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NATIONAL REGISTER INFORMATION: This cemetery contains the graves of Patrick Calhoun and members of his family, who settled in the Long Canes area of Abbeville County in the 1750s. Patrick
Calhoun, early settler of backcountry South Carolina soon achieved a reputation as an Indian fighter. He entered politics and served in South Carolina’s early assemblies. Realizing that the Charleston-based state legislature often served only the interests of the lowcountry planters, Calhoun became a spokesman for the rights of the backcountry settlers. He was influential in securing the right to vote for this region as well as promoting its representation in the legislature. He also was the father of John C. Calhoun, US Senator and Vice President of the United States (1824-1832). John C. Calhoun spent his early life in the Abbeville community and its adjacent countryside, the homeplace of the Calhoun family. In 1844 he erected a monument in the family cemetery to his father, mother and sister. Patrick Calhoun’s grave is the earliest recorded in the cemetery. There are a total of approximately 30 graves, some unmarked except for fieldstones. Listed in the National Register August 28, 1975. [Courtesy of the SC Dept. of Archives and History]
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