Once Forgotten Patriot, Now Remembered
Last updated 8/11/2021 at 12:52pm
The solemn grave site nestled among the trees in Pickens County, S.C., lay unattended and forgotten for over 160 years.
Time had worn away the late resident's name on the tombstone to a faint J. Cha...
The land the cemetery sits on is owned today by the Ben Hagood family.
For decades, Hagood family members had visited the family grave sites on the plot of rugged ground.
They would gaze upon the forlorn gravestone and wonder just who was buried there.
Thirty miles to the north of the Hagood Family Cemetery, Lake Toxaway resident Ron Chapman was about to take on the most arduous ta...