Posted By:Laura Burress Thornton
Subject:Cemeteries and land for Burriss, Riley, Arnold, Gaines
Post Date:June 23, 2002 at 06:59:23
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Forum:Anderson County, SC Genealogy Forum
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I'm planning to visit several cemeteries in the Anderson area in the next several days, and was wondering if anyone has any info to share with me about these places, and/or the specific plots I hope to find. Here they are:

Shady Grove (Baptist Church?) Cemetery - Clarissa Arnold, b. 9/5/1804, d. 12/30/1890; hopefully her husband, as well, Rev. Nathaniel Gaines, b. 2/24/1798, d. 4/24/1878

Mountain Creek (Baptist Church?) Cemetery - Thomas Burriss, b. 1782, d. 12/2/1849; hopefully, his wife, too, Jane Davis (no info); their son, Reuben Burriss, b. 2/20/1807, d. 12/18/1884; his wife, Delilah, b. 10/1806, d. 10/28/1885; their son, Zera(h) Burriss, b. 2/24/1850, d. 12/19/1917; his wife, Clara Lou Riley, b. 7/28/1854, d. 8/9/1927. Please note that there seem to be many spellings for Burriss/is/ess (it could even be "Borroughs"), so I could be a bit wrong. Also, numerous Burris family reunions were held at this site: 8/23/1906; 1924; 1932; 8/15/1940.

Old Silver Brook Cemetery - Patrick Riley, b. 1740, d. 1823; his wife, Ann (no info); their son James Riley, b. 2/17/1776, d.5/3/1850; his wife, Nancy Taylor, b. 4/15/1782, d. 7/22/1856.

The "Old Burying Ground" near Gluck Mill - Joshua Burriss, b. 1724, d. 1804. I have no idea where this is (I have seen on a map an area in S. Anderson called "Gluck"); Maybe his wife is there, too, Sara Chamblee (no info).

I would also love to see any old property that any of these folks owned or lived on.

Likewise, if anyone is familiar with any of the above names, there are others that I have no info on (insofar as burial location goes), so I would love to hear from anyone in the know. Specifically, I want to find the graves of Susanna Broaddus and Edmund Pendleton Gaines, parents of Rev. Nathaniel Gaines; Ann Martha George and Rev. Henry Gaines, parents of Edmund Pendleton Gaines; Nancy Berry, Sarah Anthony, and Hudson Berry, Sr., mother, grandmother, and grandfather to Clarissa Arnold; and finally Frances Sara Gaines and William "Squire" Riley, daughter of Clarissa Arnold and Rev. Nathaniel Gaines, and son of Nancy Taylor and James Riley.

Many, many thanks,
Laura Burress Thornton