The Lesesne Family Cemetery, on the banks of the Wando behind the Family Circle, differs in several ways from the other cemeteries on the island.
It contains graves (dating back to the 1700s) of the Huguenot Lesesne family, which has endowed a fund for upkeep and maintenance. Some of the graves were relocated from a previous site because of the construction of I-526. Although there’s a striking stone obelisk commemorating the site, the Wando is encroaching on the graves.
List from findagrave.com of people buried in Lesesne Cemetery.
COL. BARNARD BEEKMAN
1731 (estimate) – July 21, 1797
Stone inscription: none
Photo of stone/marker: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/45354751/barnard-beekman
WILLIAM ROPER BRAILSFORD
October 13, 1822 – February 3, 1871
Stone inscription: Age 48 years and 4 months, Asleep In Jesus
Photo of stone/marker: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/44559900/william-roper-brailsford
ANNA LUCIA BRAILSFORD
1798 (estimated) – March 12, 1884
Stone inscription: Died in her 86th year of life
Photo of stone/marker: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/44559953/anna-lucia-brailsford
August 1774 – June 20, 1808
Photo of stone/marker: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/44560280/john-cochran
1738 (estimated) – November 1803
Stone inscription: 65 years (Note, parent to John Cochran)
Photo of stone/marker: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/44560368/thomas-cochran
1775 (estimated) – June 5, 1808
Stone inscription: (difficult to read inscription, but note Samuel is a sibling to John Cochran, son to Thomas and Susannah Cochran)
Photo of stone/marker: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/44560237/samuel-cochran
Unknown birthdate – June 5, 1808
Photo of stone/marker:
MS. ELIZABETH LESESNE BEEKMAN
January 29, 1754 – February 21, 1815
Lesesne Family information from Ancestry.com Note: contains
information beyond the cemetery on Daniel Island.
To read about a Lesesne descendent rediscovering his Daniel Island roots….and this cemetery CLICK HERE