Old Quaker Cemetery
is a cemetery located in Camden, South Carolina
, in Kershaw County
. It dates back to the earliest days of Camden, which was first settled in 1730, and is the oldest inland city in South Carolina
. The cemetery is notable in that it maintains the gravesites of numerous famous people, to include three Civil War Confederate Army Generals
, two Medal of Honor
recipients, and one South Carolina Governor.
- Agnes of Glasgow, (1760-1780) - A lost lover and part of a local legend, which local folklore claims still haunts the cemetery to present day.
- Richmond Hobson Hilton, (1898-1933) - World War I Medal of Honor recipient.
- John Canty Villepigue, (1896-1919) - World War I Medal of Honor recipient.
- John Peter Richardson III, (1829-1899) - South Carolina Governor from 1886 to 1890.
- Richard Rowland Kirkland, (1843-1863) - Civil War Confederate soldier and hero at the Battle of Fredericksburg.
- Joseph Brevard Kershaw, (1822-1894) - Confederate Civil War General and later member of the United States Congress, and whose family ancestors were who Kershaw County was named after.
- John Doby Kennedy, (1840-1896) - Confederate Army General during the Civil War, and later South Carolina Lieutenant Governor.
- John Bordenave Villepigue, (1830-1862) - Confederate Civil War General, and ancestor to John Canty Villepigue.