Tombstone Tuesday: Cox Family Plots

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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.

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