Tombstone Tuesday: Cox Family Plots
There are many Cox ancestors buried at Old Johnsonville Methodist Church Cemetery. The cemetery is located south of Johnsonville, South Carolina, off of South Georgetown Highway.
Here is a photo of Johnsonville Methodist Church itself. The church was founded in 1915.
The first plot I will cover is that of my great-grandparents. Another Cox family plot, much older, exists in the cemetery. I will cover it in a later post. My great-grandparents were:
- Robert Dudley Cox, Sr. (b: 27 Jan 1885, d: 9 Dec 1967)
- Helen Louise Dietz (b: 29 Jun 1889, d: 6 Aug 1981)
Their plot is about 8 feet by 6 feet rectangular, marked by marble stones. In the center is a bench style headstone, which I believe mark Robert and Helen. The reason I say “believe”, is that I could not find the names on the headstone, but there were two depressions in front of it. It is possible the markers with their names have sunken and grown over. I did not try to feel around on the ground for them. On the headstone is a quote from the Song of Solomon, 2:17: “Until the day break and the shadows flee away…”
The headstone of Robert and Helen is in proximity to another headstone, that of a son:
- Horace Harlow Cox (b: 1 Jan 1917, d: 1 Jan 1945)
Horace’s headstone is within the confines of the plot’s marble markers.
No other closely related Cox members are within the plot.