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