READ: Text of historical markers at Lang Syne and True Blue cemeteries


Established by the Peterkin family c. 1905, buried here are many former slaves and their descendants. Among those interred here are African-American inhabitants of Lang Syne depicted in Julia Mood Peterkin's novels: Mary Weeks Bryant (Scarlett Sister Mary), Daniel Anderson (Bree-dee), Louvenia Berry (Maum Vinner), Anniker Spann Bryant (Maum Aneky), and Hannah Jefferson (Maum Hannah).  Several graves are marked by Holley Burial Aid Society tombstones. The area around the cemetery was also known as Sunday School Woods because it was the place where slaves from Lang Syne met for religious worship. Near here is Lang Syne School, the plantation's slave cemetery, known as The Yard, the African American Bellville Cemetery, and the Heatley-Dulles-Cheves-McCord family cemetery. 

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True Blue cemetery was established as the burial ground for slaves, former slaves, and their descendants from True Blue Indigo Plantation (c. 1700), as well as the Singleton, Hanes, Weinges (Winsey) Street, and Fort Motte communities. This cemetery also served as the original burial ground for nearby Mt. Zion, Mt. Salem, and Jerusalem (Ancestors of True Blue) Baptist Churches. Those buried here were slaves, former slaves, farm laborers, and their family members, including members of the Lavan, Glover, Milligan, Switzer, Cokley, Mitchell, Garner, Jones, Mosley, White, Owens, Brown, Ravanel, Sasportas, Kirkland, Turquand, Logan, Colter, Palmer, Moultrie, Snipes, Heyward, Scott, Cannon, and Brizz families. Some graves are marked by Holley Burial Aid Society tombstones.

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