Edward Flynn English moved his family from Camden,
SC, to Tennessee after the Revolution. The reason for the move isn't evident
from the cemetery, but Edward's father, Thomas H. English and his brother Joshua
were Tories during the Revolution and fought against the American "rebels" in
the South Carolina campaigns. After the war, the "Americans" confiscated the
70,000 acre English property that was on the west bank of the Wateree River,
just southwest of Camden, SC. Edward Flynn's grandparents are buried in the
Quaker Cemetery in Camden, and I haven't ascertained where his parents (Thomas
English and Margaret Ann Flynn) are buried.
Edward Flynn English (1764-1848) was my (J. Dedman) 5th Gr-Grandfather, and I have been researching his ancestors who lived just about 20 miles from me over in Camden, SC. Edward's grandfather was Joshua English, a Quaker, who immigrated from Moate, Westmeath, Ireland to South Carolina. During the Revolution Joshua and most of the English family in Camden were Royalists and served against the Rebels. After the war, they lost just about everything they had which probably prompted Edward Flynn English to move his family to Maury County. I have read that Joshua English owned about 70,000 acres just west of the Wateree River along Spears Creek (just southwest of Camden).
Edward Flynn English's parents were Thomas English (as you note) on his memorial, and his mother was Margaret Ann Flynn (1742 Ireland-1793 Camden, Kershaw, SC). His grandparents, Joshua English and Mary Holmes English, are buried in unmarked (Quaker tradition) graves in the Old Quaker Cemetery in Camden. Thomas English was living in Clarendon County, SC, when he died in 1792. Find A Grave shows Thomas buried in Clarendon County with cemetery unknown. I haven't verified that yet.
The book "Historic Camden" which mentions the English families a number of times is a free download (pdf) from Google Books.
Jim Dedman, 17 Jun 2017 & 4 Jul 2017
Mr. Fred says a rock wall
which is mostly fallen surrounds this cemetery and that the graves are all lined
up in one row. Further he states that across the ways is an old Slave Graveyard.
Listed in the book Sources: They Passed This Way, page A-123, about 1967; Cemeteries of Maury County Tennessee, page
680 by Fred Lee
Hawkins Jr. 3 Mar 1988.
Transcribed by Mary Bob McClain Richardson. Photos and any updates will
come later when a visit occurs to find the current condition of this very old
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