Affra Harleston Coming

Affra Harleston Coming (HM11BK)

Location: Charleston, SC 29401 Charleston County
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N 32° 46.904', W 79° 56.182'

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Affra Harleston Coming
Who epitomizes the courage of the woman who
???pioneered the settling of this state.
Coming by herself from England in 1670 as a
???bonded servent and serving a two year
indenture to pay for her passage, she afterwards married
???John Coming, First Mate of the ship Carolina.
While her husband was often at sea, Affra, despite danger
???from disease and often hostile Indians, cleared
lands, planted crops and managed a remote plantation.
???In 1698, after Captain Coming's death??
?Affra deeded seventeen acres of her Charleston lands
???to the rector of St. Philip's Episcopal Church
???and his seccessors "in consideration
of the love and duty I have, and owe to the church...
to promote and encourage ... good charitable
and pious ... work." She died not long afterwards.
The glebe, surrounded by St. Philips, Coming,
George and Beaufain Streets, is a living reminder
???of the vision and character of ??
????Carolina's first settlers.

Erected by the Society of First Families of
South Carolina 1670 - 1700
HM NumberHM11BK
Year Placed1986
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 3:51am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 599606 N 3627590
Decimal Degrees32.78173333, -79.93636667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 46.904', W 79° 56.182'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 46' 54.24" N, 79° 56' 10.92" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-11 Glebe St, Charleston SC 29401, US
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