This stone marks the grave of one of South
Carolina's most distinguished citizens,
One of the founders of the Republic.
Born in Virginia August 14, 1734.
Died June 1, 1832
To General Thomas Sumter
who fought so gloriously for the
Liberty of the United States
In remembrance of his two grandsons
Charles and Etienne DeFontenay
Who fought so heroically and died so nobly
for the Liberty of France in 1916
Homage du Viconte du Fontenay
Ambassadeur du France
In Honor of
Revolutionary War Hero
General Thomas Sumter
July 14,1734 - June 1, 1832
Sumter's Home Chapter D.A.R.
He came to South Carolina about 1760 and was inthe Indian Service on the frontier for several years,before settling as a planter in this vicinity.Commandant 6th Regt. S.C. Line, Continental Establishment,1776 - 1778. Brig. Gen S.C. Militia, 1780 - 1782.
Member of the Continental Congress, 1783 - 84.
Member U.S. Congress 1789 - 1793. 1797 - 1801.
U.S. Senator, 1801 -1810.