The grave of Tarlton Brown (1757 - 1845),militia officer, state representative, and state senator, is located here. Brown, a native of Virginia, moved to S.C. at anearly age and settled in what was thenOrangeburg District, near Briar Creek andSavannah River. He enlisted as a pvt. inthe S.C. militia in 1776, was commissioneda lt. in 1778, and promoted to capt. in 1780.
Brown, who served in the Revolution underGens. Francis Marion and Andrew Pickens,wrote his memoirs in 1843, first publishedin 1862. After the war Brown served as coronerand sheriff of what then was Winton Co., thenin the S.C. House 1792 - 97 and in the Senate1797 - 99, resigning to become sheriff of thenew Barnwell District, a position he held1799 - 1804: he died in 1845 at age 88.