The details of the headstones are much appreciated.I descend from James, a younger brother of Obedience, he being born in 1754.I notice your keyboard has a similar virus to mine; that is, individual letters and characters don't always appear when I request them.In hope that the current technology will be available for our progeny 200 years from now, possibly you could go back to your photos and correct the following: RH_4Her middle name is Gillespie, not Gilespie; RH_2again, Gillespie; RH_3Again, Gillespie, and Ellerbe, not Ellerb
My family still has a family bible, dated 1808, and it lists Obedience's death as ------1821, so this makes me suspect the headstone was made well after her death, with the data coming from that specific bible.
In Gregg's "History of the Old Cheraws", pages 113 & 114, "The fourth District embraced the lands ""situate on the south side of the Great Pedee River, from Lynche's Creek south-westward to the bounds of the Province; and James Gillespie, Francis Young, John Dexter, Samuel DeSorrency, and Thomas Elleby, were appointed Commissioners".((Francis Young was James Gillespie's father-in-law.))(((notice the Elleby spelling)))
AS for cleaning up the overgrowth at the cemetary, twenty years back I visited the Gillespie Cemetary near Kollock.I could barely make my way around it, it was so snarled and trashed, with many headstones broken.I mentioned it to several of my first cousins, now living in Hartsville and Society Hill, and they laughed, verifying that just two years prior they had gone in with a crew and removed all of the junk and overgrowth.My midwest upbringing did not give me the knowledge of how rapidly things grow down there in General Marion's swamps!!!