I have always been touched by Basil's will and his leaving small children and an expectant wife.I found this book in the Abbeville, SC, library and it also touched me.Does anyone know what happened to his wife?I hope her later years were happier.
TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS from FAMILY GRAVEYARDS in GREENWOOD COUNTY, S. C. by Margaret J. Watson and Louise M. Watson
"The site of this early Baptist Church is no longer near a road and the markers in its cemetery have been badly damaged by time, weather and vandals.The approach is by a farm road going southwesterly from state highway 246 at the George place 1.75 miles west of Stony Point.The farm road winds beside a pasture for about a quarter of a mile, then one must walk about the same distance north across the pasture and into the woods.Providence Church was at this location from 1801 until the 1870's when it was abandoned."
"BASIL HALLAM - born Sept. 26, 1775 - died Aug. 4, 1816 - He joined the Baptist Church - in early life and lived a - consistent member. - He was a kind husband and - an indulgent father. - Blessed are the dead who die - in the Lord.
BASIL HALLUM (sic) Jr. - Infant son of - Basil and Susannah Hallum - aged 12 days.
In memory of - An Infant - First daughter of - Basil and Susannah - Was stillborn (No date)
In memory of - An Infant - the second daughter of - Basil and Susannah Hallum - was stillborn. (no date)"