Abbeville, South Carolina

 

 

Upper Long Cane Cemetery - Abbeville, South Carolina

The project:  Wardlaw Family Gravestone Restoration at Upper Long Cane Cemetery – Abbeville, South Carolina.  Brad Evans, owner of the Harris Funeral Home in Abbeville, has offered to clean the forty-three Wardlaw stones in the cemetery.  Mr. Evans has done this for other families and the results have been remarkable.  The stones have been professionally cleaned, whitened and made very readable.  When you are in Abbeville, be sure and visit the cemetery where so many of our ancestors are buried.

 

One of the first photos to come in, this is the fenced Wardlaw plot, the cleaned stones are beautiful! The rest of the stones have also now been cleaned!

The cost:  The price quoted for such a restoration is normally $2,500.  Mr. Evans is graciously offering us a 20% discount and asks $2,000 for the work.  To date, your CWA collected the amount and paid for the cleaning.  This project honors the entire Wardlaw Family.  As descendents of Robert, the first to America, we all have relatives, close or distant, in this most famous of Abbeville cemeteries!

 

The Quay-Wardlaw House in Abbeville. David Lewis Wardlaw and his brother Francis Hugh Wardlaw were born here. The original log cabin is still inside the house, the house being built out around it.

 

 

Fireplace Circa 1785 in the original log cabin part of the inside of the Quay-Wardlaw House. This was originally a tavern and store. Our Wardlaw Tour group got to tour the house, it has been lovingly restored keeping the original integrity.

 

 

Inside corner wall of the cabin, kept with original beams, walls and doors.

 

 

The marker put up by the Abbeville Historical Society, and paid for by our Clan Wardlaw Association.

 

 

Some of the members at the Dinner at our Abbeville Reunion

 

Grave of Hugh Wardlaw (C4) Revolutionary War Captain. My ancestor and ancestor of many of our Wardlaw families.

Son of William (B1), son of Robert (A1)

Buried in Greenville Presbyterian Church, just northeast of Abbeville. Lots of other Wardlaws buried here, too. There is a book available from the church with a list of who is buried there.

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