These are some recent photos of the old Burnt Meeting House Cemetery and the
marker stones for Benjamin Franklin Culp taken in 2013. This is also
the resting place of
Barbara Culp McKinney
. The Burnt Meeting House Cemetery is overgrown and
very difficult to reach. It is about 1/8 mile from the road along a
severely washed-out, overgrown driveway.
This is the Burnt Meeting House sign which is
located on Bobcat Road east of Richburg, SC.
On Benjamin's original stone are
some lines of verse below the details of his life. The first four lines are:
"Hark! from the tombs a doleful sound; My ears, attend the cry;
Ye living men, come view the ground; Where you must shortly lie." These
lines are from the old Hymn by Isaac Watts, published around 1707. This
Hymn was sung at George Washington's funeral.
Below these four lines are "Few doctors preach so well; few orators so
tenderly can touch the feeling heart". These lines are from Edward Young's
"The Complaint: or Night-Thoughts on Life, Death, and Immortality
(specifically Night V. 87). This was published in "The Complaint or Night
Thoughts on Life, Death, & Immortality" in 1743.
Modern federal marker.
Information provided by Jim Dedman