 1834 was also managing for John Myrick.
1834 – 1837 he managed Judge Langdon Cheeves’ (Speaker of the House, and head of the new United States Bank) “Delta” rice plantation on the Savannah Back River, then one of the largest rice plantations in the nation at 2,752 acres.
1838 to 1839 He managed James Hamilton’s Fife Plantation on Pennyworth Island.
1840 – 1843 he managed J.P. Williamson’s Swamp Place, a rice plantation on Union Creek of the Savannah Back River (located now where I-95 crosses the Savannah, SC side).
1843 – 1855 he managed Comingtee Plantation for Keating S. Ball, at time during the years of the publication “A Day on the Cooper River” which praises the fine appearance of Comingtee.
But by 1852, a few years after the death of his father Samuel, he moved onto Foxbank Plantation, and there he lived to the end of his days in 1870. He was a lay minister of the Baptist faith, and active in his church. Of him, Daniel Huger said, “He is, I believe, a kind and good man, active, industrious, and sober.”
- Lizzie Lynes 6 Jan 1813 – 25 Mar 1880. (Elizabeth Whitfield Lynes) Wife of George Lynes, Sr. Mother of 14 children, 9 who lived to adulthood.
- Rev. Samuel Lynes, Died 8 Feb 1862, 56 years 8 months. Son of Samuel, brother of George; Owned Kibblesworth Plantation, more than 1,000 acres, now the Berkeley County Landfill. His descendants moved to Savannah after the War. The namesake of the Lynes Parkway in Savannah is one of his grandsons, Wm F. Lynes.
- Samuel Lynes Exemplary Christian,Member of Baptist Church 34 years, Husband and Indulgent Master, Died 30 Mar 1845, age 69 years. The oldest Lynes that we know of in this cemetery. Father of George Lynes and Rev Samuel Lynes, also buried here. He purchased Fox Bank Plantation and made it the family seat for a hundred years. Among many land holdings, he owned 140 acres adjoining this site, directly across the stream in front of you. His plantation books detailing his transactions, managed plantations and listing financial dealings with people, is in the Charleston Museum archives. His account book lists transactions with John Breaker, John Readhimer, Mrs. Broughton, and others interred here. In 1815 he managed 4 different plantations not including his own land holdings, which by the early 1820’s included Fox Bank, over 800 acres. He was also a teacher. He had beautiful penmanship and wrote the covenant of the Bethlehem Baptist Church. He was one of the founding members.
- Sarah Jeanne DuBois Lynes Wife of Rev. Samuel Lynes, Died 23 Jan 1855, 44 years 4 months. Born in Blois, France June 18, 1811; a French Huguenot. She was kissed by the Marquis de Lafayette at a reception in Charleston (March 14, 1825) when she was 15. Mother of 4.
- John McCullers 11 Apr 1811 – 1 Oct 1867. Erected by wife. (Ornate marker with weeping willow tree).
- Rev. Matthew McCullers Died 17 Mar 1817. By 1810 was the owner of this property, and established the Bethlehem Baptist Church here on 29 May 1812 with the organizational assistance of Samuel Lynes and others.
- Alexander B. Motte of St. Johns Berkeley, died 25 May 1813, 33 years 6 months 6 days.
- John Odum Died 17 Jan 1836 age 35 years.
- John Readhimer Revolutionary War Patriot. Died 10 May 1826, age 72 years. The 1825 Mills Atlas shows “Redhimer’s Tavern” near this spot. He was one of the original organizers of the Bethlehem Baptist Church.
- Peter Readhimer Died 17 Jul 1812, age 54 years.
- L.E.A. Shier Daughter of M.A.E.& A.T. Shier, 28 Sep 1854 – 10 Sep 1859, 4 years 11 months 13 days. Descendants of her family live in Mt. Pleasant.
- Marion C. Tharin, Born 1834, Died 28 Aug 1878
- Mrs. Sarah M. Walling Consistent Member of Baptist Church for 8 years. Died 19 May 1868. 25 years 3 months 2 days.
Footstone discovered on 9/18/13 by Josh and Paula maybe at the south wall of the chapel: Mrs. ECD 1858; unidentified at this time.
Revised 15 June 2015